My client is looking for a Cost Manager to be based in their Reading office working on a variety of client projects and initiatives.
·Establishing friendly, professional and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the projects and programmes they support.
·Administering a variety of contracts in accordance with project objectives and policies.
·Providing 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 and in a timely manner.
·Collaborating with client and contractor teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables, KPIs, and objectives, including programme performance, cost control, and value engineering.
·Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within governance and adopt best practice
·Driving improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets
·Proactively providing sound commercial knowledge and support to all stakeholders
·Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed
·Leading people and commissions as needed
Previous experience or a sound and suitable understanding of the following will be a distinct advantage in applying for this role:
·Contract Management (NEC3, Option C preferred)
·Change management and control
·Collaborative approach and best-for-project attitude
·Sharing best practice
·Identifying and driving efficiencies and improvements through the project lifecycle
·Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.
·Ideally Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
·Ideally hold or be working towards an appropriate professional body membership or equivalent.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.