Cost Manager - Birmingham (Major Programmes)

30 Nov 2016
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

Be a part of something Special:  Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas and visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder 'how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them.
Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us and greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete and thrive.
Our Birmingham team have exciting opportunities across our portfolio including; High Speed 2, Programme Delivery Partner for Highways England, SMART/Major Motorways, Network Rail, Local Authority frameworks, Flood/Environmental frameworks and Major Ground Investigations.
The Role: 
The Role: We are looking for an experienced Cost Management professional who is able to produce accurate and robust figures that can be used confidently by clients across a portfolio of projects or a major infrastructure project. 
The primary purpose of this role is to support the planning, development and supervision of all cost elements within projects, ensuring consistent conformance and performance in line with project plans and profiles.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide expert professional advice covering a wide range of project costs, often working with procurement, contract management, estimating and project controls staff at an experienced / senior level to report, influence and drive success.
• Maintain and develop cost models to ensure accurate reporting of costs on major infrastructure projects.
• Reconcile the annualised cost profile against the target / agreed costs on a given project or funding.
• Work closely with the scheduling team to ensure integration and alignment of cost models and schedules.
At CH2M, we are constantly striving to further enhance our team resources. We are therefore interested in experienced engineering, environmental & other project professionals, offering significant career prospects, competitive packages, benefits & share options. The opportunity is there to work alongside talented colleagues and collaborative senior management. We continually look to further enhance CH2Mers capability through diverse and challenging work as well as training, development plans & mentorships.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
• Understanding of the cost drivers that define a project and ability to convert engineering data into meaningful cost drivers that staff buy into and see the value in.
• Quantity surveying skills and comprehensive understanding of how projects are run, particularly in the engineering / construction industries or a consulting environment.  
• Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of direct and indirect costs and how to highlight / report upon them.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and specifically the ability to present cost work concisely.
• Ability to interact effectively with colleagues in many different disciplines involved in large, complex programmes with interdependencies.
• Strong quantitative, drafting and presentational skills with an engaging approach that promotes collaboration and co-operation.  
• Likely RICS or working towards another relevant qualification.  
• Experience in engineering, infrastructure or other major project arenas.  We would also welcome applications from other sectors where there may be transferrable skills.  
• Awareness of industry initiatives and policies as well as legislation around this area.


Our Culture:  Safety & health conscious, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.
Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.
Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.
Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK who are willing to accept local employment contract conditions. CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position or offer expatriate employment terms.
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Job Location CH2M, BirminghamBirmingham, GB
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