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Head of Cost Management

  • Job reference: FG-005985
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Corporate Real Estate
  • Location: Southampton
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s largest project and cost management consultancies, employing over 2000 staff, with a turnover in excess of £70 million and an expanding office base in the Asia Pacific region, Continental Europe, the UK and USA.

Due to internal promotion, we are currently looking to recruit a new Head of Cost Management in our Southampton Office. This is an incredible opportunity for the right candidate to build on the success of the current team and to take forward a market leading cost management business on the South Coast.

Responsibilities

• Business Planning and Development to grow the existing successful Cost Management team
• Recruitment and retention of quality staff
• Team leader duties, including supervision and performance management
• Bid Management and production
• Full quantity surveying duties
• Provision of pre-contract feasibility and viability advice
• Ensure the highest quality service delivery to clients
• Provide high quality cost advice on major projects and programmes
• Guidance, care and mentoring of staff
• Develop client relationships and support the growth of the Cost Management team and wider Southampton Office, including Key Account Management
• Senior leadership responsibilities within the Southampton Office, including cover for the Head of Office during times of leave, etc.
• Co-ordination with other regional Heads to establish a productive and co-operative Cost Management service throughout the region
• Engendering a collaborative, positive, professional attitude throughout the team and wider industry relationships
Requirements
• BSc in Quantity Surveying and member of a recognised professional body, ideally RICS
• An established industry network
• Proficient with service delivery via frameworks, including an understanding of public sector procurement
• Proficient with operating under JCT and NEC forms of contract
• Experience across a broad range of sectors, ideally including education, defence, residential, pharmaceuticals and commercial property
• Effective and efficient in the preparation of feasibility and pre-contract estimates
• Effective and efficient transition of pre-contract through to post contract advice
• Productive supervision of team members including adequate planning, monitoring and control
• Senior grade client interface responsibility on a key account basis.
• Effective and efficient knowledge of a range of project procurement options
• Ability to work with the minimum of supervision and on own initiative
• Ability to advise clients on key cost drivers, project costs and added value
• Knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project and overall construction costs
• Experienced in client, consultant & contractor facing roles and working as a member of a busy team. Used to working to tight and ever changing deadlines
• Numerically accurate
The right person

To do well in this role you’ll need to be:

• An articulate communicator with the presentation skills to match
• Exemplary team management and client relationship skills
• An analytical thinker who is also able to show initiative and examples of creativity
• Self-motivated and able to work well on your own initiative
• Highly organised and able to juggle and prioritise
• Able to collaborate and build relationships across the wider business
• Confident, outgoing, with the drive to succeed and develop
• Able to work well under pressure and have a proven ability to deliver to deadlines


Training

Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. Faithful+Gould is accredited Investors In People.

Reward and Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Discretionary bonus
• Non Contributory Pension Scheme
• 25 days leave
• The option to buy up to 15 days’ additional annual leave per annum
• The option to sell up to five days’ leave per annum
• Private Healthcare
• Company Car or Car Allowance
• Flexible leave
• Work/Life Balance policy
• Permanent Health Insurance
• Death in Service benefits
• Personal Accident Insurance.
• Employee assistance programme
• Share incentive plan
• Professional membership fees paid
• Give as you earn scheme
• Bike to work scheme
• Discounted gymnasium membership
• Childcare vouchers

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, 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.
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