Commercial Manager – Residential
Cityscape Recruitment LTD
West London
1d ago

About the Company : Over the last twenty-five years, our client has built a reputation for creating homes that surpass expectations in terms of design, quality of construction, and their vision for sustainable development.

Across London and the Home Counties, their developments encompass new homes, contemporary urban apartments, refurbished historic buildings, traditional family homes and innovative mixed use schemes.

About the Role :

  • Propose any suitable changes on design that will improve buying, saving, ease construction method and / or programme, enhance specification and quality.
  • Preparation and completion of the Commercial Monitor.
  • Prepare and complete Commercial Monitor Reconciliation on a monthly basis to highlight areas of overspend or savings thus appropriate action can be taken.
  • Ensure in receipt of and fully aware of all information at Technical / Estimating / Surveying handover.
  • Agree Preliminaries with Chief Surveyor and Construction Manager, monitor, report and action if variances are incurred, or likely to be incurred.
  • Produce Prelim Programme for use and monitoring of prelims allowances on site.
  • Assist in developing, checking and agreeing development build budget.
  • Provide feedback from completed developments.
  • Plan, maintain and control the financial administration of all construction work on developments to obtain and maintain maximum cost effectiveness.
  • Prepare and input white card payment schedule on computer system.
  • Assume day to day responsibility for the valuation of all site works using the white card.
  • Undertake office administration duties as necessary.
  • Understand and implement the requirements of the company TQM.
  • Monitor the contra-charges of costs between subcontractors and to be aware of the financial implications should the subcontractor responsible not to be able to fulfil its obligations to the Company and advise the Chief Surveyor.
  • Assume day to day responsibilities for the production of weekly / monthly subcontract and variation payments and present for authorisation to Chief Surveyor and Commercial Director.
  • Ensure the technical variation orders are obtained and priced from the Technical Department within required time allowance and amendments to subcontract orders are implemented.
  • Negotiate the best possible price with sub-contractor for any extra works identified. Agree the cost / savings of variation order with the subcontractors.

    Present explanation of variance reports to Chief Surveyor and Commercial Director.

  • To ensure that all purchasers requests for extra works are priced accurately and returned at the appropriate time to the Sales Department with due reference to Construction Manager and state of construction.
  • Commercially managing more than one development if required.
  • Candidate Requirements :

  • HND and / or QS degree
  • 10 or more years full time experience in the construction industry as a QS
  • Large Residential Developer experience preferable
  • Management of procurement, contract administration / package management experience preferable
  • Reporting into the Chief Surveyor
  • About the Benefits and Reward :

  • The base package is up to £100,000 (depending on experience)
  • Bonus
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Contact : 01923 750 095 /

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