Senior Cost Manager / QS

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Senior Cost Manager / QS

Location: London Salary: Excellent salary or long term freelance

Looking for a Spanish-speaking cost manager/QS to oversee full commercial aspects of data centre construction building projects, from the initial design stages through to the building’s completion and sometimes even the costs incurred through maintenance and operation, once the building is up and running.


This is for a busy mission critical / data centre projects, as well as commercial and industrial schemes in Madrid, Spain – candidates MUST have fluent Spanish language skills


Very flexible role – mainly WFH or can be based full-time in London or in Madrid


This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual to take responsibility for providing all core Cost Management services on a number of interesting projects, acting as the sole contact with clients as well as provide support to the existing team in the delivery of projects. There will be a focus on professional work on a wide variety of complex projects ranging from £5m to £500m


Key Responsibilities:

The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project

To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances

To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies

Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards Individually or as part of a team operate processes for the selection, appointment and management of construction and engineering contractors

Cost Planning including:

Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals

Preparation of elemental cost plans

Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations

Value engineering studies


Procurement including: Providing advice on procurement strategy Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists

Preparing and issuing tender documents.

Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations

Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports & contract documents


Post Contract Quantity Surveying including: Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments Preparing certificates Managing change control in accordance with contracts Producing cost reports and cost forecasting Assisting Project Managers in preparing Early Warnings, Instructions and Compensation Events Attending progress meetings Promote commercial awareness throughout project Support formal dispute resolution process and contract close out strategy as required Advising and liaising with internal project and cost control team Developing Commercial Strategies Developing Acquisition Strategies



Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline

Fluent Spanish Language skills

Strong technical delivery experience MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body Ability to successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner Strong Feasibility and cost planning experience

Experience of providing procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services

Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery Able to build long-term relationships Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client Stakeholder management with a clear focus on developing client accounts A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious

To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.