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Senior Cost Consultant (Town Centres)

Company: Arcadis N.V.
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future. One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you. Role description: We are looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant to work across Local Government projects but with a focus on high street and town centre projects. Responsibility for delivering a scope of work in line with all pre & post contract stages of works, including use of cost models, investment appraisals, cost reporting and benchmarking data. The candidate will have significant technical knowledge and experience of working with (but not limited to) Local Government clients and on mixed-use Commercial Development projects as well as being able to run projects with limited supervision. You will work within established financial systems and budgets to produce reports and forecasts and track budgets, overseeing costing and variances in order to manage and control cost variables. In addition you will provide advice to colleagues on risk management, compliance and associated behaviours, to ensure adherence to Arcadis' risk and compliance processes and present any project risks or issues to senior managers to ensure the project is not adversely impacted. The successful candidate will analyse and review a range of data and documents to collate key themes and trends, using this analysis in conjunction with own knowledge to provide advice and make recommendations to support cost and commercial management decision-making. Using your own knowledge and experience combined with research of industry best practice to analyse existing processes and policies you will share knowledge and provide insightful recommendations to assist service improvement and innovation. Has regular engagement with senior client team members and key stakeholders. Will be accountable for and reports progress on all aspects of their projects. Role accountabilities:

  • Key member of the project delivery team, achieving objectives, delivering to performance targets and ensuring that cost team have the necessary skills to deliver the project objectives
  • Manage our relationship with the client to ensure satisfaction, meeting client objectives, managing pipeline and delivering account growth.
  • Assure compliance with contracts in terms of programme delivery parameters and scope of service
  • Analyse and review complex information from a range of data sources in order to identify how different options may impact project delivery and advise clients and internal stakeholders on potential implications
  • Develop cost management Framework processes and policies and help assist the implementation of system improvements for own programmes, ensuring developments are in line with strategic business objectives
  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and collaboration between projects to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction Qualifications & Experience: Our ideal candidate will bring:
    • Experience of regeneration, mixed use and/or town centre projects (having worked for or closely with local authorities or commercial developers)
    • Strong cost and commercial background, ideally holding MRICS Chartered status.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team to an aligned set of objectives
    • Ability to pragmatically review, assess and comment on development appraisals
    • A good understanding of the key development stages (design, planning, construction, sales, post PC) and the interdependencies of these stages
    • Relevant experience of client management and winning additional work through service delivery excellence. Why Become an Arcadian? Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet. We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them. As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate. To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030. Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success. Transform Your World

Keywords: Arcadis N.V., Birmingham , Senior Cost Consultant (Town Centres), Professions , Birmingham, Alabama

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