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Associate Director – Quantity Surveying / Cost Management

We are working in partnership with an award-winning property and construction consultancy who have an exciting opening for an Associate Director Cost – Management / Quantity Surveying – in Birmingham.

Our client works with both public and private sector customers on a wide variety of projects including commercial, education, residential & industrial schemes.


  • Supporting Business Directors in delivering business objectives.
  • Positively engaging with customers – developing, growing and maintaining relationships.
  • Delivering high quality services and ensuring that cost management deliverables meet customers’ requirements.
  • Managing projects to deliver high quality services and deliverables in accordance with the business procedures.
  • Preparing and presenting order of cost estimates and option studies
  • Cost planning and benchmarking
  • Cost-in-use studies
  • Advising on and implementing procurement strategies
  • Valuing completed work and arranging for payments
  • Settling final accounts
  • Providing technical advice on legal and contractual issues relating to construction projects
  • Administrating contracts as Contract Administrator or Employer’s Agent
  • Managing service delivery for profit
  • Advising Directors promptly of any issues
  • Actively identifying new business development opportunities and driving growth across the Business Units activities.

The package:

  • Generous salary – negotiable depending on experience
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Global Travel Scholarship Programme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Our client is a gold standard investor in people employer

About you:

  • Broad, in-depth cost management experience post MRICS qualification.
  • Detailed knowledge and practiced experience of cost estimating and cost planning techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction procurement strategies, including tendering and contract strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of post-contract cost management tasks.
  • Ability to administer construction contracts as Contract Administrator and Employer’s Agent.
  • Clear understanding of legislation impacting on building contracts.
  • Ability to motivate others and lead high performance teams
  • Clear and effective communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating, financial and numeracy skills.
  • Sound ICT skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to prepare first-class bids for services.
  • Competent at negotiating sufficient fees to both complete services and generate required profit levels.


  • MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

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