Job Title: Client-side Quantity Surveyor

Department: Property Team

Reports to: Senior Commercial Manager

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

Last updated: 27 December, 2018 09:13 AM

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 44 buildings, 41 of which are in London, 7 of which are in development, 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.


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



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


  • 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





  • Property / Construction / Quantity surveying related degree


  • Recently qualified MRICS





  • Understanding of current market rates
  • An understanding of different construction methods


  • Ability to identify / propose more cost-efficient alternative
  • Market knowledge outside UK






  • 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




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


  • Commercial Office experience


Personal Attributes


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



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