Technical and Cost Manager

Recruiter
Ajay Nehra Consulting T/A AJACO
Location
West Midlands
Salary
320.00 GBP Daily
Posted
11 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Specialist area
Mechanical engineering
Function
Engineer
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Flexible

Technical and Cost Manager

Key Skills & Requirements

  • Experienced Cost Engineer/Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector
  • Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of cost engineering techniques
  • Ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines
  • Able to engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively
  • Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques.

Job Role

  • Working with Highways England
  • To act as a source of advice on planning and estimating matters and manage activities across the business.
  • To contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering.
  • To work with commercial colleagues to contribute to the improving capability of the cost engineering function and commercial expertise in the wider business
  • Provide expert advice on planning and estimating matters in relation to allocated schemes and undertake project cost estimates in accordance with current guidance and tools
  • Audit, develop and challenge estimates received, including target costs, to contribute to effective cost driven management of all projects
  • Contribute to and develop commercial approaches throughout the Directorate to improve feedback and data in relation to process and cost intelligence
  • Lead and mentor Assistant Cost Engineers
  • Contribute to guidance on cost estimation/measurement/risk assessment/development and implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data
  • Assess safety performance to minimise risks, develop improvements and escalate issues with relevant authorities in a timely manner and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts
  • Based in West Midlands

Job Description

  • Provide support to the head of technical and cost in the management of the budget, ensuring the programme is being delivered within budget.
  • Manage the technical and cost review and assurance processes at various stages of delivery.
  • Ensure programme/project level cost and budget reporting and management is up to date.
  • Ensure that there is consistency across the programme and all information produced by the delivery teams is of the required standard.
  • Ensure that appropriate and proportionate reviews are undertaken and support the approvals by ensuring technical sign-off is provided.
  • Assist in the management of the technical advisory appointments to the programme/project, including associated works, ensuring that the service provided meets the standards required by the appointments and supports the programme/project in managing risks and delivering within the programme budget.
  • Provide on-going support, guidance and training where necessary to the delivery teams on technical and cost matters across the programme.
  • Support wider objectives, helping ensure consistency between and across programmes/projects where required and provide inputs to centralised or cross programme activities including the management of the Frameworks.