Associate Director - Estimating

Associate Director – Estimating (railway systems) job, Birmingham or Manchester salary up to £90k plus bens

Your new company

A leading international consultancy with over 70 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You'll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future

Join us on some of the most exciting and prestigious construction challenges around the globe. As part of a friendly, collaborative team, you'll be valued equally – and together, we'll deliver excellence for people and the environment. You'll also enjoy all the training and progression you need to take you through the glass ceiling.

We encourage our people to find a work-life balance that helps them thrive. So, ask us how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We hear and recognise all our people's different perspectives. Some of our recent pledges have been for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.

Our awesome transportation team make the biggest, most complex and ambitious infrastructure projects happen. Whether it’s forming the backbone of Britain’s transport network on High Speed 2, transforming how the railway works on East Coast Digital Programme, increasing our international connectivity on Heathrow Airport, or delivering safe and reliable journeys for National Highways and local government bodies, a career with us represents an opportunity to make a positive difference to the communities we serve and for future generations to come. And, we do all of this whilst working with fun and passion.

Your new role

  • Single point of contact for all our Client’s infrastructure costs, working closely with the Estimating Management team to implement and maintain Cost Management and Estimating systems to ensure accurate reporting, benchmarking and analysis of our Clients’ infrastructure costs.
  • Support implementation of accurate Cost measurement processes including progress and performance measurement.
  • Provide professional advice covering our Clients’ infrastructure costs to stakeholders (including but not limited to Procurement Specialists, Cost / Contract Management Personnel, Estimators and Project Controls).
  • Ensure continuous development and improvement of Client’s policies, procedures and resources for all cost and related controls services.
  • Work closely with the Scheduling Team to ensure integration and alignment of cost models and schedules.
  • Aid in the development of benchmarking database and reporting process to provide timely and accurate advice to inform decision making.

What you'll need to succeed

Key Competencies and Underpinning Knowledge:

• Experience on significant Infrastructure projects ideally but not limited to the Rail Sector.
• Understanding of the Cost drivers that define a project and ability to convert engineering data into meaningful cost drivers.
• Understanding of all aspects of direct and indirect Costs.
• Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present cost work concisely.
• Ability to challenge colleagues in a constructive manner in order to achieve positive outcomes.
• Ability to interact effectively with colleagues in many different disciplines involved in our Clients Programme.
• Familiarity of government initiatives and policies.


• Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ACostE, ICES or similar relevant professional association.
• Quantity surveying skills and comprehensive understanding of the construction industry.
• Familiarity of government initiatives and policies.

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
A salary up to £90k and a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

What you need to do now
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Flexible Working,Full-time
Civil Engineering
£80000 - £90000

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Simon Fellows, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-Victoria
1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Telephone: 03330106583