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AECOM Associate/ Senior Cost Manager - Defence in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Scotland, Edinburgh

Job Summary

Are you an Associate or Senior Cost Manager looking to work on building projects that can change 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 Edinburgh providing a comprehensive, accurate and value driven service across a variety of high profile and exciting projects 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 an exciting and varied range or 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;

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, East Lothian Community Hospital, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Forth Valley College, Commonwealth Games Athletes Village to name but a few.

About Our Team:

Our Cost Management team in Edinburgh are part of the wider Scottish Cost Management team delivering all aspects of cost management services, covering 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 several local and national frameworks and are looking to expand our team to deliver an exciting mix of projects across a range of sectors and clients.

Job Responsibilities

As an Associate Cost Manager, you will be expected to work with a Project Director to successfully manage and deliver capital investment projects. The role will cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception, through the design and procurement process and onto the site delivery and commissioning phase.

  • Lead Cost Management commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery

  • Provide effective support and mentoring to Senior Cost Managers, Cost Managers, Graduates and Apprentices

  • Ensures commissions are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client’s satisfaction

  • Develops strong reciprocal relationships with clients and members of the project team

  • Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (new and existing)

  • Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training

  • Manage the delivery of cost management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards

  • Provide full Cost Management duties to AECOM clients

  • Managing and motivating a project team of surveyors

  • Participate in business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities, ensuring that these are identified and acted upon

Approach to all projects requires a high degree of flexibility and creativity, excellent presentational skills and an ability to communicate effectively with clients and consultants. The successful candidate shall be charged with the delivery of Cost Management Services within our Client focused and highly motivated professional team.

Minimum Requirements

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

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

  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance to SC level will be required and can be sponsored by AECOM if not currently held – subject to the candidate meeting the necessary criteria

  • Good working knowledge of NEC3 / NEC4 contracts or similar, and commercial awareness

  • Experience in risk management

  • Collaborative management skills

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Specific industry and project experience – defence

  • Valid UK driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

  • A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning

  • Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate

  • Ability to manage multiple projects for a variety of public and private sector clients.

  • Prior line-management experience

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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242342BR

Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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.

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