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Date Added: Mon 12/09/2022

Cost Manager

Maidstone, ME156SG, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35000 - £65000/annum

Company - International Consulting and Construction Company
Job Title - Mid Level and Senior Level Cost Manager
Salary - £35,000 - £65,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location - Maidstone, Kent
On behalf of our Kent based client we are looking for a Mid-Level and a Senior Level Cost Manager with experience in Consultancy and Retail.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified construction professional with a minimum of 5 years' post-qualification experience in the cost management of construction projects in one or more of the following sectors;
Retail, Commercial, Distribution and Residential / Mixed Use sectors.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following;
-A good knowledge of the development process from inception of the project through to the successful delivery and commercial close out, specifically the requirements for cost management as part of the overall process.
-A track record for cost managing and successfully delivering small-medium sized construction projects and/or roll-out investment programmes.
-Excellent technical knowledge, possessing the core skills and knowledge expected of a mid-level or senior level cost manager necessary to cost manage construction projects successfully.
Core Skills, Knowledge and Attributes:
-Must be able to demonstrate commitment, energy, drive and the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects / client accounts.
- Demonstrate a good understanding and use of key cost management processes including; - Estimating and associated benchmarking together with the progression of estimates through the design development process.
-Procurement recommendations and implementation.
-Value Engineering processes both from a management and technical input perspective.
-Contractual awareness and understanding of risk transfer through procurement.
-Robust change management and cost reporting (forecasting) processes.
-Understanding of the contractual obligations on each party dependent upon procurement route.
-Ability to successfully negotiate and substantiate all aspects of the commercial management of construction projects and programmes.
-Microsoft Word and Excel systems.
-Microsoft PowerPoint or similar Project Presentation systems and software.
-Have a good knowledge of JCT and similar industry standard forms of building contracts and demonstrate competence and professionalism in the implementation of the role of the QS / EA / CA
-Ability to identify commercial risks and opportunities and implement measures to mitigate cost overspend risks.
-Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
-Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
-Ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines, plans accordingly and communicates progress effectively.
-Good influencing and negotiating skills.
-Ability to work with Clients at all levels and establish long term relationships built on trust and confidence in delivery.
-A good team member contributing to clear project direction in a confident manner, setting and understanding the importance of clear project goals and objectives within the team.
-Conduct business with the integrity and professionalism expected of one of the cost management team.
-Demonstrate a desire to succeed and increase knowledge and expertise.
-Be prepared to work as team for the common good of the company.
-Degree level and ideally membership of a professional body e.g., MRICS
-Or by other relevant experience
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