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Senior Cost Manager

  1. Whitehaven, Manchester
R-111112

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'.

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 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 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 team management, 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 expertise in Cost Management services across complex infrastructure.
  • An excellent understanding of industry benchmarks / best practices, Cost and Work Breakdown.
  • Structures, and methods of measurements (e.g. RMM, NRM 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 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 inance 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.
  • Support key accounts to maximise our impact.

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 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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