Cost Manager

Location London
Discipline: Quantity Surveying
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Contact name: Niamh Finnegan

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Job ref: BBBH1721_1716885772
Published: 22 days ago

Cost Manager
Infrastructure Consultancy Team

We are seeking a driven cost manager to join a rapidly expanding London infrastructure team. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your expertise on high-profile projects.

As cost manager, you will provide vital budget forecasting, change management, and commercial guidance across diverse infrastructure sectors. This role allows you to apply your technical skills and contracts knowledge while collaborating with stakeholders. You will ensure financial viability through accuracy, governance, and best practices.


  • Provide daily cost management including preparing and monitoring budgets, forecasts, variance analysis, change controls, and cash flows for construction projects

  • Lead the financial governance processes including ensuring proper approvals, reporting structures, and audits are in place

  • Manage and value contracts using best practices under industry standard terms like NEC3

  • Negotiate change orders and additional works with contractors to maintain project budgets

  • Identify, track, and manage cost reduction opportunities through value engineering and scope adjustments

  • Prepare and agree on final accounts and contractual close-outs

  • Mentor junior staff on cost management best practices and contracting


  • Proven experience in cost and commercial management of construction projects

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, cost control, and contracting principles

  • Strong analytical, negotiation, communication and client management skills

  • Proficiency in using cost management and contracting software

  • Relevant professional qualification from an accredited body preferred

  • Ability to make sound judgements and identify cost management solutions

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and team collaboration skills

On offer is an attractive benefits package, a supportive culture that values your contributions, and ample training and leadership opportunities to progress your career. This stable role empowers you to mentor future talent and make your mark through strategic cost and contract management.

If you are a capable cost manager ready for your next challenge, apply today! We welcome qualified candidates of all backgrounds. To be considered for this impactful role, submit your CV Niamh Finnegan or give Niamh a call for a confidential discussion.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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