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Cost Manager

Ref: 3748| Posted: 31st Dec 2018

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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 with Concept / Sharepoint
  • 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
  • Carry out other ad-hoc tasks as required.


  • 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