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Associate Cost Manager

Location: Leeds
Company: AECOM
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Job Summary
Are you an Associate Cost Manager, or ready to make that step up, looking to work on building projects that can change the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?
If so we are looking for an experienced and motivated Associate Cost Manager to join our team in Manchester to work on a wide variety of schemes, to mentor junior members of our team, and to work with the Directors in raising the profile of AECOM Cost Management across the North and growing the service line. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.
About Us:
AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Government and Healthcare.
We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include;
Palace of Westminster, Southbank Place, Arctic Science centres, BBC Broadcasting House, The Titanic building in Belfast and the St Pancras Chambers Hotel in London to name but a few and, in the North West region, the Shakespeare North Theatre, the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, Greengates for Ask Developments.
About Our Team:
We are a growing team of dedicated cost managers providing commercial advice to blue-chip clients across the north of England including commercial developers, housing associations, education institutions, and local authorities. We aim to provide a "best in class" service that provides our clients with cost certainty on their projects and protects their commercial objectives at all times.
Our team is growing to support our work in the public sector with the Government Property Agency (GPA), most notably we are driving the delivery of the Government Hub programme providing a network of high-quality office space throughout the UK. This is an ambitious programme of work over the next four years to support local government consolidations and the wider decentralisation of government activities from London and the South of England.
Job Responsibilities:
You will need to be from a consultancy or organisation with a proven ability to successfully manage cost management commissions from cradle to grave. Duties will include:
- Lead and motivate a Cost Management team delivering multiple commissions and be responsible for outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards.
- Ensures commissions are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client's satisfaction.
- Develops strong reciprocal relationships with clients and members of the project team, building a strong team spirit and work ethic
- Be the primary interface with AECOM clients on your commissions.
- Be accountable for achieving internal targets, KPIs and the like.
- Provide effective support and mentoring to Senior Cost Managers, Cost Managers, Graduates and Apprentices.
- Manage the delivery of cost management team
- Provide full Cost Management duties to AECOM clients.
Minimum Requirements
- Degree Qualified - BSc or MSc - in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management.
- Professionally Qualified - ideally Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the RICS, CIOB or other equivalent institution.
- Proven experience in a similar consultancy providing the full spectrum of CM services including Pre Contract Estimating; Procurement; Contract Administration, Cost Reporting and Final Account resolution (Preferably in the North West region).
- Demonstrable experience in at least two of the following sectors - Commercial Offices, Residential, Mixed-Use, Education
- Passionate about delivering high-quality consulting services to our clients.
Preferred Qualifications
- A strong professional network in the Leeds, Liverpool, and Manchester areas
- A track record of delivering commercial developer projects and generating repeat business
Your Benefits Will Include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receive a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.
Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You'll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 263590BR
Additional Locations UK - Leeds, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court
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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