Cost Manager

Posted 24 January 2024
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Sectors Consultancy
Contact NameAntonio Gonnella

Job description

Cost Manager
Salary: £60,000
Dunkerque, France
An excellent job opportunity for a Cost Manager to work for a leading construction consutancy business in Dunkerque, France. The role encompasses responsibilities in the research and biopharmaceutical sector, spanning the management of global property portfolios, business case development, construction delivery, fit-out commission, and hand-over processes.

What will you be doing?
  • Conducting feasibility studies, advising on procurement strategies and contract selection, writing and undertaking procurement reports. Applying the value management techniques at the outset of a project.
  • Managing, estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
  • Being a key interface with client, stakeholders and other consultants at all project stages.
  • Handling of contractual frameworks and standard form of contract.
  • Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve cost management procedures, templates, products and hence improve the services provided to the clients.
  • Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes.
Let’s talk about you….
  • Previous experience in a cost consultancy practice in a similar role.
  • Previous experience working with blue chip Life Science & Pharmaceutical clients
  • JCT / NEC form of contract experience essential
  • Cost planning, budgeting and estimating experience.
  • Previous experience of managing people and risk management.
  • Knowledge of contract law and contractual frameworks relating to construction.
  • Sound knowledge and ability to undertake and advise on Contract Administration
  • Knowledge of value engineering and life cycle costing.
  • Strong understanding of industry best practice.
  • Understanding of hot topic issues such as Sustainability, Social Value, Carbon Reduction impacting Public Sector
  • Capex V Opex Cost Analysis/ advice
  • A degree in quantity surveying/cost management or equivalent.
  • French speaking (Desirable not essential)
  • Professional membership i.e. MRICS/RICS.
What do you get in return?
A competitive renumeration package along with excellent benefits including private medical insurance allowance, professional subscription or membership fee reimbursement, a year. You will also be working for a forward-thinking innovative business that will give you the platform to excel.
If you would like to hear more about the position, then we'd love to hear from you.
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