Associate Director – Quantity Surveying

Perm / Staff

Job Description

Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an associate director with a background in quantity surveying to be engaged on a permanent basis in Stockton, Teesside. 
The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate experience of leading consultancy teams and should possess skills in the following areas:
Public Sector experience is essential
Managing and delivering a procurement and commercial consultancy services
Embed high quality processes and tools to improve performance
Contribute to business development and business growth
Ability to lead, inspire and develop a team of talented individuals
Experience of key client account management
Hold a relevant construction qualification and be a professional member of a recognised professional institution
Technical Excellence
Strong experience in both pre and post contract cost management services
Provide leadership to the team to promote technical excellence in procurement
Embedding a quality service to reduce costs, increase performance and improve client feedback metrics with the aim to secure repeat business
Supporting the development of career paths aligned to technical knowledge and experience.
Business Development
Take ownership of account management
Attend sector led events locally and nationally to promote the F+G business
Work closely with colleagues across all service lines to identify opportunities to cross-sell complementary services
Play a key role in generating repeat business, winning new work and developing new business opportunities
Developing and maintaining our reputation through developing business opportunities
Ensure the quality and timeliness of service delivery to our clients, acting as primary interface to help build client confidence
Act as the lead for commercial services multi-disciplinary teams and reviewing and reporting on all aspects of project within our portfolio
You will be responsible for providing effective and efficient administration of project accounts and the management of internal job costings in relation to the fee and services and resource requirements
Able to work independently within a multidisciplinary team across various locations
You will be responsible for writing, editing and preparing client reports as well as reviewing commercial situation and advising the client accordingly.

Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (or equivalent)
Extensive experience in preparing estimates for property related developments
Experience in preparing tender and contract documentation
Experience of successfully interfacing with clients at senior level
Good communication skills with ability to prepare and edit written reports
Good presentation skills with ability to advise senior representatives of client organisations on key issues
A practical understanding of construction risk and commercial management
A sound technical quantity surveying knowledge demonstrating established experience and ability
Experience of managing project commercial teams and supporting other colleagues
Able to demonstrate effective and efficient post-contract administration
Knowledge and understanding of the key commercial issues relating to works delivered in both the private and public sector
IT skills, such as Office, Outlook, BIM / CAD measure, Cost Planning software e.g. Cost-X.
Good organisational skills.
Self-motivation and keen to become an integral office team member.
An ability to make you own informed decisions and work unsupervised when necessary.
Full driving licence (desirable).