Cost Manager – Retail


  • Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
  • Location: London
  • Contract type: Permanent

Cost Management requirements and responsibilities:

  • Applies knowledge and experience intelligently to produce high quality work, practical and commercial solutions which meet client objectives
  • Communicates clearly and concisely to clients on a range of complex issues and has the ability to produce high quality reports
  • Manages multiple projects at any given time and delivers work steadily and within stated deadlines
  • Contributes own views and ideas in a respectful manner and is receptive to those of others
  • Identifies opportunities to add value and deepen the client relationship
  • Ability to talk knowledgeably and confidently about the business capabilities and what differentiates the company from competitors
  • Channels own and others energy toward achieving business and practice group strategy
    • Prepare and conduct cost plans, feasibility studies, tender documentation and pre-tender estimates.
    • Provide advice on procurement and contracts
    • Represent the company by attending client, site and design team meetings throughout the life of each project and actively contribute at these meetings
    • Prepare robust contract documentation, including Letters of Intent, for execution by our clients and their main contractors.
    • Actively carry out the post contract quantity surveying activities on schemes, including:
      • Preparing cost reports and discussing them with the clients project manager prior to submission.
      • Agreeing monthly valuations with the main contractors.
      • Valuing scheme variations.
      • Agreeing scheme final accounts
      • Analysing scheme construction costs for the client’s taxation purposes
    • Manage relationships with various people, including clients, project architects, services engineers, project managers, suppliers, contractors, as well as the internal teams
    • Actively support business objectives and deliver value for money in all circumstances
    • Act as a mentor to support and provide guidance to more junior members of staff within the team

This is a great opportunity for a Cost Manager with 2-4 years of experience to step up and take more responsibility, while working in a fun, vibrant environment.

Salary: 30,000 – £45,000

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Deverell Smith Limited, 2nd Floor, Cannon Green, 1 Suffolk Lane, London, EC4R 0AX Tel: 020 7291 0900