Freelance SQS (West London)

Location
West London
Salary
£350 - £400 per day
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Closes
08 Aug 2017
Ref
SD3745
Contact
Sarah Davenport
Job Function
Surveyor - Quantity
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Hours
Full Time

You must fit the criteria below:

The role is for a cost consultant to financially manage their U.K. wide estate, report up and take ownership of all responsibilities relating to the list below;

* Providing expert cost advice and validation on all Projects to the team - I know what everything costs, or who to ask to find out

* Testing the market to ensure I maintain an up to date understanding of Project costs

* Effectively co-ordinating and ensuring commercial governance across the Project portfolio, providing a clear structure for budget development, cost management and reporting and robust contract commercials - I maintain financial and commercial control

* Focusing on commercial strategy and providing clear direction to the implementation teams and transparency across the project portfolio - supporting finance or legal directives

* Developing and implementing simple yet effective cost management processes and supporting tools with the Project manager

* Working closely with Finance on all operating and capital costs for Projects, and all forecast capital requirements - I connect Estates and Finance, understanding the present and forecasting the future

* Supporting the Director and Project manager with benchmarking of project data and the frameworking of consultants and contractors

* Managing project budgets from strategy to inception and through closeout - ensuring that projects are delivered within Budget - I support the Project Managers every step of the way

* Understanding the cost management resources available for current and future Projects, prioritising and ensuring that Projects being undertaken are the best use of resources

* Advising on, and managing, financial risks to Projects

* With the Project manager supporting the establishment of an IT Platform that gives Project financial updates and reports 'at the click of a mouse' - I report in real time

* Reporting on Final Accounts for all Projects

* Maintaining an accurate cost record for all completed projects - I own live benchmarking data

* Advising the Service teams on any likely financial an cost implications for the servicing of completed Projects

* Working with the Project manager and Project teams to bring creative ideas that maximise cost saving opportunities and operating costs on Projects - I am always looking for better ways to manage and report costs

* Working closely with PMs and Legal to ensure contracts are appropriate and we are engaging our supply chain in a way that protects the interest of Us with regards to risk profile, warranties and payment terms

* Closing out the final masterplan accounts

* Keeping the Workplace team up to date with industry and market trends