Principal Cost Consultant

Conrad Consulting Ltd
England, London, City of London
£60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Full Time
Cost Management
Newly Qualified, MRICS, Assoc RICS, APC Training
Business Type
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Job Details

Conrad Consulting is currently recruiting for an Principal Cost Manager in London. Interested? Read on for further details.

Our client's transportation team make the biggest, most complex and ambitious infrastructure projects happen. Whether it's involved with High Speed 2, transforming how the railway works on East Coast Digital Programme, increasing international connectivity on Heathrow Airport, or delivering safe and reliable journeys for National Highways and local government bodies, a career with us represents an opportunity to make a positive difference to the communities we serve and for future generations to come.

Role of the Principal Cost Manager:

The role will be reporting to the Head of Cost Management. You will play an integral part in supporting with the development and delivering the business plan for this rapidly expanding team. You will manage and plan resources, innovate and foster a collaborative, professional and positive working environment along with delivering an appropriate cost management role.This role will involve delivery, team management and business growth and working with external key strategic partners, new clients and internal partners across the entire business. You will be specifically responsible for the delivery of multiple commissions and support the Head of Cost Management and Head of Discipline in recruiting high calibre individuals that will deliver excellence to our clients and represent our brand in a positive way. You will stimulate profitable growth for the team, act as a mentor to others and drive the performance of the business forward. Reporting into the Head of Cost Management, you will be a member of the Transportation Cost & Estimating management team responsible for growing the existing team and building long term, sustainable team relationships with our Transportation clients.

Requirements of the Principal Cost Manager:

Recognised expertise in Cost Management services across infrastructure (either Rail, Highways, Water, Aviation).Ability to inspire and motivate teams and unlock future talent for the business.An excellent understanding of industry benchmarks / best practices, Work Breakdown Structures and methods of measurements (e.g. RMM, MMHW etc).Strong network within the transport infrastructure sector.Proven track record of service innovation, technical excellence and exceptional service delivery.Technical ability to challenge engineering teams and identify/cost efficient design solutions.Comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing transport sector and the opportunities available.Commercial and quantity surveying skills or Finance skills, with full working knowledge of the construction industry, NEC Form of Contracts, and their commercial basis.Expert level and ability to develop and understand performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management (EVM) and similar techniques.Major project/programmes of work experience.


It's a package that can be customised to fit your changing lifestyle, professional goals, and personal requirements. For any stage of your career, you'll benefit from fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning.

What Happens Next?

Click the link to apply now and register your interest in this unique opportunity, from there our dedicated Surveying and Project Management recruiter. Kevin Rose will be in touch to discuss this role and the company in more depth.


We are a specialist recruitment company that is responsible for supplying high quality personnel at all levels to civil, structural, construction and building services organisations throughout the nation on both a permanent and contract basis.

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0203 159 5387
288 Bishopsgate

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