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AECOM Senior Project Surveyor in Oxford, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Are you a Cost Manager looking to work on Healthcare and Science projects that can change the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

If so, we are looking for an experienced Senior Cost Manager to join our team in the Oxford office to work on Healthcare & Science projects across the UK. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

This role will provide the ability for you to develop your career with support from our experienced and expert Cost Management Team.

About Us

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Workplaces, Education, Government, Healthcare and Science.

We are friendly, conscientious, and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects.

About Our Team: We are a true team of proud healthcare & science professionals with a passion for delivering rewarding projects for our clients.

We have proven expertise delivering large, complex new build projects that range from £5m to over £2.0bn. Noteworthy Clients, we are currently engaged as Cost Managers with are:

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Rosalind Franklin Institute

  • Oxford University Hospitals

  • Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

  • Oxford University

  • bp

Job Summary

You will need to be from a consultancy or healthcare/science client organisation with the ability to undertake a lead role on small to medium sized healthcare and science related projects, with minimal support. In addition to our opportunities to deliver small to medium sized healthcare/science projects, you will also have the ability to work as part of an integrated team on a significant component of a large healthcare project, that will be led by a Director.

As a Senior Cost Manager, you will be expected to work with an Associate or Project Director to successfully manage and deliver large Healthcare/Science construction projects.

You would also be expected to develop client relationships and support work winning.

The role would cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development, through the design, procurement process, site delivery, commissioning, and defects periods.

This role is for projects based in Oxfordshire, the Home Counties and London.

Job Duties

  • Lead Cost Management commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery

  • To provide effective support, supervision and motivation of Cost Managers, Assistant/Graduate and Apprentice Cost Managers

  • Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training

  • Lead the management of the delivery of Cost Management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards

  • Co-ordinate, review and ensure that there has been a sign off of all management information produced by cost management teams prior to issue

  • Lead the development of strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Lead the delivery of cost management commissions ensuring their successful delivery.

  • Be the main interface with AECOM clients (New and Existing)

  • Lead the costing of design

  • Lead the compilation of tender documents and undertake appraisals, and negotiations

  • Lead the compilation and management of construction contracts.

  • Progress business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities.

  • To support ‘winning’ clients, being responsible for the quality of work outputs, effective communication, and demonstration of professional behaviours

  • Provide leadership within Cost Management business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team

  • Provide financial oversight, resource management to a portfolio of projects being led within the cost centre

  • Formulate fee proposals

  • Support Cost Managers through Professional Chartership

  • Active involvement in recruitment and retention activities

  • Ensure you complete all relevant training


Minimum Requirements :

  • Professional Qualified – ideally Cost Management/Commercial Management/Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Chartered status with the RICS, CIOB, ICE, or other equivalent institution

  • Experience working within a consultancy

  • Excellent understanding of the roles of different parties involved in construction projects and how these roles change over the life of the project

  • Working knowledge and experience of the Healthcare and/or Science sectors (including current issues and business drivers) and local construction market.

  • Excellent understanding of construction contracts.

  • Excellent understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

  • Demonstrable experience initiating setting up and compiling cost plans

  • Demonstrable experience leading a project inclusive of defining effective project processes

  • Demonstrable experience leading Value Management process

  • Demonstrable experience leading the design and construction procurement process

  • Demonstrable experience using the NEC Suite of Contracts to develop and compiling the Works Information

  • Demonstrable experience using the Cost Reporting and Valuation process

  • Demonstrable experience of construction site visits for the purposes of monitoring the progress of works

  • Knowledge and experience of the NHS Business Case Approval Process

  • Knowledge and experience of working as part of complex, multi-disciplinary/multi-agency Project Teams

  • Experience working within a healthcare and/or science environment and/or organisation

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ability to present complex matters to a large group

  • Development of cost plans and cost reports

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Self-motivated with an excellent knowledge of healthcare and/or science

  • Manage accurate project records (both paper and electronic)

  • Production of formal reports and documents which clearly set out complex issues

  • Formulate strategies and manage risk using effective techniques (workshops, mitigation meetings, risk registers, etc.)

  • Formulate strategies for the effective management of change

  • Formulate and deliver collaborative working practices

  • Management of Project Teams

  • Strong Cost Management

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10093497

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid