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Senior Cost Manager


Posted: 2/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1317001

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

Job Category
Cost Management and Consulting Services

Job Summary
As a Senior Cost Manager you will provide a comprehensive, accurate and value driven service for large, high profile and exciting key commercial, corporate and infrastructure clients.

The role will cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception / business case through to completion / commissioning. The role will include all aspects of cost control / audit procedures, preparation of estimates & tender documentation through the feasibility, design and procurement processes and onto the site delivery / commissioning phase of a project. 

Job Duties:
  • Lead and deliver all aspects of cost management from inception of a project through to completion, working with Associate Director/Director, client and others as required; Including (but not limited to) feasibility estimates, cost planning (presenting with no supervision), contract procurement, tender documentation, value engineering and commercial awareness, fee generation, dispute resolution, post contract management (competent in cost reporting).
  • Achieve the highest standards of professional competence and to demonstrate this ability in all dealings with clients and professional contacts, reinforcing the profile of the company.
  • Drive performance standards through expert communication and effective use of the performance management process.
  • To maintain and develop good relationships with clients, take every opportunity to uphold and increase the profile of the firm as a provider of professional, premium quality services to the construction industry.
  • Actively support the internal team and manage more junior staff on technically complex projects.
  • Produce cost estimates at concept, scheme and detailed design stage.
  • Manage the tender process, review and analyse tender returns and prepare a recommendation to the client as required.
  • Input into value and risk management workshops as required by the client.
  • As primary project cost controller, ensures that the project remains on budget through the design and construction phases.
  • Assess and value progress payments and change requests.
  • Review and compare scopes of work, production rates, and cost data.
  • Preparation of earned value reports.
  • Prepare, review, and update cash-flows.
  • Estimates variation orders for Subcontractors/GC Contractors.
  • Review and evaluate payment certificates for Subcontractors/GC Contractor.
  • Evaluate and negotiate variations and change orders in liaison with the Contract Administrator, Client and others. 
  • Evaluate and negotiate final accounts settlements.
  • Be aware of and develop marketing opportunities and where appropriate bring to the attention of Directors and the Business Development Department, in order that they may assist in following up potential leads enabling the development of new business.  

Specific Skills Required:
  • Good working knowledge of NEC suite of contracts, particularly the Professional Services Contract (PSC) and Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)
  • Experience of working as part of integrated, multi-organisation, collaborative teams.

Business Line
Buildings & Places

Position Title
Senior Cost Manager

Position Status

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements
  • Significant experience and strong track record is required in the Cost Management/Quantity Surveying field, ideally applicants would have spent a significant time working on large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Experience of working within a client organization, either directly or through a co-location/secondment arrangement would be of benefit.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying 
  • Accredited MRICS member (or working towards membership
Your benefits will include: 

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Office Location
UK - Exeter


United Kingdom

GBR - Devon

Clearance Required

Alternate Locations
UK - Birmingham, UK - Oxford