Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager Jobs – Turner & Townsend

 

Job Title:    Quantity Surveyor / Cost
Manager

Organization:  Turner & Townsend

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Turner &
Townsend is a multinational professional services company headquartered in
Leeds, United Kingdom specialising in programme management, project management,
cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural
resources sectors.

 

Job Summary:  The Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager will perform
the role of the Commission Manager, taking responsibility for end to end
service delivery, often with respect to large or complex commissions. The
incumbent will act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that
client objectives are met through the delivery of a value added cost management
service.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Commission
Management, to include:

·       
This
will include taking responsibility of all cost management aspects of a project
from inception through to close-out and use.

·       
Assisting
in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies

·       
Applying
Value Management techniques at the outset of a project where appropriate or
applicable, and where necessary involving Senior Management

·       
Managing
and taking ownership of estimating and cost planning activities to include
presenting the Cost Estimates

·       
Managing
and taking ownership of the procurement process, ensuring that all stages
including pre-qualification, enquiry, Bills of Quantities, analysis, selection
and contract preparation are performed effectively

·       
Maintaining
awareness of the different building contracts in current use

·       
Ensuring
that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed
effectively

·       
Providing
advice on contractual claims

·       
Ensuring
that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively

·       
Ensuring
the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the
client

·       
Value
engineering, risk management and life cycle costing where applicable

·       
Ensuring
that final accounts are negotiated and agreed

·       
Taking a
lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project
stages

·       
Where
appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all
of the above accountabilities

·       
Ensuring
that QA/QC procedures are adhered to at all times

Internal
Responsibilities, to include:

·       
Knowledge
management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each
commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database and Best
Practice library

·       
Financial
management – support in utilising the Turner & Townsend financial
management systems in order to keep track of the ongoing margin levels and
monthly fee/resource forecasts for each commission

·       
Process
improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and
processes

Internal management
accountabilities, to include:

·       
Staff
management (where appropriate) – Inputting into the formal management of a Cost
Managers or small cost management team, to include 1st round recruitment
interviews, input into resource management and attendance at junior staff
appraisals

·       
Knowledge
management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each
commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database and Best
Practice library

·       
Financial
management – Utilising the Turner & Townsend financial management systems
in order to keep track of the ongoing margin levels and monthly fee/resource
forecasts for each commission

·       
Process
improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and
processes

·       
Training
and Mentoring – Identifying and proposing training requirements for Cost
Managers, Assistant Cost Managers and mentoring staff as required

 

Key Performance Indicators

·       
A Cost
Manager will in part be assessed by the extent to which:

·       
Commissions
are managed to the correct quality standards and are completed efficiently and
on time

·       
Service
delivery on commissions is in line with the conditions of appointment

·       
Strong
relationships are developed with clients and cross-functional team members

·       
The cost
management team is effectively led (where appropriate) within the context of
delivering a specific commission

·       
General
line management responsibilities (where appropriate) are effectively discharged

·       
Ability
to encourage and support junior members of the Cost Management Team

·       
Business
development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-
selling opportunities, are identified and acted upon

·       
Margin
levels and monthly fee/resource forecasts are kept track of on all commissions

·       
Key information
and data is effectively cascaded and appropriately retained

·       
Specific
Accountabilities and Key Performance Indicators will be developed separately
for individuals where applicable. The Senior Cost Manager will be assessed
against the general Accountabilities and Key Performance Indicators identified
herein as well as the specific Accountabilities and Key Performance
Indicators.  These will be developed
together with Senior Management.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Economics/Quantity
Surveying, or its equivalent from a recognized institution

·       
Must be
BORAQS registered and a corporate member of either Architectural Association of
Kenya or the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya.

·       
Minimum
7 years’ experience in the relevant sector and good knowledge of the East
African construction industry

·       
Strong
analytical ability with good communication skills

·       
Excellent
time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines

·       
Excellent
team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own
initiative

·       
Strong
business development skills

·       
Strong
IT skills

·       
Experience
in using iTWO costX® estimating software

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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