Cost Consultant - HS2 / TRU / EWR / Network Rail

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Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
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Role description:

We are recruiting for Cost Consultants to join our Rail Consultancy business up and down the UK. You’ll be working on projects such as HS2, the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade and Network Rail just to name a few!

As a Cost Consultant at Arcadis you will provide support to the pre and post contract Commercial teams responsible for managing the tendering and post contract delivery of multiple and mixed portfolios of infrastructure projects. 

We are really flexible on location, with a mixture of client site, office and home working (what ever works for you really!)

Role accountabilities:

  • Support and lead where appropriate on all pre, and post contract commercial activities and managing Commercial teams on assigned project portfolio
  • Ensure that Commercial teams are delivering value for money and that fair and effective Commercial Management processes are implemented and maintained throughout the entire project
  • Liaise with the Procurement teams on the relevant procurement activities required for delivery in accordance with Procurement timelines
  • Monitor project budget, pro-actively manage the changes on the project, including project risk registers and contingency with the project’s Delivery teams. This will include accurate periodic reporting and presenting of cost data and Cost of Work Done (COWD), accounting for any variances against budget in all commercial reports within the assigned project portfolio
  • Liaise with the Estimating team to provide accurate and current project cost data, evaluating high value changes as required
  • Undertake regular commercial reviews of both internal costs and  external supplier costs and implement appropriate measures to manage any issues and mitigate risks

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience of working in Commercial Management teams on large construction and/or infrastructure projects
  • Experience of working under construction contract terms and conditions, preferably NEC and ICC, with knowledge of Target Cost/Fixed Price contracts
  • Commercial Management experience through the planning, development and tendering stages of major infrastructure and/or construction projects, working closely with Procurement teams throughout the tender process to deliver successful contract award and set up of robust post contract administration processes
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining an effective contract administration process and reporting system that is aligned to programme/project requirements
  • Experience in contract, commercial and risk management techniques, change management processes and the resolution of contract disputes. It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

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