Cost Manager – (QS)

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Our client, a successful service provider, are seeking an experienced Cost Manager – (QS) to join their team. The role is to work as a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a contract to provide services as a Facilities Management Integrator. This is a hands-on role; hence the candidate must have the ability to work with cross-functional teams and deliver results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the work orders are verified as per the terms of the Supplier contractual agreements.
  • To manage a team of quantity surveyors (Swindon).
  • To ensure supplier disputes are resolved expeditiously.
  • To prepare reports, both regular and adhoc.
  • To prepare estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval.
    To monitor progress on major projects.
  • To assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts.

Key Tasks:

  • Set up and manage systems appropriate for the commercial verification of work orders.
  • Ensure that the work orders are verified as per the Supplier contract agreements in terms of commercial values, rates, measures / quantities and material costs.
  • Liaise with team members, assist in prioritising team work load, and ensure verified work orders are promptly processed.
  • Timely communication with the supplier on all disputed work orders.
  • Liaise with the Supplier, other team members and Client to ensure speedy resolution of supplier work order disputes.
  • Produce all regular and ad-hoc reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist with production of budgets and forecasts for the project and monitor actual performance vis-à-vis forecasts.
  • Report against commercial management deliverables and KPI’s.
  • Produce estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval.
  • Monitor progress against plan on major projects.
  • Produce ROC Forward Works Plans.
  • Review of supply chain quotations/tenders for Minor Works Projects to ensure costs are aligned with contracted rates.
  • Assist the MPS in the development of scopes and specifications for Minor New Works projects.
  • Carry out on-site valuations of work done to produce valuation certificates for Minor New Works Projects.
  • Carry out benchmarking reviews of all supply chain costs to ensure VFM is achieved.
  • Participate in supplier tender evaluations.
  • Carry out other ad-hoc tasks as required.

Competencies:

  • Communicates clearly to inform and influence others on what they need to know, when they need to know it; uses effective methods to deliver message.
  • Works effectively with others and maintains constructive relationships within the team, across the business and externally
  • Has sound knowledge of budgets and manages activity to improve commercial performance
  • Commits to putting customers first and delivers high quality service that meets or exceeds expectations.
  • The commitment to Safety First – Always and the drive for continual improvement in this area.
  • Understand company processes and the impact that actions and decisions have on the business.
  • Follows up on commitments to progress work and takes appropriate action to meet challenges.
  • Ability to record, manage and utilise data to provide meaningful information on which management of the Project and Suppliers can be rationally based.
  • Communication and influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others
  • Organisational skills – plans well in advance, manages own time, reviews progress against plan, encourages improvements
  • Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes
  • Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance
  • Values – lives and endorses the company values.
Qualifications/Experience/Skill:

Essential:

  • Demonstrates a systematic approach to tasks and measures progress against plans.
  • Demonstrates experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team or individually as required.
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written with ability to produce accurate and timely reports.
  • Excellent MS Office applications skills.
  • A track record of identifying the need for additional systems and processes.
  • Has worked in roles where he/she has had to accept responsibility for data accuracy within own remit and work area and compliance with company and or legal requirements.
  • Ability to produce weekly / monthly summary reports.
  • Experience of working in a high-volume transaction processing (multiple suppliers).

Preferred:

  • Experience of working with Concept / SharePoint.
  • Experience of working in a company that provides facilities management services.

 

If you believe you have all the required experience, please contact the team at cv@maxwellstephens.com or call 0207 118 4848 to discuss in more detail.

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