Cost Manager

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Cost Manager

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Permanent/ full time

Location: Swindon with occasional travel

The role is to work as a Cost Manager for a contract to provide services as a Facilities Management Integrator. Primarily office based, this is a hands-on role; hence the candidate must have the ability to work with cross-functional teams and deliver results.

All candidates will need to be successfully security vetted prior to employment.

Key propose of the Role:

To ensure that the work orders are verified as per the terms of the Supplier contractual agreements.

To assist with the resolution of supplier disputes

To prepare reports, both regular and ad hoc.

To assist with the preparation of estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval

To assist with the monitoring of progress on major projects

To assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts


* Demonstrates a systematic approach to tasks and measures progress against plans

* Ability to work as part of an integrated team or individually as required

* Effective communicator both verbal and written with ability to produce accurate and timely reports

* Excellent MS Office applications skills

* Has worked in roles where he/she has had to accept responsibility for data accuracy within own remit and work area and compliance with company and or legal requirements

* Ability to produce weekly / monthly summary reports

* Experience of working in a high volume transaction processing (multiple suppliers

Key Tasks:

* Experience of working in a company that provides facilities management services Ensure that the work orders are verified as per the Supplier contract agreements in terms of commercial values, rates, measures / quantities and material costs.

* Liaise with team members, assist in prioritising team work load, and ensure verified work orders are promptly processed.

* Timely communication with the supplier on all disputed work orders

* Liaise with the Supplier, other team members and Client to ensure speedy resolution of supplier work order disputes

* Produce all regular reports in an accurate and timely manner as per the time schedule agreed with the Senior Quantity Surveyor

* Produce ad-hoc reports as requested by the Senior Quantity Surveyor and within the agreed time frame.

* Assist with production of budgets and forecasts for the project and monitor actual performance vis-à-vis forecasts.

* Assist with the production of estimates of project works for Client budgetary review and approval

* Assist with the monitoring of progress against plan on major projects


* Works effectively with others and maintains constructive relationships within the team, across the business and externally

* Has sound knowledge of budgets and manages activity to improve commercial performance

* Commits to putting customers first and delivers high quality service that meets or exceeds expectations.

* The commitment to Safety First – Always and the drive for continual improvement in this area.

* Understand company processes and the impact that actions and decisions have on the business.

* Follows up on commitments to progress work and takes appropriate action to meet challenges.

* Ability to record, manage and utilise data to provide meaningful information on which management of the Project and Suppliers can be rationally based.

* Communication and influencing – actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others

* Organisational skills – plans well in advance, manages own time, reviews progress against plan, encourages improvements

* Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes

* Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance

* Values – lives and endorses the company values

The C&D Group are acting as an employment agency in regards to this role
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