Job-description

Job Title: Commercial Manager / Client Quantity Surveyor

Department: Property Operations – Client Alterations Team

Reports to: Head of Client Alterations

Full/Part Time: Full Time (Based in London)

Last updated: 22 May, 2019 12:27 PM

Company Profile:

TOG is home to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK and pioneered the concept of the shared workspace in Britain. Launched in 2003, when the global economy was beginning to be radically reshaped by modern technology and new ideas. Our aim was to reconfigure the modern British workplace to bring it into line with a fast-changing world. Today, TOG has 16,000 members working across 35 open buildings, 33 of which are in London, with more on the way in the UK and Germany. We house one of the fastest growing and most diverse workforces in Britain: app creators and advertising agencies; makers and media companies, financiers and foodies; artists and architects.

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Purpose of Role/Job Overview

 

An exciting opportunity for a commercial manager to assist and support the ever-growing client alterations team to provide commercial and QS support, in quoting and implementing alterations and enhancements to client offices. Projects range from one off small changes to whole scale fit-outs of entire floors.

 

The Commercial Manager will work directly with the CA team and be responsible for estimating, pre-pricing/budgeting and then firming up costs for client alteration works. The CM will also be responsible for managing the budgets and costs, through the delivery process, across several projects.  The Commercial Manager will work closely as part of a tight knit team, to support the business needs for providing fast, reliable commercial information for client works and may also be expected to work independently, be pro-active, take initiative, be client facing and help, as required. The role will also involve working with the TOG projects team in the handover process, as a new building development comes to an end and the building becomes operational and there is a requirement to change and enhance spaces for new clients.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Reporting into the Head of Client Alterations
  • Developing a thorough knowledge of the TOG portfolio and the intricacies of what works can and can’t be carried out in certain buildings and in what way
  • Liaising with the TOG operational team and possibly directly with clients to understand the brief
  • Liaising with TOG landlords to ensure that what clients want to achieve is possible and practical
  • To provide initial budget cost plans and then firm costs, in a timely manner to support the PM and Ops/Sales team in delivering what the client wants
  • Technical appraisals of prospective requirements to guide most appropriate solution
  • Working closely with the finance team on reporting revenue and profit and ensuring best value in procuring works and that clients are being billed in the correct way
  • Prepare works presentations in close collaboration with the team
  • Working closely with the design team to develop most effective solutions to deliver an enhanced client experience in the delivery alterations
  • Oversee the commercial management of the implementation process
  • Review variations alongside the PD/PM on each project prior to instruction.
  • Oversee the financial close out of projects

 

Personal Profile

Qualifications

Essential

Property / Construction / Quantity surveying related degree

Desirable

Recently qualified MRICS

 

Knowledge

Essential

– Understanding of current market rates

– An understanding of different construction methods

Desirable

– Ability to identify / propose more cost- efficient alternative.

– M&E services experience

 

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

Essential

– Good understanding of measurement principles and their application.

– Good written and verbal communication skills.

– Ability to manage and prioritise duties.

– Attention to detail.

– Previous experience in Microsoft packages such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook as well as the ability to learn new Software.

– Proactive approach

 

Experience

Essential

3-5 years’ experience in Construction performing commercial duties.

Desirable

Commercial Office experience

Client facing experience

 

Personal Attributes

Essential

The successful candidate should have personal skills and qualities necessary to interact with others in the workplace, and complete assignments well and on time.

  • Team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Organised
  • Responsible
  • Assertive
  • Personable
  • Proactive
  • Professional
  • Self-motivated

 

Please email talent@theofficegroup.co.uk to apply for this position

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