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Senior QS/Cost Manager

  • Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Surveying
  • Job reference: BBBH383361

Job description

Our client one of the largest food retailers in the UK are currently recruiting for a Design and Model Cost Manager (Senior QS) to join their Property and Development team based in Manchester. Their commercial team have a an important role to play in driving their growth by making sure we get great value from the money they invest into the stores.

In this role you will be focused on building and maintaining our model store costs and ensuring you're looking for ways to remove unnecessary costs from the plan. Working with various internal teams and external suppliers, it'll be up to you to work within a BIM/ Revit environment to model the costs and keep the design manuals updated in line with the blue print criteria and specification. It's a big job. But it's one that offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact and see the tangible changes of your work.


  • Constantly evaluate and look into how we build and fit-out our estate in a more cost effective way, based on life-cycle equipment costs.
  • Keep design manuals updated to reflect the latest changes to blueprint and specification.
  • Build relationships with the external property supply base to discuss ideas on implementing store improvements in the most cost effective way based on total cost of ownership.
  • Listen to the model governance store improvements ideas and maintain costings with 3rd party quantity surveyor teams.
  • Review costings and balance this against the commercial business needs across a property life cycle.


  • Come from a strong commercial, Construction, QS background.
  • Good experience within a value management role within the property sector.
  • Experience managing a large portfolio of properties.
  • Ideally an understanding of retail stores.
  • Knowledge of asset life-cycle and asset management

Candidates that have gained experience working for a Consultancy or a client side organisation would be well suited to this role.

The salary is a guideline but my client is prepared to have an element of flexibility for this role to ensure that the secure the right person for this key role.

Please contact Claire Pattison on 0113 2420303 for further information on this role.

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