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Rail - Cost Manager - Cardiff in Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Rail - Cost Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards bid and tender preparation and business development.
  • Assume day - to - day delivery responsibility for projects / programmes of work and demonstrate the ability to take on tasks without supervision.
  • Monitor project fees and ensure resource and time inputs are in line with approved budgets.
  • Ensure that change control processes are effectively managed for the services we provide.
  • Strengthen our service delivery capability and promote knowledge capture, sharing and innovation.
  • Prepare budget estimates, cost plans and client reports.
  • Provide advice on procurement and contracts.
  • Prepare and evaluating tenders, contractor selection and contract documentation.
  • Provide 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 implementation of strategic initiatives at service and sector level.
  • Manage 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.
  • Provide leadership to the staff, where required. Resolve conflicts of priorities and personalities relating to work with the appropriate Partner or Associate.
  • Mentor and coach team members, ensuring that staff and new starters are developed to support the successful growth of the Practice and development of their career.
  • Ensure service delivery is in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Practice, particularly Health and Safety and Quality Assurance.
  • Ensure compliance with the client's corporate governance procedures where applicable.
  • Achieve all objectives as required by the annual performance review process.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development and continuous improvement.
  • Work to deadlines set by the Project Team Leader.
  • Ensuring filing of project correspondence is maintained in accordance with requirements.

Key Attributes

The ability to:

  • negotiate, influence and deliver results in a client facing role.
  • Deal diplomatically with a wide range of stakeholders in a flexible environment, subject to change.
  • Prioritise and self-manage with ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Manage conflicting priorities and organise workloads in conjunction with the appropriate Partner.
  • Cope with demanding and changing timeframes.
  • Lead a team.
  • Create a close - knit team as required and motivate and mentor the team to work effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity.

Qualifications / Skills

  • Ideally degree qualified: construction, cost management, engineering, quantity surveying or other RICS accredited degree.
  • MRICS/other equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Strong core technical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with both client and staff.
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgement and aptitude for forward planning.
  • Energetic and motivated with natural drive and an innovative flair, resourcefulness and ability to adapt to change.
  • An ability to think clearly and make reasoned decisions, explaining the logic employed.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Good experience of managing people and delivering multiple or complex projects.
  • Extensive experience of industry standard forms of contract, typically JCT and NEC.
  • Excellent pre and post contract technical cost management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction industry technical matters with circa 5 years plus post qualification experience.
  • Good IT skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and RIPAC.

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