Our Opportunity

Pick Everard are looking to appoint a knowledgeable Senior Cost Manager to lead and shape our offering at Porton Down, Salisbury.

Are you an experienced Cost Manager looking to take a step up in your career? Or are you a Senior Cost Manager wanting to gain valuable experience?

Do you want to work on a diverse range of exciting projects?

Are you looking to work within a team of collaborative, talented Cost Managers as part of a growing, multi-disciplinary consultancy?
If you are answered yes to the above questions, we want to hear from you!
We work across an array of sectors to include defence, commercial, residential, education and healthcare, however in this role, you will be based at our Porton Down office, and be delivering for one of our prestigious DSTL clients. 
Working closely with the team, you will prepare cost estimates, contract documents and reports.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an exciting sector, as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to make your mark within a growing consultancy, with a clear route for progression and plenty of career development opportunities. 
Please note, we offer agile working, which will see you working from the office on an average of 3 days per week. 
In this role, you will need to have security clearance. 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Large and/or complex project runner with responsibility for project cost control
  • Ensures accurate provision of cost estimates, bills of quantities, contract documents and reports
  • Carries out audits/cost checks/reviews of construction and FM contracts
  • Liaises directly with Clients
  • Leads bid process and undertakes business development
  • Resources own jobs, undertakes team supervision and monitors internal costs
  • Manages less experienced staff on a day-to-day basis

  • Runs Design Team meetings, reports on and gives advice on cost control matters
Want to find out more? Contact us today!

About You

Key Requirements:

  • Chartered Surveyor with post chartered relevant experience. 
  • Member of RICS
  • Experience working within defence sector is desirable 
  • Security cleared or qualified for SC
  • Strong track record in a consultancy Quantity Surveying role, including cost management of building projects, feasibility/option studies, detailed cost planning, post contract cost management
  • Thorough understanding of the principal standard forms of Building Contracts including JCT and NEC3
  • Experience in liaison directly with clients
  • Ability to control day to day programming and planning
  • Excellent client communication skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
We offer a collaborative, people-focused culture that values its staff and provides room for growth. 

About Us

Our nationwide multidisciplinary team of 650+ work collaboratively to deliver outstanding places and spaces that create lasting value for local communities. Through our remarkable history we have established the sound principles of success, and we have the vision and ambition to be even better.

We’re committed to creating sustainable communities where everyone feels safe, cared for and valued. We achieve that by encouraging a diverse, welcoming workplace for our people, clients and colleagues.

We care about our people and improving our society and that means supporting your ambitions and interests at every level. We will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you will be able to drive real progress and impact in your career. 

What we offer

Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation. You will receive an attractive salary, and amongst other benefits you can also expect:

  • Agile working
  • 26 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • Private healthcare, life assurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Professional subscriptions  
  • Wellbeing support and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Stakeholder pension

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Pick Everard is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us on our journey.

We are committed to building and nurturing great relationships with our agency partners. However, this role is being recruited for directly and therefore we are not seeking support at this time. Any unsolicited CV Introductions will not be accepted.


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