Assistant Cost Manager

Assistant Cost Manager

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development, Programme Management Office(PMO)

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  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits

  • Contact:

    Ele Ataguba

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Capstone are working exclusively with a multinational electronics retailer to recruit an assistant quantity surveyor to join their team. This retailer has an extensive portfolio across the UK and Ireland totalling to 800 stores. Following a recent merger, there is a clear and defined strategy with growth plans of 40% over the next few years.

The role:

You will be joining the Store Development Team, supporting the Senior Quantity Surveyor and Procurement Manager. You will be working on the extensive portfolio of the retailer, including non-retail property, relocation projects and new build of future stores, values ranging from £150k to £5million. Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with key stakeholders on finance, budgets and overseeing annual cost expenditure
  • Supporting on delivery of procurement and management of suppliers
  • Overseeing cost governance, including supporting internal capital approval processes and business cases
  • Resolving supplier issues in relation to 'Purchase to Pay' systems
  • Holding delivery quantity surveyor consultants account to their KPIs
  • Manging internal cash flows, forecasting and closing out projects in accordance with forecasting
  • Benchmarking and providing cost estimates.

About you:

  • Construction related degree (e.g. quantity surveying, construction management, civil engineering)
  • Minimum 12 months cost management retail, commercial or leisure fit-out experience
  • Understanding of construction and how things are built on site
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly analytical and standard of numeracy
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Up to 20% yearly bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • No probation
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free access to onsite gym
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • 10% company discount

To apply for this role please email Ele Ataguba at e.ataguba@capstone-recruitment.com or call 0203 757 5000 for further information.

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