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Job Title: Client-side Quantity Surveyor

Department: Property Team

Reports to: Senior Commercial Manager

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

Last updated: 18 December, 2018 10:56 AM

Company Profile:

The Office Group provides beautifully designed flexible work spaces for a range of companies from start-ups to established corporates. We have 31 locations across London, with one building in Bristol and one in Leeds. As TOG employees (Toggers) we are dynamic, we do what we say we will and we love what we do. We dare to be different, and we never miss an opportunity to say hello.

 

Purpose of Role/Job Overview

An exciting opportunity for a commercial manager to assist and support the ever growing property team to provide commercial and QS support ranging from acquisitions to final project delivery.

 

The Client-side Quantity Surveyor will work directly with the Senior Commercial Manager and be responsible for reviewing, monitoring and helping to manage the budgets and costs across several projects.  The Client-side Quantity Surveyor, although reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager, will be expected to work independently, be pro-active and take initiative and offer assistance to the team. The role will also involve working with the Acquisitions Team, assisting in development of internal appraisals, reviewing external consultants’ cost estimates, to ensure the best outcome during the acquisition phase.

 

Key Accountabilities

Data Analysist:

  • Review historic cost data to prepare benchmarking data to support future acquisitions and project budgets
  • Preparation of elemental benchmark data sheets
  • Preparation of key data sheets based on project cost data
  • Leasehold Landlord and Tenant scope/cost split review to value contributions

 

Acquisitions:

  • Building/Cost Analysis – supporting Senior Commercial Manager with acquisitions modelling, working with Development / Finance / Acquisitions team

Projects

  • Cross check and review cost plans alongside PD/PM’s submitted by external QS
  • Reviewing variations alongside the PD/PM on each project prior to instruction

 

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
  • Market knowledge outside UK

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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