Alexandra Wood

Consultant - Interim Solutions UK

Alexandra consults in the placement of freelancers within Property and Construction and aims to broaden Capstone’s current network through providing assertive recruitment solutions, closely supported by building on her expertise and network.

Alexandra is originally from Zimbabwe and moved to the UK in 2016 to obtain a BSc in Nutrition and Food Science from Oxford Brookes University. Out of the office, you will find her participating in sports-related events, exploring the outdoors/countryside and engaging in any horse-related activities.

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Graduate/Assistant Cost Manager

£30000 - £40000 per annum    West End, London

GRADUATE/ASSISTANT COST MANAGER LONDON WEST-END £30,000- £40,000 PER ANNUM plus package Capstone are working exclusively with one of the world's leading real estate firms who manage Billions of capital expenditure in 50 plus countries across EMEA. They need an Assistant Cost Manager to join their thriving Cost Management team. This employer offers clients specific services needed from a qualified corporate real estate provider, supported by internal resources across the globe. Our client is looking for a Cost Manager who wanst to gain occupier fit-out experience and make the move into Corporate Occupier Cost Management/Programme Management for an international real estate business. This world-renowned consultancy works with some of the most innovative, blue-chip technology clients across the globe. Our client's specialty is offering a complete solution and support occupier clients of all sizes through facilities management, project management, advisory and transaction services throughout the entire real estate project life cycle: from property search to planning and acquisition to design and construction, property maintenance and eventually asset disposal. You as an Assiatant Cost Manager will supervise the management of key clients on projects both in the UK and abroad whilst overseeing all commercial and cost management aspects of a project. You will be given ownership of these schemes and this is a chance to "lead" and take ownership on the success of a project's successful delivery. About you: Construction experience in commercial fit out projects would be ideal but not essential. Day to day run and manage Fit Out projects of £5M and as large as £15M. Client facing is a key aspect of this role Professional Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or working towards professional qualification Pre and post contract experience Able to work on own initiative to deliver work of exceptional quality and accuracy A strategic thinker with broad problem solving skills Experience working in a client focused environment with a personal commitment to the delivery of excellent client service Positive attitude with a willingness to get involved Strong personality who has self-confidence commensurate with ability and skills. Likeable and engaging personality with universal appeal Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly presentable to senior clients. Articulate. Alexandra Wood a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com 02037575000 Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

PARTNER (Cost Manager- Health, Science & Education)

£95000 - £100000 per annum    London, England

PARTNER - Cost Manager Sector: Health, Science, Education Central London £100,000 + profit share & benefits Capstone Recruitment are working on a brand-new exclusive role with a hugely successful independent construction consultancy. They are a privately-owned business with a large London and regional presence in the UK and across the globe. The culture is ambitious and driven with employees who work collaboratively to deliver an expert service and adapt to their varied clientele. At the moment, this business is looking to increase their public sector presence in London and therefore need a Cost Manager to come in at Partner level with a strong background in the life sciences sector i.e., pharmaceutical, biomedical & bioscience; or schools, or medical centres/hospitals, who have established a strong network and expertise working in this area. They envisage the candidate to be the driving force when it comes to winning work within the public sector, and essentially grow existing teams and clients. This role will suit a go-getter who sees themselves taking full responsibility of clients and being the future leader of the company. Pre-requisites: Good knowledge and core skills within the life sciences sector and worked on projects owned and managed by the government (public sector). Pre and Post Contract knowledge Driven and client facing cost manager with an existing network of contacts within this sector Ideally comes from a consultancy background MRICS Excellent verbal and written communication skills Able to work on own initiative to deliver work of exceptional quality and accuracy If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Alexandra on 02037575000 for a confidential chat. You can also email me direct: a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com if you prefer. Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Cost Manager (BRISTOL)

£40000 - £55000 per annum    Bristol, England

Quantity Surveyor | COST MANAGER Bristol £40,000 - £55,000 PER ANNUM plus package Capstone are working exclusively with a global multi-disciplinary consultancy who manage billions of capital expenditure. They need a remote Cost Manager to join their thriving Cost Management team. This employer offers clients specific services across a variety of projects sizes and sectors and therefore need a well-rounded Cost Manager who wants to gain experience across core building sectors such as residential, schools, commercial and retail projects. This world-renowned consultancy work with the best clients within their regions and typically the largest projects. You as the Cost Manager will supervise the management of key clients on projects in Bristol and the South West whilst overseeing all commercial and cost management aspects of a project. You will be given ownership of these schemes, and this is a chance to "lead" and take ownership on the success of a project's successful delivery. About you: Construction experience in core building projects would be ideal. Day to day run and manage projects of £5M and as large as £30M. Client facing is a key aspect of this role Professional Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or working towards professional qualification Pre and post contract experience Able to work on own initiative to deliver work of exceptional quality and accuracy A strategic thinker with broad problem solving skills Experience working in a client focused environment with a personal commitment to the delivery of excellent client service Positive attitude with a willingness to get involved Strong personality who has self-confidence commensurate with ability and skills. Likeable and engaging personality with universal appeal Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly presentable to senior clients. Articulate. Alexandra Wood a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com 02037575000 Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Pre-construction Quantity Surveyor (RAIL)

£40000 - £50000 per annum    Worcestershire, England

Cost Manager | RAIL Midlands with full-time WFH Up to £50,000 per annum plus package A medium-sized, independent rail consultancy who act as third-party rail scheme specialists have hired a new Head of Commercial. This individual joined 18 months with the intention to establish and grow their cost and commercial management function within an engineering and project management business. The current team includes the Head of Commercial, one pure estimator, an undergraduate PM and a couple of freelance contract administrators. The company has 90 people in total, 15 engineers, 10 REA/Property focused and 50 PM's. They have recently partnered with a 3rd party procurement company to handle all the public sector procurement work, but the team still covers everything else in terms of tender preparation. Clients are both public and private sector and do a huge amount of work with Network Rail. They are looking for an Associate/ Senior Cost Manager to lead pre contract services and be the Head of Commercials 'number two' and be key in identifying and growing services and team. They will be joining and growing a business unit with huge growth plans who want to double in size in the next 2 years. NB: Someone who is MRICS and must have done very special competencies including green costing bid prep and cost planning and feasibility studies. Core Duties Working with Estimators, provide preliminary benchmarking/costing advice during feasibility and pre-feasibility stages. Be a key individual in the preparation of Feasibility Study Support applications for funding (both private and public) on behalf of clients. Carry out contract practice advice Negotiate, draft and execute sub-contract Survey and Design agreements. Administer survey and design contracts Produce Contract Value Reports for Head of Commercial and relevant project stakeholders. Provide budget control. Produce Cost Plans and Budgets both internally to the business and on behalf of clients. Support procurement, tendering and evaluation of construction contracts. Co-ordinate pre-contract QS advice to clients Price QS services for bids and framework orders for review with Head of Commercial. Support market and trend analysis. Skills of Interest QS services in support of sustainability Green Costing Life Cycle Costing and Assessments Cost Engineering BIM Working towards RICS (Design, Economics and Cost Planning & Project Feasibility Analysis) technical competencies. If you are interested in this position, please contact Alex on 02037575000 or send your CV and cover letter to a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Cost Manager (PMO & Governance | Client -Side)

£40000 - £45000 per annum    City of London, London

Cost Manager (Strategic Client-side) City of London £40,000- £45,000 per annum Capstone Recruitment are working exclusively with an International Real Estate business to find them a strategic, client facing and driven Cost Manager. This cost manager will work on a dedicated account whereby their responsibilities will include providing the operational delivery to support the Programme Governance Office (PGO) and help to ensure the clients project governance and assurance requirements are delivered. You will also be required to advise on forecasting for their capital plans. Main Responsibilities: Prepare and develop client's capital expenditure budgets and forecasts for projects for entry in their capital plan Prepare monthly recommendations to the leadership team Review and challenge cost estimates provided by main/sub-contractors against benchmarks, Service Agreements etc. Review monthly Cost Reports and make recommendations on best practice cost management Liaise with finance to track P&L impact of projects, and track assets under construction to ensure timely and accurate financial close-out, capitalisation and depreciation of project spend. Day-to-day use of the clients Project Management Database to review cost reporting information inputted by tier 1 suppliers and ensuring budgets are accurate and up to date with all approved Desirables: A minimum 3 years of relevant quantity surveying industry experience. Graduate degree in a sector related subject. Professional background within a corporate office environment Strong PC skills, Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office applications Self-motivated and resourceful Excellent client relationship, communication and facilitation skills Excellent interpersonal skills, confident and experienced in dealing with stakeholders of all levels Please get in touch with Alexandra on a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com or give me a call on 02037575000 Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Assistant Cost Manager (North London)

£35000 - £40000 per annum    Golders Green, London

Assistant Cost Manager North London £40,000 per annum Capstone are working with boutique Quantity Surveying & Project Management firm based in Northwest London. This will be an opportunity for a client facing junior quantity surveyor to join a team and have 100% client ownership, plus get involved at every stage of the project. The successful candidate will be mentored by two successful Directors, one of whom is an APC assessor and will provide all APC support if required. The client base and projects include small time residential developers (80%) as well as banking clients, various schools and other mixed-use schemes. The projects typically range from about £5m-£12m and they are mainly located in London and the home counties. Pre-requisites: Client facing with a good QS foundation with some knowledge of project management. Someone who can be involved in every stage of the project Ideally from a cost consultancy background but they will also look at Main Contractor. Hardworking and motivated Extra: As it is a small team, one's progression will come far quicker than working in a large corporate business. There is flexibility in this role, but ideally you will be office/site based. 9am-5pm (3pm finish on Fridays) 25 days holiday plus statutory leave If you are interested, please contact Alex on 02037575000 or email me on a.wood@capstone-recruitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Cost Manager (Client Side Developer | Manchester)

£40000 - £50000 per annum    Manchester, Greater Manchester

Cost Manager £40,000- £50,000 per annum + generous package Manchester Do you have experience working as a Quantity Surveyor? Are you working towards your professional qualification? Or maybe you have newly qualified? If the answer is yes then our Quantity Surveyor position could be for you. We're looking for a part qualified or newly qualified Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Manchester. This is a newly created role supporting our Head of Commercial across a range of projects nationally, The work is varied and fast paced, and will include: feasibility estimates alongside external consultants on the new developments, utilising and ensuring our current refurbishment framework is effectively running, contract administration and management (JCT & NEC), de-risking projects through involvement in tender documentation, value engineering, cost plan due diligence. Cost monitoring will play a large portion of the role and ensuring contracts are correctly finalised, including the closure of all variations, in line with the specific contractual time-frame and ensuring budget is maintained will be key to this role. Key Role Responsibilities: * Liaise with operational teams, project managers, contractors, and consultants * Management of commercial and contractual aspects of relationships with consultants and contractors * Reviewing tender documentation and prepare tender analysis, including value engineering, measure, price, negotiate and agree budgets and costs for variations to project scope. * Monitoring and reporting the Anticipated Forecast Cost report and raise/resolve queries where necessary * Attend pre-contract meetings, liaise with a wide range of construction professionals, and ensure timely completion of agreed actions * Compile and issue invitations to tender, analyse subcontractor quotations and make recommendations for placement of orders * Compile contract orders for approval * Visit site to measure and value works completed * Assess contractor payment entitlement and process payments * Carry out reconciliation of cost and value to date/forecast to keep the management team informed of project performance * Work closely with contract and site management staff to support the smooth running of the site * Preparing the final account and settlement * Checking the defective works throughout the defect liability period * Assisting, advising, and checking the defective works and allocating the contra charges if required * Advising on contractual disputes * Other commercial matters as required The successful candidate will be a part qualified or newly qualified quantity surveyor (RICS), you will also have a demonstrable 'real world' experience in a QS position ideally gained from within a construction/real estate consultancy. You will be an excellent communicator, who can translate complex financial information to both financial and non-financial professionals. You'll be comfortable with numbers, able to analyse and process large volumes of data. A high level of Excel skill is essential. Study support considered for the right candidate after passing probation. If you are interested in this position, please get in contact with Alex on 02037575000 or send me a direct email on a.wood@capstone-recuitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

Assistant Cost Manager (Client-Side Developer Manchester)

£30000 - £40000 per annum    Manchester, Greater Manchester

Assistant Cost Manager £30,000 - £40,000 per annum + generous package Manchester Do you have experience working as a Quantity Surveyor? Are you working towards your professional qualification? Or maybe you have newly qualified? If the answer is yes then our Quantity Surveyor position could be for you. We're looking for a part qualified or newly qualified Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Manchester. This is a newly created role supporting our Head of Commercial across a range of projects nationally, The work is varied and fast paced, and will include: feasibility estimates alongside external consultants on the new developments, utilising and ensuring our current refurbishment framework is effectively running, contract administration and management (JCT & NEC), de-risking projects through involvement in tender documentation, value engineering, cost plan due diligence. Cost monitoring will play a large portion of the role and ensuring contracts are correctly finalised, including the closure of all variations, in line with the specific contractual time-frame and ensuring budget is maintained will be key to this role. Key Role Responsibilities: * Liaise with operational teams, project managers, contractors, and consultants * Management of commercial and contractual aspects of relationships with consultants and contractors * Reviewing tender documentation and prepare tender analysis, including value engineering, measure, price, negotiate and agree budgets and costs for variations to project scope. * Monitoring and reporting the Anticipated Forecast Cost report and raise/resolve queries where necessary * Attend pre-contract meetings, liaise with a wide range of construction professionals, and ensure timely completion of agreed actions * Compile and issue invitations to tender, analyse subcontractor quotations and make recommendations for placement of orders * Compile contract orders for approval * Visit site to measure and value works completed * Assess contractor payment entitlement and process payments * Carry out reconciliation of cost and value to date/forecast to keep the management team informed of project performance * Work closely with contract and site management staff to support the smooth running of the site * Preparing the final account and settlement * Checking the defective works throughout the defect liability period * Assisting, advising, and checking the defective works and allocating the contra charges if required * Advising on contractual disputes * Other commercial matters as required The successful candidate will be a part qualified or newly qualified quantity surveyor (RICS), you will also have a demonstrable 'real world' experience in a QS position ideally gained from within a construction/real estate consultancy. You will be an excellent communicator, who can translate complex financial information to both financial and non-financial professionals. You'll be comfortable with numbers, able to analyse and process large volumes of data. A high level of Excel skill is essential. Study support considered for the right candidate after passing probation. If you are interested in this position, please get in contact with Alex on 02037575000 or send me a direct email on a.wood@capstone-recuitment.com Transparency Notice to Prospective Candidates We process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests in order to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. At Capstone Property Recruitment Ltd we respect your Privacy details all of which are set out in our Privacy Policy on our website at www.capstone-recruitment.com .If you don't want to be contacted by us about potential positions that may be of interest to you in the future, then please email our Data Protection Officer at dpo@capstone-recruitment.com

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