Associate - Military veterans preferred

2020-02-04
AECOM (www.aecom.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Cambridge
United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Job Summary

Are you a Cost Manager looking to work on building projects that can change your local community and the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

If so we are looking for an experienced Associate Cost Manager to join our team in Cambridge providing a comprehensive and value-driven service for clients in the public and commercial sectors. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to progress and develop their career, whilst being involved in the delivery of a varied range of high profile and exciting projects. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Government and Healthcare.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include;

Palace of Westminster, Southbank Place, Arctic Science centres, The Bank of England, BBC Broadcasting house, The Titanic building in Belfast and the St Pancras Chambers Hotel in London to name but a few.

About Our Team:

Our Cost Management team in Cambridge are part of the wider East of England Cost Management team delivering all aspects of cost management services. This covers the whole project lifecycle from initial inception, through the design and procurement process and onto the site delivery and commissioning phase. We have secured places on a number of frameworks alongside a core of regular repeat clients. We are looking to expand our team to deliver an exciting mix of projects across a range of sectors including Higher Education for some of the world’s highest-ranking Universities, healthcare, public and private sector science and commercial developments.

Job Responsibilities:

As an Associate Cost Manager you will lead and deliver in all aspects of cost management and quantity surveying from project inception to completion. You will work with a Director to successfully manage and deliver a number of projects, varying in complexity. Our projects typically range in value from £5m - £50m, with some over £250m. You will drive performance standards through expert communication and effective use of the performance management process. Maintain and develop good relationships with clients, take every opportunity to uphold and increase the profile of the firm as a provider of professional, premium quality services to the construction industry. The role will require a passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement. You will also be responsible for managing and mentoring junior staff to deliver our Cost Management service efficiently and effectively. Core responsibilities include:

  • Ensure projects are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Be the primary interface, and develop strong relationships, with clients.

  • Provide full Cost Management duties to AECOM clients. Including feasibility estimates, cost planning, procurement advice, value and risk management, post contract management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree Qualified – BSc or MSc – in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management

  • Professionally Qualified – ideally Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the RICS, CIOB or other equivalent institution.

  • Understanding of a variety of project types/sizes/sectors. Education, Healthcare, Science and Commercial sector experience would be advantageous.

  • Understanding of JCT and NEC standard forms of contract

  • Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on cost, value and risk, not just cost in isolation.

  • Excellent numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clear work history and proof of professional development and learning

  • Experience at a leadership level in a comparable business

  • Track record of managing teams

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;

  • Highly motivated and with excellent industry network;

  • Proven track record of winning and retaining clients

Your Benefits Will Include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 221970BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.