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Role: Cost Consultant    

Salary: £competitive plus minimum 24 days holiday, pension and enhanced benefits package               

Location: Midlands/South West

Overview

2Fawcett –Construction & Infrastructure are proud to be partnering with a leading consultancy who have an excellent opportunity for a Cost Consultant to support the recent award of a Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF) with National Highways.

This role involves managing an Assistant Commercial Manager and supporting the Framework Delivery Management team. Your role will be responsible for reviewing and analysing cost and value reports, assisting with project budgetary control and forecasting as well as producing information to inform the Project Managers and wider team. In addition, you will be responsible for managing the production of applications for payment, assessing Early Warnings / Compensation Events and managing supplier accounts, all whilst maintaining strong, professional and effective working relationships with internal colleagues and the Client.

You will have the support of an Assistant Commercial Manager in implementing day to day commercial management activities on a target cost and time charge NEC4 contract. There may be a requirement for some travel between offices (Telford, Exeter or Bristol) on occasion; including to the central Birmingham office.

Duties:

  • Develop the commercial team
  • Manage and maintain our relationship with National Highways and subcontractors
  • Manage subcontractor accounts in line with agreed subcontract agreements and company processes for certification, payment and liability
  • Manage all aspects of subcontract procurement and order value uplifts
  • Using Cemar, support the operational team in ensuring all commercial entitlements are realised and all contractual notices and early warnings are submitted within the required timescales through the preparation of appropriate documentation in relation to variations, claims, additional payments etc
  • Manage payments and WIP
  • Input into the monthly NH reporting cycle
  • Input into budgets, forecasting and monthly reconciliations
  • Prepare final account statements ensuring all value has been invoiced prior to submission
  • Review and update the Account Risk Register

Experience:

  • A Commercial related Degree qualification (RICS accredited or equivalent) is desirable, or able to demonstrate a proven track record in quantity surveying / financial cost control in either a Contractor or PQS environment
  • Suitable experience in a similar Commercial Manager role
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution
  • Have or be working towards a relevant professional qualification
  • Good computer skills especially MS Excel (essential) and Word
  • Ability work under pressure, to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Experience in providing commercial support to design and consulting and/or highways contracts (especially under NEC forms) would be advantageous

What you can expect in return?

The business has an impressive rewards and benefits program designed to make you feel valued.  They believe that if you’re happy, you’ll think better! It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why they’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Rewards Portal including healthcare, free GP service, dental and childcare vouchers

To apply for this job email your details to amy@2fawcett.com

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