- JOB PURPOSE
1.1 Experienced CostManagement professional who is able to produce accurate and robust figures that
can be used confidently by internal and external stakeholders in a fast-paced and dynamic work
environment. This role provides lots of opportunity for both personal and professional development in
a large, innovative organisation.
1.2 The primary purpose of this role is to support the Senior CostManager to plan, develop and supervise
all cost elements within the [Directorate Project Controls function] and to ensure project wide
adoption and conformance.
2.1 Key functions and responsibilities of the role:
2.1.1 Provide expert professional advice covering HS2 infrastructure Costs to HS2 Clients (including but not
limited to; Procurement Specialists, Cost / ContractManagement Personnel, Estimators and Project
2.1.2Maintain costmodels to ensure accurate reporting of HS2 infrastructure costs.
2.1.3 Reconcile the annualised cost profile against the agreed annual funding envelope.
2.1.4 Work closely with the scheduling team to ensure integration and alignment of infrastructure cost
models and schedules.
3a. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
3.1 The role involves engagement with other parts of the HS2 programme. This requires the ability to
engage effectively with colleagues, holding their confidence and leading the debate on issues with cost
3.2 Understanding of the cost drivers that define a project and ability to convert engineering data into
meaningful cost drivers.
3.3 Quantity surveying skills and comprehensive understanding of the construction industry.
3.4 Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of direct and indirect costs.
3.5 Strong communication and interpersonal skills and specifically the ability to present cost work
3.6 Ability to interact effectively with colleagues inmany different disciplines involved in HS2.
3.7 Strong quantitative, drafting and presentational skills.
3.8Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
3.9 Experience in infrastructure and/or the rail sector.
3.10 Awareness of government initiatives and policies.