CLIENT SIDE | Commercial Manager/Senior QS

London Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus Permanent

Job Reference: BBBH10024_1710943818



Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits and bonus.

Capstone Recruitment are working with one of the largest managers, developers and owners of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation in the UK. The business provides homes to tens of thousands of students and partners with over 40 universities across the UK with an excellent and exciting pipeline of projects.

The Development team are looking for a candidate at SQS or Commercial Manager level who can assist with the delivery of the commercial strategy for London and regional target cities, including estimating, cost benchmarking, inflation forecasting, procurement / contractor selection, and cost control and reporting for construction schemes from inception through to practical completion.


  • Providing initial cost advice to aid in the assessment of potential PBSA/AMI/BTR opportunities.
  • Preparing accurate / detailed cost plans to establish the project budget.
  • Managing the project cost plan from inception, through contract award, to practical completion.
  • Ensure risks have been considered / managed and costs are accurate to inform the funding request
  • Being commercially responsible for on-site schemes, including cost reporting, value engineering, cash flows, dispute resolution, cost control and account management.
  • Overseeing the production of tender documentation and managing contractor and supply chain relationships.
  • Negotiating and overseeing construction contracts, retentions, bonds, warranties and other contractual documents.
  • Agreeing final account in line with the Board approved level


  • Experience working at a construction consultancy is essential
  • Experience working within the living sector is desirable but not essential.
  • MRICS qualified or working towards.
  • Relevant degree in Quantity Surveying, with a grade of 2:1 or higher.
  • 4 - 7 years of post-degree experience.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel throughout the UK with a full driving licence.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and within a team.
  • Demonstrable strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills, with a willingness to participate and present in meetings at various levels.

If you are interested in hearing more about this role, please reach out to Annabel with a copy of your CV

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