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Senior Cost Manager

Aldwych Consulting
England, London
£58000.00 - £72000 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Are you a Senior Cost Manager looking for an exciting opportunity based in London? Do you want to work for a renowned multi-national consultancy firm with footholds in countless major infrastructure projects? Do you want the opportunity to work on prestigious infrastructure projects across a range of sectors such as rail, power, highways, water, and utilities? Then this is the perfect role for you!
Due to recent expansion, this revered consultancy firm is looking for a Senior Cost Manager to add to their established team. The successful candidate will have the chance to benefit from industry-leading training, rapid progression, and a competitive salary and benefits package!
This is a firm that values ambition, and helping their employees to map out and achieve their own career goals, as well as making the workplace an exciting, sociable, and inclusive environment! It is an excellent opportunity to join a company that values equality of opportunity, and is synonymous with success!

Main purpose of the role:
You will be a Senior Cost Manager within an amazing UK Infrastructure business working on a variety of client projects and initiatives.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Establishing friendly, professional and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the projects and programmes we support.
  • Administering a variety of contracts in accordance with project objectives and policies.
  • Providing accurate project cost monitoring, forecasting and reporting to completion in line with budget.
  • Pro-actively monitoring and managing cost variance and contract cash flow, and ensuring that applications are made correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Collaborating with client and contractor teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables, KPIs, and objectives, including programme performance, cost control, and value engineering.
  • Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within governance and adopt best practice.
  • Driving improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets.
  • Proactively providing sound commercial knowledge and support to all stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
  • Leading people and commissions as needed.

Role Requirements
Previous experience or a sound and suitable understanding of the following will be a distinct advantage in applying for this role:

  • Excellent communication
  • Contract Management (NEC3, Option C preferred)
  • Cost Management
  • Change management and control
  • Valuation
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Estimating
  • Pricing
  • Reporting
  • Collaborative approach and best-for-project attitude
  • Sharing best practice
  • People management
  • Commission management
  • Identifying and driving efficiencies and improvements through the project lifecycle
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.


  • Ideally Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Ideally hold or be working towards an appropriate professional body membership or equivalent.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


Aldwych Consulting offer a personalised service tailored to candidates seeking opportunities in the structural and civil engineering consultancy and contractor sectors.

Our approach is founded on the extensive personal experiences and industry connections of our founding Directors. With over 45yrs collective experience in recruiting for leading consultancies and contractors within the engineering industry, our insights are unparalleled.

Aldwych Consulting takes pride in fostering strong relationships with the most dynamic consultancies in the UK. We have earned a first-class reputation offering premier job opportunities with the best employers.

If you are considering a career move and wish to explore new possibilities with the assurance that your application will be handled with utmost confidentiality, please get in touch with us today.  

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73 Watling Street
8 Dalegarth Gardens
United Kingdom

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