Blok is not just an urban property developer. We are an advocate of urban living and the opportunities it presents, Blok operates through thoughtfully designed product, community and customer experience. We see things differently and this allows us to look at our property market differently.

Everything we do needs to be excellent, not just good or good enough. We are individuals with strong opinions, but not opinionated. We are passionate, not pushy or arrogant. We love what we do and work as a team.

Blok focuses on urban apartment living in the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl of Cape Town.

We are Blok.



The role would entail focusing on budgeting and financial management of the Blok developments and pipeline and prospective projects, as well as focus on aspects of the Principal Agent within the development space. This would encompass a variety of key functions being project measurement and data checking, review of designs and specifications for costing, cost estimates and performance management, professional and contract oversight and financial summaries together with reporting on construction programs and milestones.



A. Pre-launch Development Financial Planning

1. Collation of the development content review of projects pre- launch, including basic schedules and preliminary data to understand the make- up of each project

2. Checking  financial data or estimates for the project cost

3. Scrutinising the project’s design and included specification to understand and inform the cost of design

4. Inputting rates and cost estimates into a project budget

5. Developing pre-launch financial summaries including analyses on costing and building efficiency


B. Project Administration

1. Assist in the preparation of Bills of Quantities and liaise with external QS

2. Oversight of the tendering process including administration, review and selection of professionals and management of the contracts thereof

3. Supply chain management and assisting the interiors/ project team with specification decisions to ensure that everything is within budget and programme allowances

4. Main contract oversight with Development Management team.

5. Programme development and milestone/critical path review, including oversight of the project programme and ensuring the Developer’s deadlines are maintained by the full team

6. Attend site meetings with full professional team to oversee progress, performance and quality


C. Operational Performance Review

1. Performance manage project efficiency throughout the project

2. Review achieved and quoted rates during project

3. Assist in weekly budget tracking and analysing risks and possible savings

4. Informing the Projects and Finance Team of any budget or programme variances

5. Planning and preparation of monthly draw-downs to the banks

6. Cash flow projecting and modelling for project lifespan and communication into finance and projects team


D. Reporting Requirements

1. Monthly Budget, Spend- to-Date and Contract Performance

2. Spend associated with penalty and risk portion

3. Professional consultant RFI performance reporting

4. Construction programme / milestone / critical path reporting

5. Weekly task reporting


E. Other

1. Digitising and hard copy filing where necessary

2. Any and all ad-hoc items as the company sees fit

3. Preparation of any presentations required



Construction Studies degree and/or Quantity Surveying degree

Minimum 2 years industry and/or site experience with strong construction knowledge

Good financial and analytical skills

Good at working on tight deadlines in a high pressure environment

Positive attitude & good communication skills

Team player attitude and eager to learn

Software: MS Office Suite; Candy & QTO if possible

Good at planning, organizing & administration with strong attention to detail



R20 000 – R25 000 per month CTC

Participation in incentive programme (based on individual performance)

Discovery Medical Aid Contribution (after successful completion of probation)

Monthly cellular contribution (after successful completion of probation)

Company to cover travel related costs at R3,20 per km

Company laptop

Any other expenses to be approved and reimbursed on an ad hoc basis

Reporting to: Jacques van Embden (Managing Director) & Mias de Vries (Development Manager)




Motivational cover letter including answering the following questions:

  1. What interests you in the property market?
  2. Why are you looking at moving from your current employer?
  3. What is your current notice period?
  4. What management style would best be suited to yourself?
  5. Why you would like to work for Blok?
  6. Why you are suited for this role specifically?
  7. Can we contact your provided references before scheduling an interview?
  8. List of  initial questions regarding the company (Blok) and/or job specification