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Cost Manager / Senior Cost Manager - Client Secondment

Vacancy Salary £Competitive
Vacancy Location East London
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Title: Cost Manager / Senior Cost Manager                                              

Division: Quantity Surveying                      

Location: East London – Client Secondment                                

Reporting to: Partner      


Department Overview:

Our Cost Management Team at RLB proactively manage the cost of a building project, from the initial design stages through to the building’s completion and sometimes even the costs incurred through maintenance and operation once the building is up and running. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with a large majority. We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Commercial, Data Centre, Residential, Education, Healthcare and Retail clients and projects. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on financial and legal matters that arise during the project.


Overview of Role:

We are currently recruiting a Cost Manager or Senior Cost Manager to strengthen our team on a specific Higher Education client account and project based in East London.

This role presents an excellent prospect for a proactive individual to take responsibility for providing all core Quantity Surveying services on the Higher Education sector project while gaining valuable exposure to the client.

You will gain valuable project and client exposure and be offered a platform to progress with genuine support from the team and wider business to achieve your career goals and professional qualifications.


Key Responsibilities:

•          The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project

•          To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances

•          To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures

•          Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies

•          Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards

•          Cost Planning

•          Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations

•          Procurement

•          Post Contract Quantity Surveying

•          Promote commercial awareness throughout project

•          Advising and liaising with internal project and cost control team


Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.


•          Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline

•          Technical delivery experience

•          MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body preferred – or in the process of completing

•          Ability to successfully manage projects

•          Pre and Post contract experience

•          Experience of providing procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services

•          Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery

•          Able to build long-term relationships

•          Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client

•          Stakeholder management

•          A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines

•          A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious


What Can We Offer?

RLB will provide you with a flexible, friendly, and creative environment in one of our UK offices to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We will support you to innovate, collaborate and build a meaningful career. Our strong network of people and knowledge will help expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK and potentially further afield.

Our employees are rewarded with hybrid working, competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 28 days holiday bank holidays (option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year), Company pension scheme, Life Assurance, Bicycle Purchase Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Professional Memberships plus many more benefits


Company Overview:

With 800 UK staff and 3,600 worldwide Rider Levett Bucknall has a truly global reach, and with such scope can offer a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading-edge service provision.

We are an award winning leading independent firm providing our clients with some of the most comprehensive and forward-thinking advice available.

We offer a range of complementary quantity surveying, project management, building surveying and advisory services from conception, through design and construction and operational performance of facilities to their eventual disposal or reuse.

Our clients have rapid access to the latest industry intelligence and innovations, which serve to enhance value and mitigate risk.

We provide expert management of the relationship between value, time, and cost from inception to completion. We do this through our global and local team of experts, who possess a passion for both core services and innovation.

We are committed to developing new services and techniques aimed at enhancing our clients' businesses in the long term.


At RLB, our aim is to create and enhance an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but valued and built into our company culture, creating opportunity for all. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business from day one.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during any stage of the application or interview process, please contact our recruitment team at:


Confidence today inspires tomorrow

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.

RLB has released the 2022 edition of Perspective, a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world.

At Rider Levett Bucknall doing the right thing matters and we believe we all have a responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work. Our global values are based on the following insights:


Promote fairness, equality of opportunity and well-being, invest in our people and value everyone’s contribution.


Lead by example and shape the future of our industry in everything we do.


Support the communities in which we live and work and deliver sustainable social outcomes.


Challenge the norm, give fresh perspectives and deliver flawlessly.


Reduce our environmental footprint and collaborate to reduce the environmental impact of our industry.


Provide an inclusive, safe working environment.


Act with integrity, honesty and fairness in all our relationships.


Be a self-owned organisation, be financially robust, and deliver agreed financial plans.

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