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Graduate Cost Manager Birmingham 2022

25,613 P.A. ?
Location: Birmingham
Company: Gleeds
Bright Network
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Gleeds have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Cost Manager to join the team in Birmingham.

As a Graduate you will assist in all cost and procurement management processes, with a view to successfully completing the Gleeds’ internal APC preparation programme; and self-development training in readiness for attaining Chartered status Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


As a post-graduate you will:

  • Contribute to a high quality of service and deliverables.
  • Assist Cost Managers in the accurate and timely delivery of services.
  • Assist in Cost Managers the preparation of:
    • Order of cost estimates and option studies.
    • Cost plans.
    • Cost-in-use studies.
    • Tender documentation and managing the tender process. including designing tender marking schemes
  • Assist Cost Managers with the:
    • Evaluation and reporting of tenders.
    • Valuation of completed work and arranging for payments.
    • Preparation and settlement of final accounts.
    • Administration of construction contracts.
    • Preparation of reports to customers.
Additional responsibilities include

Attaining Chartered status Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:

  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our Global Travel Scholarship Programme
  • Flexible working arrangements

Who we’re looking for

Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills

As a Graduate, you will develop knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Develop knowledge and experience in the following:
    • Quantification of construction works and activities.
    • Cost estimating.
    • Cost planning.
    • Value engineering.
    • Procurement.
    • Tendering
    • Post-contract cost control.
    • Administration of different forms of construction contract.
  • Demonstrate:
    • Clear and effective communication skills - both oral and written.
    • Methodical way of thinking and approach to work.
    • Good organisation, problem solving and negotiating skills.
    • Financial and numeracy management skills.
    • Sound ICT skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
    • .Ability to work as part of a team.


  • RICS exempting or non-exempting degree, plus industry experience. You will have enrolled for, and commenced your APC.

About us

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities, whilst living and breathing our three core values:

  • We’re committed to our clients and our people
  • We’re creative and realistic
  • We combine professionalism with personality

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender.

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.

Gleeds is a gold standard investor in people employer.

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