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    Senior QS / Cost Manager

    Job Type:

    Full time




    Job Description:

    Ferns Group are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience as an established Utilities and Reinstatement company, specialising in Telecoms Civils, and tailored reinstatement services.

    Our Mission is “to be the preferred choice in our field by adding value to our business partners without compromise to quality, safety or the environment.”​

    This job description outlines the key accountabilities of, and output required from, the postholder. It is not a definitive list, and the role may well change and evolve over time.

    Report to: Group Managing Director

    Main purpose of the job:

    We are currently seeking an experienced Senior QS/Cost Manager to join our team.
    The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and overseeing all company wide costs. This will include cost planning, budgeting, estimation, risk analysis, and cost control throughout the project lifecycle.

    Key tasks and Deliverables:

    • To control company wide costs; fuel materials, labour/wages, overheads, vehicles, reconciliation process.
    • Developing and implementing cost control measures for projects.
    • Preparing and presenting project budgets and cost plans.
    • Ensuring that all project costs are properly recorded and reported.
    • Conducting cost analysis and risk assessments to identify potential cost savings and efficiencies.
    • Providing advice to project teams on cost and commercial matters.
    • Producing monthly cost reports and forecasts for senior management.
    • Evaluating contractor and supplier proposals for accuracy and compliance with contract requirements.
    • Providing support to project teams in the preparation of payment applications.
    • Monitoring and managing project cash flow.
    • Participating in project meetings and liaising with stakeholders on cost-related matters.


    ● BSc / QS Degree (MRICS -Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
    ● Ideally a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
    ● Thorough understanding of cost management principles, practices, and techniques.
    ● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    ● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    ● Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office and cost estimating software.
    ● Knowledge of civil engineering contracts and regulations.
    ● Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    ● Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.

    The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

    Ferns Group are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally. We embrace equal opportunities, including working with the prison service, and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

    All applicants must have rights to work in the UK and be willing to undertake the relevant pre-employment screening checks should your application be successful.