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Commercial Manager/Cost Estimator

Manassas, VA


I am a result driven, self-motivated and resourceful person with experience in Cost Estimation for 
Building works, Civil Engineering and Specialist Roofing Facades and Cladding Projects: Possessing 
experience and commercial acumen together with a proven track record of managing and controlling 
project costs and achieving value for money, whilst maintaining the required standards and quality. 
I have strong communication skills and communicate effectively with Clients, Contractors and Sub- 

Work Experience

Commercial Manager/Cost Estimator

Vector Foiltec, London, OH

Jun 2007Jun 2012

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  • Responsible for commercial and contractual matters
  • Contract review and negotiation - with Clients, Main Contractors and Sub
  • Contributing / Inputting Management Account Information
  • Prepare quantity take offs from drawing and site measurements
  • Prepare Estimate of Quantities
  • Job Costing
  • Prepare project cash-flow forecasts.
  • Responsible for procurement, negotiating and awarding orders to Subcontractors and Suppliers.
  • Negotiating terms of Letters of Credit for material supplies.
  • Pricing and agreeing variations with Clients, Main Contractors and Sub Contractors.
  • Contributing to Pre/Post bid meetings, Pre order /Contract meetings, Valuation
meetings, Contract negotiation meeting, Project progress meetings and Final
Account meetings.
  • Agreeing Final Accounts with Clients, Main Contractors and Sub Contractors.
  • Agreeing Valuations for Main Contract and Sub Contract works.
  • Monitoring and agreeing payments from Clients, Main Contractors
  • Authorising payments to Sub Contractors.
  • Responsible for in- house Project handovers (Tender information transfer from
Estimating /Sales to Commercial, Project and Design teams.

Residential Property Developer and Road Contractor

Manet Construction Ltd,

Dec 2000Aug 2005

  • Responsible for managing assigned project from commencement to completion.
  • Preparing costs analysis for building and road projects.
  • Prepare quantity take offs from drawing and site measurements
  • Prepare Estimate of Quantities
  • Job Costing
  • Attending meetings and liaising with stakeholders on commercial matters
  • Monitoring the cost of site resources.
  • Inspecting and preparing monthly valuation.
  • Managing housing maintenance services.
  • Producing monthly cost & value reports and quarterly cash flow forecast.
  • Preparing Bid documentations.
  • Developing commercial relationships with Clients and Sub-Contractors.

Assistant Contract and Cost Manager

Water Technology Ltd,

Sep 1998Nov 2000

I was responsible for various sub-contract packages from commencement of the Project through to Final Account, working under little /no supervision. The Project included
construction of reinforced concrete water processing tanks, pump stations, overhead
reservoirs for storage and distribution of treated water, and laying of transmission and distribution pipe lines.
  • Taking measurements on site for Valuation preparation.
  • Preparing interim valuation certificates
  • Assisting in Final Accounts preparation
  • Collation of Cost and value information
  • Preparing Cost Reports
  • Monitoring Expenditure
  • Preparing cash-flow and cash-flow forecasts
  • Assisting in preparing Progress Reports for site and technical meetings.
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Master of Science in Construction Management & Economics

The University of Greenwich, London


Certificate in Management

Takoradi Polytechnic,


Higher National Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Kaneshie Secondary Technical School,



College of I.T. & Commerce, London


Mamprobi Sempe '8' Junior Secondary School,

Additional Information

  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Estimation
  • Procurement Strategies and Bid preparation
  • Commercial Contract Review Procedures and Negotiation
  • Cost Control/ Cost Reporting
  • Valuations/ Final Accounts
  • Change Management
  • Letter of Credit Negotiation & Arrangement
  • Vesting Certificates for Materials Off-Site Claims
  • Contract Dispute Resolution
  • Construction/Project Management
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D modelling
  • Strong Computer Skills- MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Outlook and Power
  • Primavera
  • Understanding of Statutory and Building Regulations.
  • Experienced in Computerized Cost Capture and Value Monitoring Systems.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Health & Safety, Quality and Environment Procedure
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