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Cost Manager


London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including cost managers, commercial managers, estimators, quantity surveyors, architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company.

The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government.

Our Infrastructure business line is one of our key growth areas, servicing a range of clients including High Speed 2, Network Rail, Environment Agency, Highways England, Frontier Water companies and Cross Rail. Our office’s offer excellent working and living environment for staff, with locations in London and Birmingham.

As part of our cost management function you will be primarily associated with supporting programme strategy as part of a wider programme controls function.

• Assist in the production of baseline estimates and also the procurement process in assessing tender returns.

• Assess the impact of scope change during the delivery / construction phase.

• Develop processes for estimates of differing accuracies using estimating systems such as Cost OS and Cost X, RIB.

• Capable of undertaking reviews of costs and estimates to develop an effective cost benchmark process and database.

• Develop best practices for performing complex estimates and develop the supporting cost management process and procedures.

• Develop and implement BIM process for estimating and cost management.

• Attend client meetings.

The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday a year, plus additional flexible benefits such as gym membership, season ticket loans and additional annual leave.

Minimum Requirements

• Background in programme controls.

• Technical expert in cost management and strong understanding of NEC Contract Administration.

• Familiarity of NR Contracts.

• Appreciation of controls systems and production of reporting outputs, @Risk, P6, Baseline change control, dashboard production

• Understanding of the DfT ECAM process, NR GRIP process and the importance of demonstrating efficiency, value for money within regulated environments.

• Experience of contract management systems such as A-Site, CEMAR, eB, Aconex and other collaboration technologies.

• Understand SACR, Review Point and Prep expectations.

• Client facing and able to work in co-located environments.

Preferred Qualifications

• A comprehensive understanding of the construction industry across a wide range of disciplines and sectors, in particular infrastructure, civil's, railways or engineering construction.

• Expertise in Aires (PRISM).

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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