Lead Consultant Services

J McGinnity Property Consultant (JMPC) was established in 2009 by Jerome McGinnity, a Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS) since 1992 who has been self-employed since 1995 and who has acquired a wide range of professional construction experience and a reputation for completing work to the highest professional standards.

Jerome specialises in acting as Lead Consultant and provides clients with an all-in design and management package from the inception of a construction project to completion. As Lead Consultant he undertakes the joint roles of Project Manager, Designer and Quantity Surveyor and employs other professionals as required to include Structural Engineers, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Health & Safety Advisors, Interior Designers, etc.

JMPC has previously provided these services to a range of clients across commercial, residential, industrial, and specialised buildings such as hospitals, schools, offices, and factories, including the construction of new buildings and the refurbishment, alteration and extension of existing buildings.

Jerome currently undertakes appointments for a limited number of large clients to ensure that he can provide a tailored, personal, and professional approach to each project. As Lead Consultant Jerome undertakes the following services.

  • Assessment the feasibility of the proposed project to include carrying out condition surveys, measured surveys, ground investigations, outline drawings including 3D images, cost assessments, etc.
  • Provision of detailed budget costs, assessment of programme requirements, and provision of a work timeline.
  • Assessment of the impact of any specific client requirements including liaising with specialist suppliers & installers.
  • Production of outline and detailed architectural drawings including site layouts and space planning to include specialist client equipment, ensuring technically correct designs, specifying the correct construction methodology and materials with due consideration given to the relevant technical, environmental, cost and client requirements.
  • Obtaining Planning & Building Regulation Approval and any other required Statutory Permissions.
  • Preparation of accurate, detailed, and complete Bills of Quantities including technically correct specifications.
  • Advising on the alternative project tender procurement methods, the recommended form of building contract and providing advice on the selection of suitable building contractors.
  • Management of the selected tender procurement process including issuing tender documentation and evaluating and reporting on tender submissions.
  • Management of the Post Contract Stage (on site) to include the following
    • Chair and minute regular design/technical/progress meetings.
    • Ensure adequate monitoring and control of all aspects of the project.
    • Review progress and performance of all the contractors & any other specialists.
    • Establish control and reporting systems for managing and reporting on time, cost, and quality.
    • Anticipate and resolve any issues that arise.
    • Assess, advise, and manage the impact of any changes.
    • Ensure Handover in accordance with agreed timeline.
    • Manage all issues up to the expiry of the Defects Liability Period (1 year after project completion).