Thursday 13th August 2020

Cost Manager

This role sits within the Assets Directorate and contributes to the overall asset management function.

Role Purpose

  • Provide cost control in Stonewater’s national contracts and projects.
  • Prevent waste within existing operations and identify better and more economical ways of delivering services.
  • Contribute and assist in the development of long-term strategic relationships with key partners.
  • Ensure all areas of operational responsibility are shaped by Stonewater’s key values.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the delivery of the corporate and assets strategy to ensure organisational service direction and strategic objective targets are met.
  • Lead on the management of cost control within multiple national contracts and projects.
  • Monitor contract / project costs and make recommendations on removing / preventing waste and better, more economical ways of delivering contract services and projects, including real digital innovation.
  • Responsible for cost benchmarking/development, value engineering and effective project reviews for national contracts and projects.
  • Contribute to the development of long-term strategic relationships with our key partners to create shared value.
  • Contribute to embedding and sustaining Stonewater’s key values across all national contracts so that values are aligned, and all parties have the opportunity to create social and economic value.
  • Contribute to the building and management of sustainable and meaningful partnerships so that our contractors are resilient, and profitable whilst delivering good quality services in the way our customers expect.
  • Assist in the design of Customer involvement strategies to ensure that residents have a voice in shaping and improving cost management outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures to ensure there are no statutory, regulatory, or contractual breaches.

Knowledge / Skills / Experience Required

  • Proven experience of delivering effective cost control within multiple contracts / projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of preventing waste and delivering better and more economical ways of delivering services within contracts/projects.
  • Proven experience of developing long-term strategic partnerships.
  • Highly developed communication skills with experience of presenting to a range of audiences.
  • Proven experience within a commercial environment. Proven experience of identifying, designing, and implementing digital innovation and solutions.
  • Highly skilled in assessing financial information, devising, and implementing appropriate solutions to drive costs down whilst improving economic and social value.
  • Knowledge of building components.
  • Knowledge of building law, regulation, building contracts, contract law and health and safety legislation and best practise.
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent, preferably in Quantity Surveying and accredited by RICS.
  • A full UK driving license with the ability to drive as and when required by the business.

Scale and Scope of Role

  • Responsible for cost control within multiple national revenue and capital contracts, including special investment and regeneration projects.
  • Responsible for quarterly and annual reviews of costs within multiple national contracts and projects and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ensure commercial risks and opportunities are understood mitigated/exploited as appropriate.
  • Requirement for shift work around extended core hours with Saturday and bank holiday working.

Communication and Working Relationships

  • External: Consultants, contractors, local authorities, statutory authorities.
  • Internal: Board members, Executive Team, Assets and Development Committee, Housing Committee, Directors, asset staff, housing staff, finance staff, IT staff, comms team.
  • Location Flexible Working Locations
  • Salary £53,000 plus £4,320 car allowance
  • Contact Name James Dann
  • Contact Details 07597 365666
  • Job Type Permanent

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