Director for Manchester Office – Quantity Surveying/Cost Management (Residential)
We are currently recruiting for a leading independent project and cost management consultancy that has an immediate requirement for a director to lead the team in their Manchester office whilst building and developing on its successes and growth.
You will be responsible for taking control and leading the cost practice across the region, where it has successfully carried out traditional Quantity Surveying and Employers Agent work with many clients and delivered numerous housings, social housing, care and extra care developments across the Northwest and the Midlands.
” The role will require a passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement and promoting the business’ services externally.
” Contribute to the overall and operational management of clients across the Northwest & Midlands.
” To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met
” To be specifically responsible for delegated business development/ marketing objectives.
Duties and responsibilities:
” To lead significant Cost Management Commissions
” To provide oversight/ strategic guidance/ audit & review, to a portfolio of projects being lead within the cost centre.
” To be specifically responsible for delegated business development / marketing tasks.
” To provide effective line management at all levels up to Associate Director.
As this is a Senior role you will be assessed by the extent to which commissions are managed to the right quality standards, whilst being delivered on time and within budget. Delegation skills are imperative as you will be responsible for ensuring that line management duties are effectively discharged, and the cost management team is led effectively.
” To be the primary interface with clients (both new and existing)
” The ability to provide leadership within the business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team
” Ensuring all staff members within the team have current and relevant training
” Manage the delivery of team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards
” Co-ordination and sign off on all management information produced by the teams prior to issue
” The ability to ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills
” Management of tender documents, appraisals, and negotiations
” Experience at a leadership level in a comparative business.
” Extensive experience acting in a leadership capacity
” Track record of managing teams
” Excellent communication and organisational skills.
” Highly motivated and with excellent industry network.
” Possess the ability to work across service lines (a track record of cross selling would be useful)
” Housing/Residential, Social Housing, Care and Extra Care experience is essential along with a proven track record of winning and retaining new clients