Cost Manager (Water)

ChandlerKBS provides independent consultancy services across a wide range of sectors throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. We work with some of the largest private, public and utility sector clients. We take pride in delivering an excellent service.

We are seeking to recruit a Cost Manager (3+ years’ experience) to join our Water/Utilities team working on projects across Belfast and the UK . The role will be based in our Belfast office, with a flexible hybrid working approach. Candidates with NEC experience will have an advantage, however training can be provided. 

The role of a Cost Manager includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide support for day to day delivery responsibility for small to medium projects, support larger projects / programmes of work and demonstrate the ability to take on tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Develop our business; networking and developing client relationships.
  • Support knowledge capture, sharing and innovation. Support the implementation of strategic initiatives at service and sector level.
  • Prepare budget estimates, cost plans and client reports.
  • Support risk and value management.
  • Contract administration including preparation of valuations, forecasts, cost reports and attendance at project meetings.
  • Preparation of bills of quantities, schedules of rates, or other methods of work evaluation.
  • Deliver all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner to a high standard of quality.
  • Support the delivery of work through proactive involvement where appropriate and through performance management of personnel to ensure work is completed in a timely manner to a high quality standard.
  • Undertake service delivery is in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Practice, particularly Health and Safety and Quality Assurance.
  • Provide services in compliance with the client's corporate governance procedures where applicable.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and continuous improvement.
  • Work to deadlines set by the Project Team Leader.
  • Filing of project correspondence in accordance with requirements.
  • Support evaluation of tenders, contractor selection and contract documentation.

Key attributes:

The ability to:

  • Deliver results in a client facing role.
  • Dealing with a wide range of stakeholders in a flexible environment.
  • Cope with demanding and changing timeframes.
  • Provide support to junior team members.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Ideally degree qualified: construction, cost management, engineering, quantity surveying or other RICS accredited degree.
  • Working towards MRICS / other equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Good core technical skills.
  • Developing interpersonal skills with both client and staff.
  • Good analytical skills, sound judgement and an aptitude for forward planning.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience of industry standard forms of contract, typically JCT and NEC.
  • Basic pre and post contract technical cost management skills.
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters with circa 1 years plus post qualification experience.
  • Good IT skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. As well as receiving a competitive salary, you will also have an opportunity to take advantage of our flexible working arrangements. Our core benefits include 24 days annual leave, private health insurance, critical illness cover, car allowance (subject to role), a generous pension scheme, annual professional membership fees and bespoke development plans. 

ChandlerKBS is an equal opportunities employer, an accredited Investor in People (IIP) and has an RICS approved APC programme.

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Chris Challis
Senior Internal Recruiter
ChandlerKBS, Chandlers House
Terra Nova Way
Penarth Marina
Cardiff, CF64 1SA

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