Senior Cost Manager

Reference Number: SM237

Senior Cost Manager

One of our clients is looking for a Senior Cost Manager to get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, being exposed to numerous projects, clientele, disciplines and developmental experiences. You also become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is truly pioneering construction design and engineering. With 25 different nationalities comprising our various teams.

Main purpose:

  • To act as the key point of contact for the day-to-day successful delivery of cost management services across one or multiple commissions
  • To provide excellent service delivery to clients, gain their trust and enhance the Company’s reputation
  • To ensure that client objectives are met through the delivery of an effective cost management service from pre-contract to handover


  • Interfacing and effective communication with the client, contractors and other consultants, at all project stages
  • Leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the following accountabilities
  • Ensuring high quality accurate estimates and cost plans are submitted in a timely manner
  • Cost plans / estimates are clearly and effectively articulated to clients
  • Understanding of key cost drivers and abnormalities for projects and have the ability to identify best value opportunities / solutions for the client
  • Producing pre-contract, post-contract and ad-hoc reports and championing them with client
  • Overseeing the production of full tender and contract documents including Bills of Quantities in line with the relevant standard methods of measurements
  • Tendering and procuring, including managing the pre-qualification stage, producing the tender list, preparing preambles and preliminaries, tender queries, tender analysis, producing the tender report and
  • compiling the contractual documents
  • Dealing effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable
  • Negotiating with contractors and agreeing final accounts


  • Proven management experience as a cost manager or in a similar role, complemented with a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in cost consultancy on developments of significant monetary value
  • Proven track record of delivering service excellence to multiple clients, ensuring client facing experience &developer liaison roles
  • Bachelor’s degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Cost Management and/or a recognised professional qualification in this field
  • Professionally Qualified (or working towards the same) – ideally Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the SCSi / RICS, CIOB or other equivalent institution
  • Ability to manage multiple projects for a variety of public and private sector clients
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters and familiarity with developments of varying end use including residential, commercial, infrastructural, hospitality etc
  • Having good understanding of construction contracts and the ability, when required, to provide contractual advice to clients
  • Ability to drive the commercial agenda for the project, chair commercial meetings and clearly articulate requirements verbally and in writing
  • Highly cognisant and abreast with all applicable standards, legislations and practices applicable to the construction industry in Malta, including but not limited to public and private owners, general contractors, sub-trades, contracts, pricing, method of measurement, and more
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft programmes, AutoCad, and ACC or similar cost estimating software
  • Proficiency in BIM and/or other related design systems would be considered an asset
  • A valid driving licence
  • Excellent numeracy skills and written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills as well attention to detail, influencing skills, assertiveness and the ability to understand and express technical concepts accurately with confidence and clarity
  • Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner
  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision-making, being able to take decisions as and when needed in the interest of efficiency
  • Ability to work under pressure and own initiative and to work closely with others in a multidisciplinary environment
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