Cost Manager

On Tech Recruitment Limited
29 Mar 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Swindon with extensive travel to client sites

The role is to work as a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a contract to provide services as a Facilities Management Integrator. This is a hands-on role; hence the candidate must have the ability to work with cross-functional teams and deliver results.

All candidates will need to be successfully security vetted prior to employment.

Key purpose of the role.
To ensure that the work orders are verified as per the terms of the Supplier contractual agreements.
To manage a team of quantity surveyors (Swindon)
To ensure supplier disputes are resolved expeditiously.
To prepare reports, both regular and adhoc.
To prepare estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval
To monitor progress on major projects
To assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

Demonstrates a systematic approach to tasks and measures progress against plans
Demonstrates experience of managing a team
Ability to work as part of an integrated team or individually as required
Effective communicator both verbal and written with ability to produce accurate and timely reports
Excellent MS Office applications skills
A track record of identifying the need for additional systems and processes
Has worked in roles where he/she has had to accept responsibility for data accuracy within own remit and work area and compliance with company and or legal requirements
Ability to produce weekly / monthly summary reports
Experience of working in a high volume transaction processing (multiple suppliers)

Experience of working with Concept / Sharepoint
Experience of working in a company that provides facilities management services

Key Tasks:
• Set up and manage systems appropriate for the commercial verification of work orders
• Ensure that the work orders are verified as per the Supplier contract agreements in terms of commercial values, rates, measures / quantities and material costs.
• Liaise with team members, assist in prioritising team work load, and ensure verified work orders are promptly processed.
• Timely communication with the supplier on all disputed work orders
• Liaise with the Supplier, other team members and Client to ensure speedy resolution of supplier work order disputes
• Produce all regular and ad-hoc reports in an accurate and timely manner
• Assist with production of budgets and forecasts for the project and monitor actual performance vis-à-vis forecasts.
• Report against commercial management deliverables and KPI’s
• Produce estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval
• Monitor progress against plan on major projects
• Produce ROC Forward Works Plans
• Review of supply chain quotations/tenders for Minor Works Projects to ensure costs are aligned with contracted rates
• Assist the MPS in the development of scopes and specifications for Minor New Works projects
• Carry out on-site valuations of work done to produce valuation certificates for Minor New Works Projects
• Carry out benchmarking reviews of all supply chain costs to ensure VFM is achieved
• Participate in supplier tender evaluations
• Carry out other ad-hoc tasks as required.

• Communicates clearly to inform and influence others on what they need to know, when they need to know it; uses effective methods to deliver message.
• Works effectively with others and maintains constructive relationships within the team, across the business and externally
• Has sound knowledge of budgets and manages activity to improve commercial performance
• Commits to putting customers first and delivers high quality service that meets or exceeds expectations.
• The commitment to Safety First – Always and the drive for continual improvement in this area.
• Understand company processes and the impact that actions and decisions have on the business.
• Follows up on commitments to progress work and takes appropriate action to meet challenges.
• Ability to record, manage and utilise data to provide meaningful information on which management of the Project and Suppliers can be rationally based.
• Communication and influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others
• Organisational skills – plans well in advance, manages own time, reviews progress against plan, encourages improvements
• Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes
• Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance
• Values – lives and endorses the company values

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