Manager, Cost Control

Job Purpose

Assist Director and AGM of the Design and Project Unit in contractual and cost management and reporting of projects from inception to final account stage with emphasis on proactive, up-to-date and accurate monitoring of expenditure, variations and cash flow.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Cost Control Manager of Projects Department in contractual and cost management as well as reporting of financial status of new and/or asset enhancement projects from inception to final account stage with emphasis on proactive, up-to-date and accurate monitoring of expenditure, variations and cash flow.
  • Prepare estimate/ budget for feasibility studies of potential projects.
  • Work with Investment & Development Department and Finance Department to undertake cost appraisals for development opportunities.
  • Work with Project Managers and Business Departments to prepare budgets, business justification of assigned design studies or projects.
  • Prepare and facilitate to present to the Company on budget CAPEX forecast in an accurate and professional way.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to develop Cost Plan and predicted cash flow of approved projects for on-going monitoring.
  • Appoint Contract Adviser and/or Project Quantity Surveyor of projects and manage their performance in the execution of their duties.
  • Advise on procurement route and contractual arrangement of new works, asset enhancement works and maintenance works.
  • Work with Project Managers to manage interim valuations and cash flow of projects.
  • Work with Project Quantity Surveyor to ensure the change control procedure is strictly followed and processed and closely manage all associated cost and contractual implications.
  • Work with Project Managers and Design Consultants to prepare and check cost-benefit analysis of various design schemes of proposed design schemes for decision by the Company.
  • Work with Project Managers and Consultants to assess and advise on contractual dispute and claims of projects.
  • Work with Project Managers to prepare regular project management reports and up-to-date and accurate cost reports of projects to the Company.
  • Co-ordinate with other internal departments on day-to-day project budget, cost, contract, legal and insurance related matters.
  • Control of documentation of projects through Web-based Documentation Management System.
  • Work with Project Managers and Consultants to prepare and recommend final account of projects.
  • Carry out cost analysis of completed projects.

 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • A Corporate Member of MHKIS or MRICS
  • Minimum 10 years working experience in cost estimation of property development and cost control for construction projects which at least 3 years is at managerial level.
  • Good at presentation, commercial negotiation, variation management and cost data analysis.
  • Able to work under pressure and commit to project deliverables.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Chinese.