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Associate Cost Manager

Location: Cambridge
Company: AECOM
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United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Job Summary
Our Cambridge Office Cost Management business unit continues to grow, with specific growth demand within the Education, Healthcare and Science markets where we have successfully secured positions with many high profile clients and some key local projects and programs in the industry. As a direct result of this growth, we are currently seeking a full time Associate/Senior Project Surveyor.
About Our Team:
We are currently an office of over 50 professional people, including 20 Cost Managers, delivering construction solutions for our diverse client base, providing a broad range of services. We strongly promote personal and career development with clear career structures and development programmes. We look to balance this with a flexible approach to working through our "Freedom to Grow" programme.
Job Responsibilities:
You will be primarily working alongside an Associate or Director to successfully manage and deliver cost management duties on various capital projects across the East of England.
The role will cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception/business case development estimates, through to cost planning, the RIBA design stages, procurement and onto the site delivery, commissioning and operational stages.
You should possess the skills and experience to actively support the internal team, manage and mentor more junior staff on individual projects as well as technically complex projects, typically ranging between £1m to £40m (construction cost).
You will help develop collaborative relationships with our existing clients and other professional colleagues within the industry. Demonstrate an ability and desire to obtain increasing understanding of a client's business, demonstrating Client focus.
Successful delivery of projects with minimum supervision, ensuring tasks on projects are managed and completed efficiently, on time and with a keen desire to maintain client's satisfaction leading to continued and further business.
Day to day main client point of contact for projects.
Be enquiring, proactive and challenge where appropriate our own existing methods / processes to demonstrate value for money to the Client.
Minimum Requirements
- Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are key.
- Ability to develop long term relationships with all team members, and effectively balance people and processes.
- You will ideally be a self-motivated individual from a consultancy or client organisation background with the ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team.
- Proven experience in a consulting environment/client organisation providing the full spectrum of Cost Management services including Pre Contract Estimating; Procurement; Contract Administration, Cost Reporting and Final Account resolution.
- Solid and practised core measurement skills with experience of quantified procurement routes.
- Experience of Education, Healthcare and Science projects and clients is advantageous.
- Previous experience of managing internal resources, including the training and mentoring of more junior staff members.
- Good Understanding of contracts (JCT and NEC).
Preferred Qualifications
- Degree Qualified - BSc or MSc - in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management.
- Professional Qualified - Chartered Status with the RICS or other equivalent institution
- Full clean UK driving license, and a willingness to travel.
- CSCS card holder
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Quantity Surveying
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 240273BR
Clearance Required No
Virtual: No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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