Senior Cost Manager - Highways

Turner & Townsend Limited
27 Jun 2017
25 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Senior Cost Manager required for this ambitious and defining Highways project will report to a Director and have colleagues within the project team.

Job Summary:

To assist the project team within the department, ensuring the protection of the contractual and financial obligations related to the client and programme.

As the Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for articulating the requirements of the programme and entering into negotiations with the third parties on the terms of agreements with them ensuring all agreements are executed.


- +5 years of relevant experience

- A recognized university degree (Where required)

- Full Membership, or working to obtain membership within relevant professional organizations

- Good understanding of highways and construction industry

- Ability to negotiate and work effectively as part of a team

Previous experience that is desirable;

- Management of Target Cost Contracts (NR12, NR12A)

- Experience of highways projects and associated works.

Skills and Qualifications:

To Ensure that;

- Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time

- Service delivery on commissions is in line with the conditions of appointment

- Strong relationships are developed with clients and cross-functional team members regionally or globally

- They work as an effective team member within the context of delivering a specific commission

- Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities, are identified and communicated to account managers/Directors

- Margin levels and monthly fee/resource forecasts are tracked on all commissions

- Key information and data is effectively shared and appropriately retained

Key elements: (You may be required to perform other duties as assigned that are not outlined in the Position Description)

- Preparing Cost Management reports for all asset classes related to highways projects throughout the Midlands

- Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages

- Assisting in research related to construction market conditions throughout UK, including analysis of official published market data

- Assisting Associate Director in developing new business opportunities with existing and new Turner & Townsend clients

- Working with Associate Directors and Directors to construct proposals for new work or variations for existing projects

- Attendance at Client and Business Development Events

- Identifying opportunities to improve cost management procedures, templates and products referring ideas to the appropriate Director

- Knowledge management - Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is inputted into internal databases and shared amongst the cluster.

- Process improvement - Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes referring ides to the appropriate line manager

- Quality Control - Ensuring compliance with quality standards and participation in relevant audits

- Managing estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan

- Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project and where appropriate involving Turner & Townsend's specialist Value Management team

- Pre and Post-contract cost management

- Ensuring that cost analysis, cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively

- Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages

- Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve cost management procedures, templates and products and hence improve the service provided to clients

- Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively

- Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client

- Value engineering and life cycle costing

- Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed

- Preparation / Quantification of Cost Plan Reports including Measurement of detailed quantities and unit pricing

- Manage and mentor Junior and Intermediate Staff

- Staff management - Inputting into the formal management of cost management team, to include 1st round recruitment interviews, input into resource management

- Participate in Staff Performance Reviews

Company Vision:

To become the leading global provider of professional services to the natural resources, infrastructure and property markets, rewarded for the value we create.

Company Values Statement:

We endeavour to create a work environment that reflects the culture of the company, and we encourage every member of our staff to embrace our commitment to be:

Professional, Quality driven, Goal Orientated, Customer Focus, Continuously Improving, Flexible, Open & Integrated.

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