Cost Manager

Turner & Townsend Limited
21 Jul 2017
19 Sep 2017
Turner & Townsend is one of the leading consultancies providing cost management services to the Environment Agency nationally through the NCMF2 framework. Using our skills, processes and knowledge we provide industry-leading services to our client. Our extensive experience and databank of information enables us to provide a proactive, value-added service delivery. We are now looking to recruit a highly skilled and personable cost manager to further complement our existing team within the Peterborough region on a variety of exciting projects and opportunities. THE ROLE: - To perform the role of Cost Manager, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex commissions. - To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service. SCOPE: Cost Managers handle commissions of varying sizes and complexity. For example, a Cost Manager might be the Commission Manager for large construction project (£25m) or have commissioning responsibilities for a £50m package of a much larger overall contract or programme of works. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Commission Management, to include: - Managing estimating and cost planning activities, to include taking ownership of, and presenting, the final cost plan. - Supporting the procurement process by working alongside the procurement leads, ensuring all stages, including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation, are performed effectively and preparing the contract award report. - Ensuring post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively. - Ensuring cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively, and a robust process for cost validation is in place. - Carrying out the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client in the required format, including use of client accounts data and project management software. - Ensuring projects remain within governance and adopt client best practice. - Ensuring final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner. - Interfacing with the client and other consultants as appropriate. - Ensuring internal commission management and administration is in accordance with company procedures and standards. QUALIFICATIONS: - Ideally, degree qualified in one of the following fields: construction, cost management or quantity surveying. - Ideally, have experience of working in the infrastructure. - Experience of cost management on medium or large value construction projects of medium to high complexity. - Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as alternative procurement routes, value management and value engineering. - Experience of working in a team, delivering a project. - Experience of NEC Form of Contract, in particular (option C - target cost). - Experience of risk management and efficiency generation through the project lifecycle. - Experience of Government-funded projects would be advantageous. - Experience of standalone construction projects. - Previous water or environment project experience. BEHAVIOURS: - Enthuastic - Team worker - Collaborative