Senior Cost Manager

Full Time

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Why Soben?

We’re an award-winning construction consultancy with huge ambitions to put ourselves firmly on the map. We’ve come a long way since operations commenced in 2011 but now is the time to step on the gas and realise our true potential.

It is a hugely exciting time to join our business and we have some amazing times ahead of us. We’re targeting to have 1000 people globally by 2030 to support our expansion plans in current locations as well as additional territories.

If you want to play an integral part in achieving our ambitious plans for growth and delivering an exceptional consultancy service for our clients in the EMEA region, whilst progressing your own career in a supportive and dynamic environment, we want to hear from you!

Role Description

This position is for a pro-active, ambitious Quantity Surveyor to integrate within our business and develop, implement, and deliver key procurement and commercial strategies across a range of projects within our existing client base and beyond. We are looking for individuals who possess a pre and post contact skill set that can be adapted (with support and if regarded as workable) to any of the sectors that we work across in the construction industry.

Key Responsibilities

* Revels in delivering solutions to problems not problems to solutions.

* Enjoys receiving positive feedback from clients for a job well done

* Has excellent organisational and stakeholder management skills. The individual will be able to work collaboratively with all stakeholders (i.e., client, design team and contractor) dismantling obstacles by opening lines of communication.

* Will provide the necessary pre and post contract quantity surveying / commercial support on a range of one-off or main projects and programmes of work. We are looking for an individual who has working knowledge of relevant conditions of contract, along with knowledge of estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management

* Strong commercial acumen with interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and negotiation skills that has been involved in delivering large projects/programmes of work

* Can report to the Senior Quantity Surveyor and support delivery strategies and contractual process, providing pre and post contract commercial support to assist our clients’ in achieving our overarching goals and objectives.

* Can support the Senior Quantity Surveyor in the delivery of internal and client KPIs and objectives such as providing efficiencies, value engineering and safety performance

* Possess the ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure whilst still delivering quality output and prioritise requirements where necessary. A keen eye to detail is a must as well as the ability to work methodically through a demanding workload. You will need to help the Senior Quantity Surveyor communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders

* Possess a working knowledge of standard contracts (often NEC but not limited to) along with experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and expenditure management

* Perform additional duties as assigned

Preferred Qualification / Relevant Experience

* Minimum 5 years’ experience

* Punctuality and ability to meet deadlines

* Team player – assist the Senior Quantity Surveyor

* Ability to open lines of communication

* Organisational skills

* Stakeholder management skills

* Ability to work autonomously when required

* Can manage pressure environments

* Computer Literate

* Procurement skills

* Cost Management (including estimating) skills

* Working knowledge of Standard forms of contact ((i.e. NEC, FIDIC, JCT etc.)

* Contact Preparation skills

* Post Contract Administration skills

* Project Close out skills

* Degree in Quantity Surveying or Similar cognate qualification preferred

* MRICS / MCIOB / MICES status preferred or working towards