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Associate Director - QS

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £65k - 75k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

We are currently looking to recruit an Associate Director – Quantity Surveying in our Cambridge Office to focus on a variety of sectors including education, residential, Life Sciences, Local Government and commercial.

This is an incredible opportunity for the right candidate to build on the success of the current team and to help take forward a market-leading cost management business in the Eastern Region.

We are looking for a Associate Director – Quantity Surveying to:

Lead and manage commercial aspects of commissions and/or projects including governance, fee management activities, internal job costings and resource requirements.
Take a hands-on approach to manage the client relationship and service delivery on a project basis in conjunction with other colleagues.
Work collaboratively with Faithful+Gould’s project management, health & safety, building surveying and consult teams in project delivery.
Take the lead, set the pace and monitor all work executed at all stages to ensure that an accurate, professional and quality service is delivered to clients.
Play a key role in generating repeat business and new business opportunities/market opportunities.
Apply the principles of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisations Policies.
Managing assistant and graduate colleagues, including undertaking performance and development reviews and mentoring/coaching less experienced colleagues.

Work within a team and provide a range of Quantity Surveying/Employer’s Agent duties from project inception through to completion.
Supporting procurement strategies.
Site presence as required by specific project deliverables.
Prepare Cost Plans/Estimates/Bills of Quantities/Tender Documents.
Provide post contract Quantity Surveying/Employer’s Agent services.
Prepare data and reports to timescales in a format required by line management/clients.
Assist in the mentoring and development of junior staff.
Work collaboratively with other service teams to provide an integrated approach to client delivery.
Managing client relationships and service delivery on a project basis, in conjunction with senior management.

Qualified with a BSc (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying.
Chartered member of the RICS (or equivalent).
Hold a broad contact and knowledge base of local markets and will be able to demonstrate a track record of supporting of the generation of repeat business.
Extensive experience with both private and public sector clients on major projects and a working knowledge of JCT and NEC forms of contract.
Commercially aware, work well as part of a team and demonstrate the people management skills to support and mentor where required.
Experience across a variety of sectors.
A knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project and overall construction costs coupled with a competent knowledge of a range of project procurement options.
Great interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively (both internally and with clients), and a willingness and determination to progress your career quickly.
The necessary ambition and drive to deliver a high-quality professional service.
IT skills, such as Office, Outlook, BIM / CAD measure, Cost Planning software e.g. Cost-X.
Good organisational skills.
Self-motivation and keen to become an integral office team member.
An ability to make you own informed decisions and work unsupervised when necessary.
Full driving licence (desirable).