Construction Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor

From 5th April 2022, you can find your dream job in our vacancies offer provided by KFC UK&I Agency. For example you can find there a job from location Surrey, Woking, United Kingdom functional area Construction, position Construction Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor.

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Job position:
Construction Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor
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Job description


Welcome to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Our world famous chicken restaurant brand all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin' good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. He started travelling by car to different restaurants and cooked his fried chicken on the spot for restaurant owners. He did this at the age of 65. If the owner liked the chicken, they would enter into a handshake agreement to sell the Colonel's chicken. Legend has it that Colonel Sanders heard 1009 "No's" before he heard his first yes. The Colonel's story still inspires us today. It reminds us how grit, perseverance, dedication and ambition along with hard work can create success; regardless of your age or where you come from.

Our purpose as an employer is to empower our people to find their own secret recipe in life too.


The Construction Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor is responsible providing construction support for third party franchise businesses & undertaking direct project coordination services.

For KFC Equity you will have involvement with project managing new restaurants and extending/refurbishing existing sites, preparing project cost estimates, placing orders and managing all equity project cost controls as well as support for project co-ordination services. You will also have continual management of model costs & value engineering new design concepts. The role is also responsible for organising major maintenance and ad hoc innovation projects on the equity estate as they arise and preparing for rollout.

You will work as part of the innovative design and construction team, where we shape what our restaurants look and feel like. The designs we produce in the UK are exported around the world and we are always innovating and looking for new creative design and construction ideas. We meet quarterly to brainstorm and reconnect. There is always something new and exciting happening in the design and construction team at KFC through innovation concepts, new décor rollouts or sustainability/Net 0 development etc.

You will receive regular 1-2-1 support and will have the room to grow and shape your role in a way that suits you.

  • To work closely with the Acquisition Team and third-party consultants to develop and build new stores.
  • Provide Cost reporting, forecasting and contract budget reports
  • Ensure accurate and effective cost control is maintained.
  • Manage model cost documents updating on a live basis
  • Deliver project co-ordination services and maintain brand standards as per scope of works for the franchise community.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the refurbishment programme for the equity Estate.
  • Prepare weekly progress reports.
  • Measure and report on performance of all contractors and consultants.
  • Appoint, liaise and manage external consultants and contractors to complete the programme.
  • To take and develop the brief, obtain tenders, manage the works on site to budget and a high standard to ensure the solutions are achieved.
  • Prepare budgets, obtain approvals, manage and control costs.
  • To implement design, equipment layouts and brand standards.
  • Work with the Franchisees to ensure they adhere to brand standards and the Global Franchise Partnership - combine agreement for the new build and refurbishment programme.
  • Ensure all necessary consents are obtained for works, including planning, Building Control, Landlords, etc.
  • Providing Project Co-Ordination role working with their design team for franchisees through from site approval to opening.


  • A relevant professional qualification in Project Management or Building Surveying i.e. HNC/HND minimum, Degree, RICS, MCIOB, BSc
  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Ideally, you'll have experience in a national multi-unit franchise retail environment .
  • Proven track record of brownfield site developments and high street conversions.
  • Strong administration skills with specific focus for proficiency of Excel, Word & PowerPoint.


  • Ideally you will be based in the Midlands/ North with ability to work across the UK.
  • A current driving license, prepared to travel in the UK and Ireland & flexibility to spend time away overnight during the week.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with people of various disciplines at all levels within an organisation. (Core working relationships to include Acquisition Managers, Design team, Restaurant Excellence & the KFC Franchise Community).
  • A strong and proven drive for results and working to exceptionally high standards with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Happy working in a strong team environment yet at times comfortable working fairly autonomously & spending periods of time on the road.
  • Enjoy working in a process-oriented way yet still have the ability to see the bigger picture and think strategically.
  • Self-motivated and ambitious to develop and progress your career.
  • Have an ability to multi-task, handle conflicting deadlines & manage multiple projects running concurrently.



A career with KFC offers much more than just fantastic earning potential. We reward achievement with amazing incentives and benefits, including;

  • We can offer flexibility - our RSC is in Woking.
  • Fry-YAY - Finish up at 1pm every Friday (All year round)
  • Company and performance-related bonus
  • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
  • Private healthcare with the option to increase to include family cover
  • Annual holiday allowance starts at 25 days with the option to buy or sell up to 5 extra days per year
  • Recharge Days - an additional 5 days per year to disconnect from our day-to-day (in addition to annual and bank holidays).
  • After 5 years' service, annual holiday allowance increases to 30 days
  • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
  • Competitive parental leave and flexible return to work options
  • Wellbeing Gift - £50 to invest in an app that will help your personal health and well-being
  • Wellbeing Reimbursement - A fund to claim back costs throughout the year that support your well-being such as vitamins subscriptions, language lessons, gym membership.
  • Sanctus - 1:1 Mental Health coaching sessions.
  • 'Leave me the cluck alone time' - an hour per day outside of your lunch break to step away from your screen.
  • Virtual Commute -time blocked out in our diaries to give space without meetings to start and finish the day the most effective way.
  • Flexible and Voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Health Screening and Gym Discounts.

There's one more important thing to say about KFC.. this is a fun place to work.Our culture is quite unique.We are not looking for a dry corporate 'suit'.Yes you'll need to be super smart and totally and engaged in the debate around sustainability and responsible business.And this is a business full of bright people who like to get stuff done.But we also love a chicken pun and don't take ourselves too seriously.

If this all sounds like you and you are keen to join a global, dynamic and ambitious company you can thrive in, then get in touch!

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