Cost Manager

Turner & Townsend Limited
10 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Turner & Townsend is one of the leading consultancies providing cost management services to the Environment Agency nationally through the NCMF2 framework.

Using our skills, processes and knowledge we provide industry-leading services to our client. Our extensive experience and databank of information enables us to provide a proactive, value-added service delivery.

We are now looking to recruit a highly skilled and personable cost manager to further complement our existing team within the Peterborough region on a variety of exciting projects and opportunities.


- To perform the role of Cost Manager, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex commissions.
- To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service.


Cost Managers handle commissions of varying sizes and complexity. For example, a Cost Manager might be the Commission Manager for large construction project (GBP25m+) or have commissioning responsibilities for a GBP50m package of a much larger overall contract or programme of works.


Commission Management, to include:

- Managing estimating and cost planning activities, to include taking ownership of, and presenting, the final cost plan.
- Supporting the procurement process by working alongside the procurement leads, ensuring all stages, including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation, are performed effectively and preparing the contract award report.
- Ensuring post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.
- Ensuring cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively, and a robust process for cost validation is in place.
- Carrying out the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client in the required format, including use of client accounts data and project management software.
- Ensuring projects remain within governance and adopt client best practice.
- Ensuring final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner.
- Interfacing with the client and other consultants as appropriate.
- Ensuring internal commission management and administration is in accordance with company procedures and standards.


- Ideally, degree qualified in one of the following fields: construction, cost management or quantity surveying.
- Ideally, have experience of working in the infrastructure.
- Experience of cost management on medium or large value construction projects of medium to high complexity.
- Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as alternative procurement routes, value management and value engineering.
- Experience of working in a team, delivering a project.
- Experience of NEC Form of Contract, in particular (option C - target cost).
- Experience of risk management and efficiency generation through the project lifecycle.
- Experience of Government-funded projects would be advantageous.
- Experience of standalone construction projects.
- Previous water or environment project experience.


- Enthuastic
- Team worker
- Collaborative