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Quantity Surveyor - Manchester

Client facing Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager role with global property consultancy

Sector: Surveying & Project Management Type: Permanent Location: North West Salary (circa): 35K - 45K Plus Package

The Company

This global consultancy provides a range of services to the construction and property industry with a focus on project, cost and construction management.

Working with developers, investors, financial institutions, NGOs and local and national governments, teams of experienced consultants service a blue chip client portfolio across sectors including retail, hospitality, education, health, transport and power.

Whether fulfilling the role of Cost Consultancy, Project Management, Development Monitoring, Employer's Agent or CDM Advisor, the emphasis is on the expertise of its people and the quality of service to the client. As a result, this consultancy invests heavily in in-house and external training for its staff and it is well known for having one of the best graduate development programmes in the industry.

With an HQ in London and offices throughout the UK this organisation also has a substantial presence in the USA, Middle East, Europe and APAC countries, so there are opportunities to travel and work on some of the largest global projects.

There is a well-established presence in the North West and the company is involved in a number of large regeneration projects, city centre high rise residential developments and complex public sector infrastructure works.

Despite its global reach, this organisation values its independent roots and eschews the corporate culture typically found in companies of this size. Teamwork is actively encouraged both in the office and at the many sporting and social events organised throughout the year.


The Role

In this client facing Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager role, you will be working with an experienced team of project consultants on a range of developments in Manchester and the North West.

Reporting to the Associate Director, you will be providing cost planning and cost management services and will typically be working on several projects at any given time.

Working as part of a close-knit team, you will take responsibility for timely, on budget delivery of specific elements and packages of work. You will have good pre- and post- contract knowledge as well as construction delivery experience.

This position is based at the Manchester office, but some travel to client meetings and site visits across the North West will be required. 

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Preparation of detailed cost plans, cash flow projections and other financial reports
  • Monitoring tendering and bid management processes
  • Feasibility and risk analysis reporting
  • Attending client meetings
  • Ensuring designs meet quality and legal standards
  • Advising on procurement and supply chain management strategies


Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or other built environment discipline
  • Knowledge of North West residential and commercial property markets
  • Good presentation skills and strong PowerPoint and Excel experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • 2+ years as Quantity Surveyor, preferably in a client facing environment
  • Experience as a PQS working on projects of various sizes up to £50m+
  • Experience in retail, leisure, residential, health or education sectors
  • Some bid writing experience would be advantageous

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary of £35-45K based on professional experience, qualifications and current market
  • Car Allowance
  • Up to 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Performance Related Bonus Scheme
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Personalised career development plan
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Regular company sports, social and charity events
  • Health/Fitness allowance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Vouchers


What Next?

To apply for this role, email Laura Padgett on the Blayze Group Consultancy Team, with a short explanation of why you would be a good fit for this position, how you feel it would progress your career and highlighting any issues that may need further clarification.  

Please attach a copy of your current CV, preferably in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx). 

If this position isn’t the right fit for you, but you are thinking about your next move, do contact one of our specialist consultants for a confidential chat about your options. 

At Blayze Group we work with most of the leading residential and commercial developers, construction firms and property consultancies in the UK and internationally.

We are often recruiting for senior roles that may not be advertised and we can always find openings for top quality candidates even when organisations may not be actively hiring.

 Laura Padgett, Associate Director

0161 359 4325

About Blayze Group

Established in 2002, Blayze Group is an award-winning recruitment consultancy in the property and construction sector, providing tailored services to clients through specialist teams, each dedicated to and experienced in their particular discipline. 

Today Blayze Group is a leading recruitment partner working with organisations in Architecture, Construction, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services and Sales and Marketing sectors. It counts most of the leading residential and commercial developers, construction firms and property consultancies among its client base.

Blayze Group takes the time to understand not just its clients’ business and their strategic objectives, but also their organisational structures and working culture. Blayze Group’s unrivalled sector knowledge and unique consultative approach means that it can deliver the highest quality talent - quickly and cost effectively.

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