Senior Cost Consultant - HS2 / Network Rail / EWR / TFL

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London, London, United Kingdom
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Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Role description:

We are recruiting for Senior Cost Consultants (Senior Commercial Managers) to join our growing Rail Consultancy business. You’ll be working on projects such as HS2, Network Rail, East West Rail and TFL just to name a few.

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

As part of our Cost Management team, you’ll be involved in a wide range of projects from global and high profile to small and impactful, ensuring they’re delivered on time and to budget. Your expertise in planning, estimating, budgeting and managing costs will drive growth and smarter working.

We partner with our clients across the globe to design thriving and connected cities and communities that enable opportunity for all and keep the world moving. Climate change, urbanization and digitization trends are requiring today’s mobility projects and systems to address an evolving set of demands from the world’s growing population. We design connected, sustainable solutions that integrate existing infrastructure with new technologies, and optimize the mobility of people and goods.

Role accountabilities:

  • Responsible for 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Relevant professional qualification or chartered status
  • Experience of managing Commercial Management teams on large construction and/or infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge and experience of working with, or for, publicly funded bodies and 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 
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining an effective contract administration process and reporting system that is aligned to programme/project requirements

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


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