Senior Cost engineer

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  • Location

    Newport, Wales

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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My utilities client is looking for a Senior Cost Manager to join their team in Wales.
My client is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies, which manages and deliver complex projects, in order to
deliver water and sewerage to its three million plus customers across Wales and England.
You will be involved in a vast array of exciting projects, varying in scale and budget, time and complexity.
Consequently, projects can last from a month to a few years, with budgets from thousands to tens of millions.
We strongly believe that employing people from different personal and professional backgrounds allows us to be at the forefront of an ever shifting employment landscape within Wales. We want to work with the brightest and talented to help us gain a wide range of perspectives and deliver our goals to the highest standards.

Objectives of Job
As a Senior Cost Manager establish a friendly and professional relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the Capital Delivery Programme we support.
Proactively providing sound commercial knowledge and support to all stakeholders. Accurate project cost monitoring, forecasting and reporting to completion in line with budget. Pro-actively monitoring and managing cost
variance and contract cash flow, and ensuring that applications are made correctly, in a timely manner and in accordance with the contract conditions. Collaborating with the client and the contractor teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables and objectives, including programme performance, cost
control, cost assurance, value engineering and risk.
Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within gateway governance procedures and adopt best practice helping to driving
improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets, and closing out final accounts. Leading people and commissions as needed.

Skills Required
Previous experienced and established Senior Cost Manager in the infrastructure environment or property.
Direct experience of deploying cost management systems and process on major programmes.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the NEC3 form of contract (Options A, C & E)
A firm understanding of risk management techniques.
Ability to quickly pick up new tasks and use own initiative.
Line management duties of colleagues.
Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering
Excellent organisational skills, collaboration and influencing skills.
Commission management