Associate Director - Cost Management - Infrastructure

  • Category
    Construction and Property - Project Manager
  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
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Company Description
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Job Description
We are one of the leading consultancy providers to the Infrastructure sector, we are looking to recruit an Associate Director level, Senior Cost Manager / Commercial Manager to undertake a lead role on a high profile, Manchester based Infrastructure project.


The Associate Director performs the role of the Commission Manager, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex commissions.
To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value added cost management service.
Commission Management, to include:

Conducting feasibility studies and writing procurement reports
Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project and where appropriate involving specialist Value Management team
Managing estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan
Managing the procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively
Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively
Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively
Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client
Value engineering and life cycle costing
Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed
Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
Where appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the above accountabilities.
Taking responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new our clients
Identifying and acting upon cross-selling opportunities
Working with Directors to construct bids for new work
Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve cost management procedures, templates and products and hence improve the service provided to clients
Staff management (where appropriate) - Inputting into the formal management of Senior Cost Managers and Assistant Cost Managers or small cost management team, to include 2nd round recruitment interviews, input into resource management and attendance at junior staff appraisals
Knowledge management
Proven Cost / Commercial Management experience
Preferably MRICS
NEC3 contracts (in particular Option C - Target Cost)
Post contract administration
Experience of working on Major Programmes and Projects
Experience of working in the Infrastructure (Rail, air, power, highways)
Experience in leading and managing teams Spring acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Spring Group UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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