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  • Job reference: RMS0198008

Cost Manager

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/08/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
We are seeking a forward thinking, pro-active Cost Management professional that has recent previous experience managing a team and delivering major projects, ideally within the Nuclear Industry.

Your role will involve establishing friendly, professional and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the projects and programmes we support, whilst establishing and implementing best practice cost engineering processes within client's organisation.

Reporting to the Director and managing up to 10 people, responsibilities include:
* Establishing friendly, professional and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the projects we support.
* Consulting, establishing & implementing best practice cost management and cost engineering processes within client's organisation.
* Review and propose improvements to current business processes and policies related to cost management & change controls.
* Establish and maintain Project Cost Controls policies and processes.
* Manages the execution of estimates, plus the delivery to the clients
* Providing accurate project cost monitoring, forecasting and reporting to completion in line with budget, as well as pro-actively monitoring and managing cost variance and contract cash flow, and ensuring that applications are made correctly and in a timely manner
* Reviews and issues periodic cost & Cash flow reports to senior staff.
* Establish and manage the reviews all change orders in accordance with the client's approval process.

* Manages the payment application and invoice approval process prior to forwarding top accounts payable. Review payment requisitions, assess percentage of work complete with the project team and make recommendations.
* Provides procurement services for the client, where applicable, for construction and engineering services, including preparing RFP and bid analysis.
* Attends cost meetings to review procurement status and change order status with the contractors and engineering teams.
* Attend and chair project, cost and other meetings as required.
* Provides cost information on value engineering analysis.
* Develop Cost Models, Estimating Relationships (CER), schedules and risks analysis for programmes and projects in support of customers
* Support standardisation and update of estimates.
* Develop and maintain price proposal cost and pricing templates for customers
* Conduct cost and price analysis of competitive and non-competitive bids for supplies and services offered
* Provide training to staff on cost/schedule/risk estimation methods
* Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within governance and adopt best practice
* Driving improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a balance of experience of both cost management & estimating and will be adept at creating and developing successful stakeholder management relationships. You will be a self-starter, an analytical thinker that is quick to communicate results and issues, and enjoy working environments that afford a greater level of autonomy

Additional skills required:
* Effective cost & commercial management skills are essential, along with clear knowledge of best practice and methodologies.
* Good commercial skills and ability to make sound decisions.
* Understanding of cost management, cost performance measurement, risk management and change control.
* Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
* Familiarity with most common Forms of Contract within the power construction industry and major projects environment;
* Familiar with the nuclear site license conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy.

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