Cost Management Lead - Major Infrastructure Projects

13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This major projects client are looking for an experienced Cost Management Lead for an ongoing freelance role starting 1st December 2017. The role consists of:-

+ Significant experience leading or managing the set-up of cost management processes and systems in an integrated controls environment at a programme level.
+ Significant experience scoping, designing and implementing cost management processes and systems.
+ Experience managing the interfaces and managing the integration of Programme Control Service (PCS) areas (i.e. scope, cost, schedule and risk).
+ Experience of managing stakeholders during the design and/or implementation of cost management processes and systems and experience of developing integrated processes and manuals.
+ Relevant experience related to the delivery of major infrastructure projects/programmes in construction, engineering or infrastructure industry sectors or similar.
+ Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills - role will be required to persuade stakeholders at all levels to change.
+ Training, coaching, mentoring skills for the rollout of the new ways of working.

Role Description
The purpose of the workstream is to:
+ Lead the design and support the implementation of cost management processes and system across Major Projects, working alongside and integrating with the existing PDP teams in each of the Programme Control Service (PCS) areas.
+ Develop integrated principles, manuals and processes for cost management, with appropriate cross-referencing to the detailed process developed by each of the other interfacing PCS areas.
+ Promote efficiency and standardisation across Major Projects through improvements to new ways of working in respect to cost management at project, programme and portfolio levels.
+ Act as a technical reviewer of all of the interfacing Programme Services processes to ensure correlation and adherence to the common system design.

Key responsibilities
+ Lead the client interface on cost management and manage the key client stakeholders through Implementation Working Groups.
+ Coordinate with the key internal (PDP) stakeholders i.e. the Leads for the key interfacing PCS areas (baseline management, reporting, schedule and risk).
+ Develop and author integrated manuals and processes for cost management.
+ Provide ongoing support to the client team during the adoption of the new cost management ways of working, including support during training and assurance activities.
+ Provide SME training, coaching and mentoring of teams during rollout of the new processes.

Qualification & Experience
+ Professionally qualified in a relevant field such as MICE/MRICS/MAPM, or working towards qualification.
+ Experience of cost management/ integrated controls/ change control in the delivery of major infrastructure programmes (Highways sector would be advantageous).
+ Experience of integrated controls as part of a complex transformation programme would be advantageous.
+ Experience of working in a complex environment with different delivery organisations (e.g. a Joint Venture like the PDP) would be advantageous.

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