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Senior Cost Consultant (Gigafactories)

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23 May 2022

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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:

If you're a Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to move into an exciting manufacturing and technology focused growth-sector then this opportunity might be for you. Join our team focusing on industry and technology infrastructure and you'll discover a great client-focused team and a business culture focused on helping you flourish as a professional, not on squeezing you into a corporate box.

In this role, you'll provide professional Quantity Surveying and Cost Management services to high-profile clients working on large industrial buildings and distribution centres in the UK & Europe.

Our Manufacturing and Industrial Team are working on several very high-profile manufacturing facilities and due to continual growth we are looking to recruit an experienced Cost Manager. Following project successes and service excellence we are seeing particularly rapid growth in consultancy for battery manufacturing facilities across the UK and Europe, and are looking to grow the team

Role accountabilities:

You will be responsible for supporting managers in achieving service excellence and positive outcomes for our clients; showing high levels of technical capability, sound commercial knowledge and a good understanding of the key drivers or cost and value; capturing and sharing knowledge and driving innovation in service. Successful candidates will be presented with a great opportunity for career progression whilst at the same time being exposed to cross sector experience.

Day-to-day duties will include -
  • Cost Estimates / Feasibilities
  • Benchmarking
  • Value add and value management
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Contract production and contract management, with possible EA experience
  • Review and agree Contractors Proposals
  • Final review of Contractors cost submissions and agree contract sums
  • Cost Reporting
  • Change Control
  • Final Accounts
  • Interim and final payments
  • Team development and support
  • Team leadership
  • Collaborative team ethos, working with multi-discipline teams

Qualifications & Experience:
  • You will have a passion for manufacturing and industry, and a desire to deliver exceptional results
  • MRICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor.
  • Adaptable and has a proven Cost Management / QS background
  • Proven experience of leading large complex led construction projects (Manufacturing, distribution centres, industry, logistics), or similar MEP heavy sectors like Aviation and Health
  • Strong cost estimating experience and rate / benchmark knowledge
  • Experience of working closely with external stakeholders to build client relationships.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues and emerging leadership skills.
  • You will have the ability to work on your own initiative reporting into Senior Management.
  • Capable of taking a project through from inception to completion.
  • Digital Cost Management experience or eagerness to strive for best practice in this area with CostX, 5D BIM and Benchmarking tools.

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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