Cost Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £335 per day

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Title: Cost Manager
Job Type: Long Term Contract Opportunity
Rate: Negotiable dependent upon experience
Location: Birmingham

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Cost Manager to work on a long-term contract basis, based Birmingham.

Experienced Cost Management professional who is able to produce accurate and robust figures that
can be used confidently by internal and external stakeholders in a fast‐paced and dynamic work
environment. This role provides lots of opportunity for both personal and professional development in a large, innovative organisation.
The primary purpose of this role is to support the Senior Cost Manager to plan, develop and supervise all cost elements within the [Directorate Project Controls function] and to ensure project wide adoption and conformance.

Key functions and responsibilities of the role:
Maintain cost models to ensure accurate reporting of costs.
Reconcile the annualised cost profile against the agreed annual funding envelope.
Work closely with the scheduling team to ensure integration and alignment of infrastructure cost
models and schedules.

Understanding of the cost drivers that define a project and ability to convert engineering data into
meaningful cost drivers.
Quantity surveying skills and comprehensive understanding of the construction industry.
Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of direct and indirect costs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and specifically the ability to present cost work
Strong quantitative, drafting and presentational skills.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Experience in infrastructure and/or the rail sector.
Awareness of government initiatives and policies.

Has a good understanding of market trends and conditions affecting infrastructure programmes.
Has proven ability to successfully conduct detailed project/programme planning.
Can manage their workload in a fast‐paced environment.
Can accurately and clearly interpret and articulate cost data and provide informative conclusions to
allow effective decision making.