Cost Manager

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
24 Sep 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working for the Capital Delivery Service

If you are a degree-qualified Quantity Surveyor with a minimum 2 years’ experience in cost management / quantity surveying employment then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the opportunity you are looking for.

Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits.  Proud of the offer we make to staff which includes one of the best pension schemes available in any sector, values that support family friendly working arrangements, attracting staff that represent and value the diverse and vibrant communities of Sheffield and perhaps best of all the opportunity to live and work in a wonderful city that you will be working directly to shape.

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Cost Manager

To support the delivery of the capital programme, we are looking to appoint a Cost Manager to play a key role in our Procurement & Cost Management team.

Working on a diverse range of projects the role will include but is not limited to the following main tasks/services:

  • estimating/cost planning
  • procurement advice/reporting
  • tender documentation
  • tender process management
  • tender evaluation and contract award
  • contract documentation
  • interim valuations
  • assessment and agreement of variations/compensation events/claims
  • post-contract cost control
  • agreement and preparation of final accounts

Upon taking up the post you will be a degree qualified quantity surveyor (minimum 2:2) with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in cost management / quantity surveying employment. If not already done so you should also have the intention of achieving Chartered Surveyor status by undertaking the RICS APC whilst in this role. Responsibility will be appropriate to the role but all cost management (QS) staff are expected to be technically excellent and able to work independently at the appropriate level, with a good record of ongoing professional development.

Applicants shall have a good experience of working with all Microsoft packages in particular Excel and Word and have sound knowledge of the construction industry and the various stages of a project.

Shortlisting will be carried out based on the person specification. Sheffield City Council does not accept CV’s – please visit

The Capital Delivery Service

Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £100m per annum.  To ensure the highest quality delivery standards are achieved, a Capital Delivery Hub (the Capital Delivery Service) has been created to drive ongoing improvements in performance, pace and quality of the widely varying projects within the programme.

The Capital Delivery Service employs 70 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles providing multi-disciplinary services to a wide range of construction projects.

The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:

  • Capital Programme Management Office
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Procurement and Cost Management
  • Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Work Assurance and Project Safety

The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services consultancy within the Council.

Best Practice

The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System.  The Service has a vision for developing into a public sector leading centre of excellence for the delivery of capital projects and programmes and is at the forefront for driving change in how the Council delivers its capital programme.


The Service operates a “core and flex” delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires this.

To support this, the service has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme and support the development of best practice and staff within the service.

The Service also works with a wide range of local and national contractors and service providers for the delivery of the programme and prides itself on the strong working relationships that it has developed with its partners.

Training and Development

Working within the service, there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development, including support with achieving professional qualifications. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.

Project Portfolio

The Service is engaged across the diverse range of projects within the Capital Programme. The programme averages around £100m per annum, with recent and current projects including:

  • New Secondary & Primary Schools (£75m)
  • New Leisure centres (£20m)
  • SCRIF Programme (£20m)
  • Highways / Cycle / Footpath Programme (£80m)
  • City-Wide Flood Alleviation Programme (£80m)
  • New Council Housing Programme (£100m)
  • Various Council Housing Repairs / Refurbishment Programme (£100m)
  • General Building Refurbishments (£10m per annum)
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