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Senior Cost Engineer

  1. Project, programme & cost management
  2. Whitehaven
R-112898

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.

Become a vital member of our Project & Programme Services team, proudly taking on some of the world's most exciting and prestigious projects. Join us, and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents. It's about recognizing everyone's contributions equally while delivering excellence together.
Flexible and remote working are central to our culture, so talk to us about what's important to you, from reduced weeks to buying more leave, and how we can make reasonable adjustments for you or support your ambitions outside of work. 

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 Senior Cost Manager to join our Cost Management (Project Controls) team, who possesses strong and proven experience, notably for Energy and Infrastructure sectors, in our Whitehaven 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 team management, business growth, and working with internal and external partners, across the entire business.

When you join us as a leader in our Cost Management team, you'll share our reputation for high-quality work and always doing what's right. Enjoy diverse and exciting projects, improving communities and protecting the environment. You'll support project teams on niche and high-profile schemes; from evaluating project cost performance and using data analytics to identify trends against baseline, to leading communication and monitoring project governance control for successful delivery.

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

Responsibilities:

Reporting into the Head of Cost Management leadership team, you will be a member of the Project Controls management team responsible for building long term, sustainable team relationships with both members of our own organisation, and wider Client baseour Transportation clients.

What you will bring:

  • Technical expertise in Cost Management services across complex infrastructure (either Rail, Highways, Water, Aviation or Energy).
  • An excellent understanding of industry benchmarks / best practices, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, and methods of measurements (e.g., RMM, NRMM etc).
  • Strong network within the energy and/or infrastructure sectors.
  • Leadership skills necessary to direct and manage project teams.
  • Evidence of service innovation, technical excellence, and exceptional service delivery.
  • Proven technical skills to monitor, analyse, and control cost performance against set targets.
  • Technical ability to challenge engineering teams and identify// cost efficient design solutions.
  • Collaborative behaviours and technical expertise to interface with wider project controls expertise including schedule logic and risk exposure.
  • Awareness of the challenges and opportunities in the industry.
  • Commercial quantity surveying, and/or finance skills, with full working knowledge of the construction industry, and an understanding of Standard Forms of Contract (NEC/FIDIC/IChemE).
  • Ability to develop and understand performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management (EVM) and similar techniques.
  • Major project/programmes work experience.

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.
  • Unlock talent and develop next generation of leaders.
  • Deliver excellent client service on our commissions through quality assurance and regular client care.
  • Support and lead 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 strategic recruitment and associated investments by the business, linked to the Complex Infrastructure business strategy.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement with the wider AtkinsRéalis business, as determined by the strategy.
  • Support with the development of a positive team ethos and continue to create opportunities for the team’s development.
  • Continually monitor progress against targets, identify risks and provide solutions to achieve successful business outcomes.

Business Development:

  • Support with the Cost Management business development activity.
  • Opportunities to Support Key Account Management activities.
  • Monitor and manage Cost Management activity and associated expenditure within your remit.
  • Support with Generating high quality leadership material for business use.
  • Engagement and understanding of internal business processes.

Project leadership:

  • Having responsibility, under minimum supervision, delivering portfolios and projects.
  • Be the ambassador for AtkinsRéalis, your profession and the professional institution to which you belong.
  • Providing guidance and technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings.
  • Clear understanding of and competence in project commercial accountability.

Technical leadership:

  • Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core competencies.
  • Have an up-to-date and 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.
  • Managing the client relationship and service delivery.

Team building and management:

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

Attributes:

  • Proven track record to supervise projects for or on behalf of local or national Complex Infrastructure clients.
  • Proven track record of working in a consultancy environment, delivering exceptional projects, and managing teams.
  • Degree qualified in a construction or finance related field. Preferably with RICS, ICE, AACE, ACostE or similar.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Join us and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities 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.

In 2020, we took away Silver and Gold in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards; and made finalist for the Young Surveyor of the Year. So, you'll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. And, at every career stage, you'll benefit from industry-leading programmes to help improve your skills and knowledge.

Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we're making a positive impact.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/csr

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. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through 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/.

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading international consultancy with over 100 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You'll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future.

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/

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