Budget Manager (QS) . Job Reference: 1608414

Job ID: 655019
Location: London
Category: Management
Salary: Competitive + benefits negotiable
Job Views:

Competitive + benefits

Date when vacancy closes
25 May 2017

Business Area
Head Office

Area of Expertise

Paddington, London

Vacancy Details

We're one of the biggest names on the high street. So, it should come as no surprise that we have one of the biggest store portfolios too. From ensuring we're in the best location to new store openings, there is no end to the intricacies and considerations that comprise the work of our Property team.

What is the purpose of the role? To provide cost management advice and control to all capital project activity. Manage supply base resource to achieve this where necessary.

Key accountabilities and measures

- Challenge the supply base on individual programmes or projects

- Interpret cost information to help colleagues understand reporting and allow for effective decision making on capital projects

- Support the budget development through internal feasibility and the established 5 stages of a project

- Challenge proposals to ensure we achieve best value

- Oversee appointment and contractual arrangements for projects

- Support the arbitration of the change process from a contractual and cost perspective

- Ensure project close out and final account settlement is achieved in a timely manner

- Provide capital phasing forecast information in support of Systems and Process team submissions to finance

- Support the continual cost reduction process associated with all aspects of capital schemes

- Provide advice on capital, revenue and write off values associated with relevant projects

- Determine appropriate procurement routes

Key skills

- Strong numeracy skills

- Ability to create cost estimates from construction drawings

- QS experience

- Experience in people/resource management in order to manage 3rd party contractors

- Ability to translate technical information to non-technical stakeholders

- Negotation skills

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Experience in the construction or shop fit industry

- Surveying qualification is highly desirable

Key relationships and stakeholders

- RFMs, Energy Usage team, Technical Specification team

- Wider Property Team (Store Development, Store Design, Estates, FM)

- Retail Finance, RFOM / FOM / FOSM

- External Relations - 3rd Party Contractors
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