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Cost Consultant

Plymouth, United Kingdom

  • Job number: 05641
  • Job field: Cost Consultancy
  • Job posted: 18/03/20
  • Job status: 17/04/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time
The company

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Asia Pacific.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

The opportunity

Be a part of our project management consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where you can oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

The role

Cost Consultant

To develop and agree scope/budgets for projects and/or programmes and controlling forecast and actual costs against them. This includes the provision of risk and opportunity analysis on these budgets and change management.

Responsible for applying requirements management, budgeting and cost control, financial management, change management and benefits management.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the project baseline budgets including control account plans, esponsibility assignment matrix and WBS dictionary.
  • Implementing the change management process on the project and assurance of alignment with the business or contractual requirements.
  • Providing a weekly and monthly performance and cost reports and associated analysis or narrative.
  • Guiding the provision of estimates, resource and financial forecast data from the project into the business.
  • Managing the cost estimation alignment between Primavera and IFS.
  • Ensuring a full and detailed understanding and interpretation of the customer requirements including project gate and phase reviews in the project life cycle.
  • Supervising the continuity between estimating and project delivery.
  • Developing and maintaining of project assumptions, exclusions and dependencies logs.
  • Managing the project change register and associated impact assessments.
  • Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the baseline budgets.
  • Maintaining the project EAC’s and ensure regular reviews are undertaken with each discipline.
  • Governing the alignment of integrated schedule to project change register and budgets/forecasts.
The requirements

Your experience, knowledge and skills need to include:

  • Previous working experience in a similar role.
  • Background within defence and nuclear industries.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proficiency in use of IT.

  • A relevant degree.
  • A chartered status with relevant institute.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”
  • Job number: 05641
  • Job field: Cost Consultancy
  • Job posted: 18/03/20
  • Job status: 17/04/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time


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