We have a current opportunity for a Cost Manager on a permanent basis. The position will is field based. For further information about this position please apply.
My client is a leading Student accommodation business with a significant national portfolio.
As a result of continued growth and development they require an experienced Cost manager to enable the continued expansion of the business.
The overall purpose of the Cost Manager role is to ensure the Estates programme of work is delivered within the agreed budgets. To do this cost processes must be defined, implemented and applied across the full programme of works across the Estates pipeline – delivering a step change in the function is a key part of the role.
The Cost Manager will take the lead, working closely with other stakeholders in the team and wider business to provide feasibility studies, diligence reports, scopes of work and cost estimates against project requirements, this will be done alongside the Programme Manager. The Cost Manager will work closely with the Programme Manager to ensure all projects on the project are correctly scoped and costed within agreed budgets before being handed over for delivery.
Key Role Responsibilities:
To lead cost targeting and benchmarking activities
Scoping and costing projects and programme of works
Support continuous improvement through value engineering techniques and processes, identifying inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
Analyse and identify key areas of improvement and apply cost estimation techniques to drive cost reductions and aid operational processes and efficiency across the estate
Monitor and review data and information to detect and assess problems and make recommendations to resolve issues
Utilise cost methodologies and tools to prepare and maintain reliable and accurate data
Ensure professional and consistent cost management processes are applied to the programme
Ensure appropriate monitoring, reporting systems and procedures are in place to meet objectives in line with the programme manager
Provide strategic and operational information and reports to share with others as and when required
Experience & Skills:
Significant experience of cost estimating or finance in preferably the construction / facilities management / estates
Experience of using spreadsheets and complex estimating, pricing models and cost management tools
Demonstrable track record of adding significant value and optimizing costs
Experience of delivering results through cross-functional working
High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of value engineering processes and ability to evaluate and analyze associated costs
You will be highly numerate and analytical, with a commercial mindset.
Demonstrating strong time management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously with a track record of dealing with complex matters.
Commercially aware, you will be confident dealing with a wide range of people, possess excellent communication skills .