Downing has been operating for 30 years, across three successful divisions: mixed use development, property management, and construction and an award winning, leading provider of innovative, high quality student accommodation across the UK and Scotland.

The business is currently in a rapid period of expansion and its holistic approach is the key to its sustainability. Maintaining a thriving investment portfolio the business is continuing to grow as a major force in the property industry throughout the UK.

This is Downing’s third scheme in Manchester and will offer 791 student bedrooms arranged as studios, clusters and apartments in a landmark, luxury site at a key city centre location bounded by River Street, Garwood Street, and the elevated Mancunian Way, a stones’ throw from Manchester Science Centre and university campuses.

There are further plans for a project on the same site with a value in the region of £150m.  As a result, there is an immediate opportunity to strengthen the Construction Team.

Role Outline

You will be working within our Construction Team, in your role as QS your main tasks in the job will focus around Cost Reporting, Risk Management, Sub-Contract Accounts, Client Accounts, Estimating and providing support to the Commercial Manager. In this role some key skills are essential, strong communication, negotiation and relationship building skills.

It would be expected that you can display a successful track record as a Quantity Surveyor with general construction experience. The ideal candidate will have experience on New Build and Refurb, Commercial and Residential. 

Person Specification

  • Holds the relevant qualifications e.g. degree qualification in Quantity Surveying, ONC and HNC level.
  • Working knowledge of the construction industry, commercial and procurement processes and procedures
  • Experience within a similar role
  • To have strong people skills
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and delegation skills

By establishing yourself as a vital member of this highly respected business this role will prove to be a key move for you and your career.

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