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  • Job reference: RMS0131645

Costing Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/10/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global leader in the design and delivery of infrastructure, power and major engineering projects around the world. Their clients come to them for a wide range of advice, resources and skills - in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.

The Role:
We are currently recruiting for a Costing Manager to work at one of our client's offices, either Newcastle or Cheadle. This role is central to the continued bidding success and prudent management of the established lifecycle funds and associated concession support services for our client's Social Infrastructure (health / education / student accommodation) interests. New bidding sectors are being developed to continue growing our established portfolio which as it matures, has an increasingly significant operational expenditure programme.

The position will be part of a team covering bidding for Lifecycle solutions and operational expenditure matters as part of the Concession Services support function. The role is a manager’s post and may include line management responsibilities ensuring quality and consistency of approach across the UK.

Project Dimensions
•The role will involve support to bids and a portfolio of accommodation concessions across the UK and will involve travel where necessary.
•The duties and responsibilities of the position encompass technical, commercial and pricing functions in association with management and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
•Work with key stakeholders to develop a strategic approach for the delivery of operational expenditure matters (Lifecycle, Variation and Insurance related expenditure).
•Produce Lifecycle cost plans and estimates for bids, option appraisals, variations and operational programmes ensuring transparency in their calculation and auditable source data.
•Provide whole life cost advice to the bid team, and ensure decisions accurately reflect the Construction and FM solution.
•Actively manage the contract variation process ensuring full and complete enquiry returns and on authorisation, their subsequent successful delivery.
•Manage concession insurance matters including insurer dialogue and claim support information / audits.
•Co-ordinate the relevant activities of the Concession Services’ Administrators in support of operational expenditure matters.
•Develop, implement and continuously improve cost control processes, models, databases and benchmarking.
•Provide guidance on commercial and contractual matters for existing and future contracts.
•Support the Investment Director in reviewing the draft lifecycle plans and presenting through the wider approvals process.
•Support the Regional Managers in delivering lifecycle works’ programmes and associated cost plans extending to analysis and appraisal of supporting information.
•Provide direction and guidance to the FM provider for the successful delivery of their lifecycle obligations.
•Take an active strategic role in monitoring contract compliance for all expenditure matters.
•Authorise payment applications and evaluate the technical and commercial merits of all additional work claims.
•Develop and manage the procurement strategy at concession and portfolio levels.
•Periodic cost and progress reports.
•Deputise for the head of Whole Life Cost.

•Maintain accurate records throughout the currency of each undertaking
•Produce high quality written reports.
•Develop standardised reporting templates on tender settlement, lifecycle fund performance and operational matters.
•Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external parties.

Health and Safety
•Demonstrate knowledge of and comply with all statutory Health & Safety obligations in particular the CDM Regulations and client’s Health and Safety Policies.

Risk management
•Implement Risk Management techniques into the Lifecycle and Variation management process.
•Input to the wider operational risk registers and mitigation solutions.

Financial management
•Assist budget holders with managing and monitoring their respective budgets to deliver the expected financial performance.
•Demonstrate value for money in all undertakings.
•Manage the expenditure programmes to deliver the financial expectations.
•Implement rigid cost control and reporting procedures.
•Assist the Finance Department in the production of periodic reports and financial model updates

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
An experienced Building Surveyor or Quantity Surveyor who is preferably chartered
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