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Assistant MEP Cost Consultant

Employer
Arcadis
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Our Places business area is focused on creating and managing sustainable places where people live, work, and thrive; we're working together to build a better, more sustainable future. And even though our Places business is rapidly growing, we have ambitious plans to go further. We need strategic thinkers; we need people to deliver our plans. As one of the fastest growing areas in Arcadis, we're here for the long-term. Our careers reflect that. You'll develop, grow and exceed your potential. We take your career journey seriously and we'll support you every step of the way, so if you are seeking full time, part time or something else entirely we will do our very best to consider it.

Role description:

We are looking to recruit a career minded Assistant MEP Cost Consultant to support the Financial Institutions (Retail and Workspace) team in our busy London office. The team focus mainly on-going design & build projects within the financial institutions and retail sectors in Central London & surrounding areas. Projects will be within predominately commercial office refurbishment, plant replacement but also include some data centre works.

You shall be part of a delivery for projects with reasonable complexity from £1m + in value working as part of a team. Work within established procedures to undertake tasks relating to the cost control of projects, review financial information in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies to ensure management has access to up-to-date and accurate information.

Role accountabilities:

Individually contribute to a range of professional cost management assignments and monitor and review work undertaken by more junior colleagues, in order to ensure programmes of work are undertaken and project milestones are met.

Interpret data and prepare supporting documentation such as schedules, feasibility studies and cost reports, making straightforward recommendations to support senior colleagues in their decision-making process.

Take a proactive role in assessing and evaluating cost and commercial management processes, sharing knowledge, identifying opportunities, and providing advice to help improve processes and systems.

Apply technical methods and expertise to complete complex, professional level tasks as requested by colleagues, prioritising case load and interpreting established policies in order to effectively support the cost and commercial management function.

Provide specialist advice and support on cost management queries to clients, designers and colleagues ensuring an efficient and high-quality provision of information to all internal and external stakeholders.

Assist senior staff to resolve stakeholder issues by flagging issues as soon as they are encountered and suggesting appropriate solutions in order to contribute to client care to ensure ongoing client satisfaction.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent recognised by the RICS or working towards this qualification preferred but not desirable.
  • Technical expertise to read MEP drawings and challenge design.
  • Experience of successfully delivering on complex programmes / projects.
  • Relevant experience in mid- to major office refurbishments and developments in the London market.
  • Working independently and being able to take ownership of aspects of a project.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to take part in negotiations with external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Ability to present directly to senior members of client organisations.
  • A logical approach and ability to think through complex issues to co-ordinate multi-faceted aspects of projects.


Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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