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Cost Manager (Quantity Surveying)

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£40,000 + substantial pension and benefits
Closing date
28 Oct 2020

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Contract Type
Full Time
Estates Management
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£40,000 + substantial pension and benefits+Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £3,000 may be payable in addition to the basic salary.

Huntington, Lincoln, Nottingham

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to flourish, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

The Challenge
Can you work collaboratively with Industry Partners to ensure we offer our customer (UK based Armed Forces) value for money solution in their many infrastructure capability challenges? This role requires establishing efficient and effective working relationships with the Industry Partners, site based DIO colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure the best workable pragmatic outcomes are derived and offer value for the property product offered. We work with Army, Navy, StratComm and Airforce customers as well as those from supply chain logistics (DE&S) providers to ensure that the end users are provided with swift suitable solutions to their infrastructure needs.

Desirable Experience & Skills
Desirable - Experience of working in a collaborative prime contracting environment
Desirable - Memberships of RICS/CIOB or other suitable Professional Body

Main Responsibilities

The Cost Management team undertake a variety of tasks for the Regional Technical and Operational teams within a matrix managed environment. The successful candidate will work effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, providing;

• Should Cost estimates for Construction Minor Works.
• Contractor Cost Data reviews and VFM Benchmarking.
• Should cost Models on Adhoc Projects and Programmes.
• Tender Evaluation reviews.
• Adhoc Cost Guidance to colleagues.

As the 2 posts can be based in at any of the 3 stated sites, when choosing your location preference please only pick locations you will be willing to work at.

All of this within a fast paced agile delivery organisation. Qualifications BSc Quantity Surveying or equivalent

For more information, please contact Jeanette Butterfield on 07870 377857. Email:

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 28th October 2020.


The DIO play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Under the Future DIO Transformation Programme, DIO will become the Ministry of Defence’s professional estate services business and realise our organisational vision of providing a better estate, a better service and a better business.

As part of the MOD, we are responsible for all acquisition, disposal, allocation of assets, construction and maintenance of estate infrastructure in the UK and overseas.

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