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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We are a leading independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost and commercial management and consulting across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. With 104 offices in 44 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising valu...
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    (Talent pool) Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager

    Company Description
    Turner & Townsend are engaged to support our clients with many complex projects, responsible for all aspects of cost management and project delivery and we are seeking the ideal Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager to act as the day-to-day interface with the client and drive large-scale data center projects to achieve excellent outcomes. You have a chance to be a key player in our technological future, as part of a team of innovative professionals shaping our built environment.

    This role is to provide cost control and estimating services on our high-profile technology client’s construction programs. To be successful in this role you must have great communication skills and be comfortable operating in a client-facing role.
    Turner & Townsend’s vision is to expand our global footprint. Cape Town is currently growing however we have opportunities across the globe. So wherever you are, if you are the right candidate, we want to hear from you. 

    Who are you?
    Are you a Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor with a minimum of 5 - 10 years post-graduate experience working on large-scale, mission critical construction projects.  Have experience within the Real Estate, Retail, Commercial, Oil & Gas, Energy and Mining 

    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:

    • 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.


    • 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.

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Turner & Townsend on to apply

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