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Cost Manager - Birmingham/London

  • Job reference: R-041736
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme across our Infrastructure Portfolio designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

We are looking for Cost Managers to support project teams and post Covid 19 restrictions, based in our client’s support offices across Birmingham/London.

Key Competencies and Underpinning Knowledge:

  • Experience on significant Infrastructure projects ideally but not limited to the Rail Sector
  • Good working knowledge of financial systems.
  • Understand the inter-relationship between time cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera.
  • Experience and knowledge of cost systems, such as SAP, Oracle CostOS and PRISM; and
  • Familiarity of the public sector policies, processes and procedures and associated political impacts.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide key point of contact for all Cost reporting and cost intelligence, working closely with the Senior Cost Manager to maintain Cost models to ensure accurate reporting, benchmarking and analysis of infrastructure Costs;
  • Provide expert professional advice covering Infrastructure Costs to our Client and wider business stakeholders (including, but not limited to, Procurement Specialists, Cost / Contract Management personnel, Estimators and Project Controls);
  • Ensure continuous development and improvement of our Client’s policies, procedures and resources
  • Work closely with the Scheduling team to ensure integration and alignment of infrastructure Cost models and schedules; and
  • Aid in the development of benchmarking database and reporting process to provide timely and accurate advice to inform decision making.

Requirements:

  • Membership of the RICS, ACostE, ICES or similar relevant professional association, and degree or equivalent experience or achieved NVQ Level 2 in Project Controls;
  • Experience in high value, complex construction or infrastructure project environments;
  • Understanding of complex and diverging project data, with an ability to assimilate and convert into meaningful metrics and management reports;
  • Commercial and quantity surveying skills, with full working knowledge of the construction industry, in particular NEC Form of Contracts and their commercial basis;
  • Ability to develop and understand performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management and similar techniques;
  • Commercial and quantity surveying skills, with full working knowledge of the construction industry, in particular NEC Form of Contracts and their commercial basis;
  • Ability to develop and understand performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management (EVM) and similar techniques

Training:
You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. Faithful+Gould are accredited Investors In People.
Rewards:
Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, well-being, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com

Security Clearance:
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.