Technical and Cost Manager x 4

Arras People
£370 - £420 p day
10 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client Highways England are now looking to engage 4 Technical and Cost Managers for around 5 months to work out of their Birmingham based offices.

**The client has stated that these roles are "IN" the new off pay-role worker legislation - Maximum day rates: £400 Umbrella / £354 for PSC - Deemed PAYE **

Role Purpose: To act as a source of advice on planning and estimating matters and manage activities across the business. To contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering. To work with commercial colleagues to contribute to the improving capability of the cost engineering function and commercial expertise in the wider business. Responsibilities: * Provide expert advice on planning and estimating matters in relation to allocated schemes and undertake project cost estimates in accordance with current guidance and tools * Audit, develop and challenge estimates received, including target costs, to contribute to effective cost driven management of all projects * Contribute to and develop commercial approaches throughout the Directorate to improve feedback and data in relation to process and cost intelligence * Lead and mentor Assistant Cost Engineers * Contribute to guidance on cost estimation / measurement / risk assessment / development and implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data * Assess safety performance to minimise risks, develop improvements and escalate issues with relevant authorities in a timely manner and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts

Stakeholders: -Colleagues in MP / Operations directorates delivering the commercial, contract management. -Colleagues in procurement and finance functions -Other government departments, consultants and contractors Identify and share best practice, drive continuous improvement and work collaboratively to enhance Highways England's commercial capability.

Key Competencies: -Delivering at Pace - Regularly monitor own and team's work against milestones or targets and act promptly to keep work on track and maintain performance -Making Effective Decisions - Invite challenge and where appropriate involve others in decision making to help build engagement and present robust recommendations -Achieving Commercial Outcomes - Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a wide range of delivery options when making commercial decisions -Leading & Communicating - Communicate using appropriate styles, methods and timing, including digital channels, to maximise understanding and impact -Seeing the Big Picture - Ensure own area/team activities are aligned to Departmental priorities

Values and Behaviours: -Customer Service - Improve effectiveness against current customer service standards by seeking, analysing and acting on feedback from customers. -Diversity - Ensure all staff within sphere of influence feel valued and supported, and challenge inappropriate behaviours, attitudes and practices. -Teamwork - Work collaboratively with teams and stakeholders to improve business delivery, and celebrate and share success. -Best Value - Plan and deploy the efficient use of resources by working across boundaries to achieve the best overall outcome. -Continuous Improvement - Assess performance and achieve ongoing improvement by monitoring and evaluating against SMART objectives and performance indicators -Integrity - Create an environment of trust by maintaining professional and personal integrity and ensuring compliance with data handling. Relevant Experience: * Experienced Cost Engineer / Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector; * Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of cost engineering techniques * Ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines * Able to engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs * Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively * Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques.

Security Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland)

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