Cost Manager

Turner & Townsend
Full Time
Posted 2 days ago
Job description
Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous and sustainable society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a personable, enthusiastic, and energetic Senior Cost Manager to join our specialist Cost Assurance team to assist our continuing growth and make the difference to both our business and our clients.

You will be a Senior Consultant within our UK Infrastructure business working within our specialist Cost Assurance team to help review and scrutinise actual incurred cost and help drive supply chain improvement and efficiency for a range of major programmes and projects. The main purpose of the role is;

  • Deliver successful Cost Assurance commissions
  • Working in teams of variable sizes and providing assistance to more junior members to allow them to develop and grow
  • Inputting into the development of the service line by contributing to bids and the ongoing refinement of internal training and information about the service

Job Objectives:

  • Review construction contractor systems, controls and processes to provide a view on their ways of working, using intelligence from around the industry to build a view on best practice.
  • Analysis and understanding of complex construction contracts.
  • Performing testing of data and information using smart techniques and tools such as data visualisation and trend / pattern analysis.
  • Production of findings reports that deliver key findings, recommendations and messages in a succinct and professional manner.
  • Review outputs intended for circulation to clients and provide feedback to colleagues, where relevant.
  • Fostering good quality working relationships with clients and those being reviewed built around trust and professionalism.
  • Helping senior members of the team to maintain internal systems to ensure commission and financial management is compliant with business process.

Required Skills:

Previous experience or a sound and suitable understanding of the following will be a distinct advantage in applying for this role:

  • Cost Assurance, or broader assurance experience
  • Knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, disallowed cost areas, target price setting, calculation of pain/gain amounts etc.
  • Contract Management (NEC3 (Option C, E), NR (NR12) preferred)
  • Cost Management
  • Change management and control
  • Report writing – communicating complex messages succinctly to maximise impact
  • People management – working in a team environment and handling a variable workload through peaks and troughs

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Holds or working towards an appropriate professional body membership or equivalent (i.e. MRICS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.)

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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SOX control responsibilities may be part of this role, which are to be adhered to where applicable.


SOX control responsibilities may be part of this role, which are to be adhered to where applicable.

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