Cost Manager (Public Sector)

Job Description

Cost Manager (Public Sector)

VANRATH are assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation, in their search for a Cost Manager for 3 months initially with the possibility of extension. You will predominantly be based in their Belfast site.


  • To ensure support to the Senior Contract and Performance Manager (Planned and Cost Management)is provided to effectively deliver a maintenance service in accordance with the policies and procedures and develop these further on an on-going basis to ensure that legislation and good practice are met.
  • To ensure the affordable delivery of the investment programme, the effective management and monitoring of budgets in respect of your function including undertaking regular benchmark reviews, forecasting, cash-flow projections and monitoring.
  • To oversee and/or receive the preparation of specifications, drawings, bills of quantities and schedule of rates to enable the invitation of tenders and quotations.
  • To receive tenders and quotations, evaluate prices, check documents and prepare agreements and contracts.
  • To maintain, where necessary, a regular dialogue with Contractors and Consultants to ensure effective progress of work. Raise appropriate certificates and instructions for issue to contractor/consultant.
  • To be responsible for designated budgets and provide forecasts of expenditure where required.

A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) in a relevant Building/Construction Discipline PLUS at least 3 years' relevant post-qualification experience

A BTEC Higher (or equivalent level 5 qualification) PLUS at least 5 years' relevant post-qualification experience

Demonstrate significant relevant experience in 4 of the 7 following areas:

  • Demonstrable commercial knowledge in the planning and delivery of investment programmes
  • Responsibility for ensuring financial controls and governance procedures are in place
  • Experience of construction contracts and their effective administration, commercial understanding of value for money drivers in construction, inclusive of working knowledge of NEC suite of contracts
  • The collection, analysis and reporting of financial monitoring statistics, cost data and related information if required, inclusive of benchmarking
  • The provision of technical advice and guidance on planned maintenance and contract related matters to a range of stakeholders
  • Implementation of policies, processes and procedures for compliance and governance.
  • Working in an environment that is governed through the management and application of construction industry contracts for works or services in the social housing sector; including performance management

c£36,043 per annum, plus discount benefits.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.