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Senior Cost Manager

Senior Cost Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Project Accounting

  • Type:


  • Salary:

    £90000 - £113000 per annum + Pension

  • Contact:

    Matt Davidson

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry Date:

    16 January 2022

Senior Cost Manager | £90,000 - £113,000 + Benefits | Permanent | London

For the largest and most exciting transport projects in Europe, we are recruiting a Senior Cost Manager to support the Head of Cost and Estimating Programme and Contract level. The Senior Cost Manager will line manage up to 5 Cost Managers and will be leading on the management of budgets, actual costs, forecasts, and Earned Value Management (EVM) to support the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects. Sitting in the Phase One Project Controls function, this role is part of the PMO directorate which includes Baseline Maintenance, Schedule Management, Cost Performance, Change Management and Performance Reporting.

Main Duties:

  • Lead on the analysis and verification of programme and area level cost performance
  • Lead on the validation of cost performance data submitted by Area teams
  • Develop overall programme performance reports to communicate current performance to Project Controls Director, including Earned Value Management, forecasted costs and EAC pressures.
  • Support the Head of Cost Performance in the management of the Cost Management team
  • Ensure adherence with cost performance processes and procedures
  • Provide technical support to Project Controls Managers on cost performance
  • Engage with stakeholders across Cost and Estimating, Project Controls, Project Client Directors, Commercial and Contractor organisations
  • Work closely with Areas to develop defined work-streams to enhance cost performance

Person Specification:

  • Experience in the delivery of cost management or project controls on major programmes as a QS or similar.
  • Proven experience in the management of Cost and Performance and project controls within a major project
  • Experience in core project controls including baseline maintenance, schedule management, cost performance, change management, risk management, performance reporting etc
  • Experience in managing and producing performance reports that summarise cost performance including Budgets, Earned Value Management (EVM) and forecasts on major projects
  • Experience of cost management systems including Prism or Ecosys
  • Knowledge of Project Controls, Commercial and Finance processes
  • Knowledge of NEW contracts, amendments, early warning notices etc
  • Knowledge of baseline development and maintenance of baselines on a major programme


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