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Cost Manager

  1. Bristol, Cardiff
R-111245

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We’re AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. We connect people, data and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems.

Our Project & Programme Services team are proud to deliver on some of the most prestigious construction projects across the world. It's thanks to our talented people and their diverse thinking, expertise and knowledge. Join us and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise.

When it comes to work-life balance, AtkinsRéalis is a great place to be. So, let's discuss how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We're passionate about are work while valuing each other equally. So, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer'.

You might know us for the prestigious construction work we deliver around the world. We are proud to say that this is a result of our people's diversity of thought, skills, and knowledge.

Working in our flat, collaborative environment, you will lead professionals who enjoy supporting each other to make the most of our talents and expertise.

AtkinsRéalis is a great place to be when it comes to work-life balance. Ask us how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. Valuing each other equally is central to our culture. Some of our recent pledges have been for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.'

Link: Equality, diversity & inclusion | Atkins Careers UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com)

Our awesome Complex Infrastructure team make the biggest, most complex and ambitious infrastructure projects happen. Whether it’s transforming the energy sector, forming the backbone of Britain’s transport network on High Speed 2, transforming how the railway works on East Coast Digital Programme, increasing our international connectivity on Heathrow Airport, or delivering safe and reliable journeys for National Highways and local government bodies, a career with us represents an opportunity to make a positive difference to the communities we serve and for future generations to come. And we do all of this whilst working with fun and passion.

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Cost Manager to join our Cost Management (Project Controls) team, who possesses proven experience, notably for Energy and Infrastructure sectors, in our Manchester and Cumbria Complex Infrastructure team. The individual must be ambitious and wanting to progress within our Complex Infrastructure Business Unit. The role will involve delivering work with both existing and new clients and working with our Cost Management team to ensure our technical service offering is kept to the highest standard, whilst having a strong team working ethos and delivering in accordance with AtkinsRéalis’ digital aspirations.

You will play an integral part in supporting with delivering the business plan for this rapidly expanding team. You will innovate and foster a collaborative, professional and positive working environment along with delivering an appropriate cost management role.

This role provides you with the opportunity to support with business growth, and working with internal and external partners across the entire business.

Specific Requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities:

Reporting into the Cost Management leadership team, you will be responsible for building long term, sustainable relationships with both members of our own organisation, and wider Client base.

What you will bring:

  • Technical experience in Cost Management services across complex infrastructure.
  • An understanding of industry benchmarks / best practices, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, and methods of measurements (e.g. RMM, NRM etc).
  • Growing network within the energy and/or infrastructure sectors.
  • An aptitude to apply innovation, technical excellence, and exceptional service delivery.
  • Experience of monitoring, analysing, and controlling cost performance against set targets.
  • Examples of identifying/applying cost efficient solutions.
  • Collaborative behaviours to interface with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Awareness of the challenges and opportunities in the industry.
  • Commercial, quantity surveying, and/or finance skills, with working knowledge of the construction industry, and an understanding of Standard Forms of Contract (NEC/FIDIC/IChemE).
  • Awareness of performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management (EVM) and similar techniques.

Your purpose:

  • Support our Cost Management capability including development and use of Power-BI, PRISM, Oracle, Deltek, Ecosys and other Cost Management related software.
  • Engage our community of practice and support technical excellence, service innovation and development of our benchmarking capabilities.
  • Deliver excellent client service on our commissions.
  • Support teams on project / technical delivery.

Strategic:

  • Support with delivering the strategy for the Cost Management Service including identifying continuous development.
  • Deliver an exceptional cost management service for multiple stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities for growth, linked to the  Complex Infrastructure business strategy.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement with the wider AtkinsRéalis business, as determined by the strategy.
  • Contribute to a positive team ethos and engage with opportunities for the team’s development.

Business Development:

  • Support with the Cost Management business development activity.
  • Opportunities to support Key Account Management activities.
  • Engagement and understanding of internal business processes.
  • Support key accounts to maximise our impact.

Project leadership:

  • Having responsibility in delivering portfolios and projects.
  • Be the ambassador for AtkinsRéalis, your profession and the professional institution to which you belong.
  • Supporting with technical advice to different stakeholders.
  • Competence in project commercial accountability.

Technical leadership:

  • Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core competencies.
  • Have a developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the work you do, and the law of the region or country in which you practice.
  • Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.
  • Applying the concepts of quality assurance and environmental management.
  • Supporting the client relationship and service delivery.

Team building and management:

  • Helping grow our service and sector-focussed teams.
  • Actively engaging within a project delivery environment.
  • Mentor and develop Assistant Cost Managers and Cost Managers within AtkinsRéalis.

Attributes:

  • Experience working for or on behalf of local or national Complex Infrastructure clients.
  • Experience working in a consultancy environment, delivering exceptional projects.
  • Degree qualified in a construction or finance related field.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Join our Project & Programme Services team and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from Sizewell C to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas. Communities are at the heart of our work and our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/csr

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees Total Reward. It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview, and we’ll discuss any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis.  It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Link: https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equality-diversity-and-inclusion-uk-europe

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