(Anticipated Opening) Construction Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor
Turner & Townsend
Lagos, Nigeria
1d ago

Job Description

  • Candidate will perform the following duties and not limited;
  • Estimating and negotiating change orders throughout the construction lifecycle.
  • Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Review and participate with the design services team and general contractor, in the development of the cost estimates.
  • Reconcile changes and assist the general contractor to ensure that their data is accurate.
  • Communicate or meet with general contractor and owner project manager to gather status information to prepare a cost estimate update.
  • Prepare written comments to the general contractor’s submissions, including the executive summary.
  • Coordinate all sources of cost information for cost discussions and suppliers direct from subs and contractors
  • Inform and drive engineering priorities based on cost impact.
  • Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Manage cost checks and carry out valuations on larger projects. Complete timely, accurate cost checking and valuation processes.
  • Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes.
  • Manage Cost impact / contingency management and commitment tracking logs.
  • Prepare funding data presentations and coordinate VE sessions with stakeholders.
  • You will also be responsible for :

    Pre-Contract

  • Developing cost plans and estimates through the design phase, delivering updated cost plans at appropriate design milestones.
  • Providing commercial input to design optioneering and input into value engineering exercises.
  • Reviewing contractor and subcontractor pricing and leading negotiations on behalf of the client to drive fair contract prices.
  • Post-Contract

  • Performing quantity surveying, cost controls and change management activities throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.
  • Ensuring that cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process for cost validation is in place.
  • Carrying out the production of monthly cost reports for presentation to the client.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner.
  • Compiling as built cost estimate records for benchmarking purposes.
  • Qualifications

  • Candidate will be expected to have the following;
  • A minimum of 5 - 10 years post-graduate experience working in a construction cost management related role.
  • College and / or post-graduate degree in construction management, cost management, quantity surveying, engineering or field related to construction.
  • RICS accredited or working towards.
  • Experience of leading cost management on medium or large sized construction projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.
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