Director Cost Consultancy – flexible location

As a result of continuing business growth and client demand, we have an exceptional new opportunity for a Director of Cost Consultancy to grow the service line and deliver work for our clients, working for high profile investor, institutional logistics and retail clients. You will assist in leading the Cost Consultancy service line with the Senior Director across TFT, forging relationships with both internal and external investment and institutional clients to deliver market leading consultancy advice.

As well as working to develop and grow the service line across TFT, you will be working with existing clients such as Railpen, Aviva Investors, Legal & General, Grainger, Knight Frank Investment Management, GIC, abrdn, and M&G delivering on a range of high-profile projects across several sectors, including industrial, office, residential, purpose-built student accommodation and build to rent.

As a commercially focused consultant, you will be helping us to grow our Cost Consultancy services with the lead Senior Director, maintain and further develop client relationships and diversify the range of our current service offering, as well as progressing your own career. You will be expected to help lead the CC service line and support the below actions:

  1. Coordinate business development, marketing, resourcing, and knowledge sharing, across all offices
  2. Champion the service line internally; driving improvements to working practices including templates and quality control
  3. Advocate and oversee operational and process improvement, promoting innovation and new ways of working.
  4. Drive and manage consistency and adherence to best practice
  5. Promote the service line externally for new and existing clients, supporting marketing as required
  6. Identify service line priorities and link back to the service line business plan, update annually
  7. Set service line SMART actions and deliver; updating progress quarterly
  8. Celebrate service line successes internally and externally
  9. Ensure marketing materials are up to date – case studies, capability statements
  10. Develop a community of practice and share across the firm
  11. Support the development of others within the business

Key accountabilities and deliverables

  1. Manage and drive TFT’s Cost Consultancy bringing a profile of technical strength and commercial excellent, to complement the existing team, and that established by TFT across the UK.
  2. As well as being a hands-on delivery role, you will work with the Cost Consultancy Senior Director to help develop and deliver against a business plan for Cost Consultancy across TFT.
  3. Support the management and development of the technical team, to deliver quality cost consultancy services to existing and new clients.
  4. End to end cost consultancy delivery
  5. Achieving performance targets (fee delivery and business development)
  6. Liaise with the Service Hub Leaders across Built Asset, Development and Engineering & Sustainability to align services with strategic goals and performance standards
  7. Network effectively with existing commercial clients and agreed targets.

Performance criteria

  1. Relevant degree equivalent qualification and MRICS
  2. Personable and confident with industry contacts
  3. Hands-on high-quality delivery of technical services, demonstrating expertise in Cost Consultancy
  4. Gain client trust with regard to commercial confidentiality be a direct contact for instructions.
  5. Demonstrable ability to influence, lead and respond constructively to challenges
  6. Existing cost consultancy client base with potential to generate new work and introductions.
  7. Attain financial targets (2.5 base salary for Directors), and support and manage the performance of others
  8. Engage with the team to win work and deliver profitability

Skills and behaviour

  1. Inspire others to achieve, and help in their development, through mentoring, coaching and achieving engaging appraisal discussions.
  2. Demonstrate excellent team skills, embracing the support and expertise of the wider TFT business
  3. Prioritise work effectively to enable quality of work and wellbeing for self and team
  4. Client facing and comfortable in business development
  5. Able to handle multiple jobs and manage your own workload
  6. Risk-manage through best practice aligned with TFT Risk Management Guidance protocol
  7. Confident and concise communicator both verbally and in writing
  8. Technology oriented to share information centrally


  1. Be aware of the latest commercial property challenges technically and commercially
  2. Be aware of market trends to inform business direction
  3. Identify areas of personal development to enhance performance.
  4. Be aware of the latest TFT research on Redefining Building Performance, and such other industry/TFT research that is relevant to clients

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible & hybrid working
  • Competitive salary and car allowance
  • Fee Plus bonus scheme, mobile phone & laptop, personal accident cover, private health care (after 6 months), life assurance, 27 days holiday, 1 day charity leave per year and annual wellbeing day. Company contributory pension scheme after 3 months.
  • Season ticket loan and cycle scheme on completion of probationary period.

About TFT

TFT is the leading independent firm of Development, Built Asset & Engineering and Sustainability consultants. We place the wellbeing of people and the performance of buildings at the heart of everything we do.

We’re proud of our reputation for integrity and delivering work of the highest quality, blended with commercial pragmatism. We offer a strong track record across all commercial property sectors, advising investors, developers, occupiers and owners on maximising best property asset values. Diversity and strength in depth is important to us. Whether it be a technical thought leader with a career’s experience – or a recently qualified rising star – in today’s risk averse world you need people on your side with a reputation for diligence, transparency, intellect and commercial insight. Clients see TFT as large enough to provide the expertise and resources to get the best from their portfolios, and small enough for it to matter personally.

We have over 180 Senior Directors and employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities and sponsored learning.

We are BCorp Certified!

As TFT’s impact on the world has grown with the size of our business and the scale of our client services, we are determined that our future growth continues to be positive and sustainable. BCorp certification enables us to do just that, by recognising the highest standards of social and environmental performance and aligning our ongoing efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


At TFT we don’t aim to tick boxes and count numbers and percentages, we create an environment where anyone, from any background and life experience, can do their best work. We empower you to bring your full, authentic self to work. We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice.

If you’re driven to perform, you’ll fit right in, we approach work fearlessly, learn quickly and improve constantly. A bright idea can come from anyone. We believe diversity drives innovation.

Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is simple – we welcome everyone.

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