Technical and Cost Manager x4

Recruiter
Anglo Technical Recruitment Limited
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£400.00 per day
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Full Time
Highways England//Commercial & Procurement (DfT HA CP) - HE are looking for 4 technical & cost managers

CV Submission Deadline: 14/08/2017 @ 10:30

Context
Highways England's business model uses our supply chain to deliver the majority of services to the strategic road network. The Commercial and Procurement Directorate (C&P) is responsible for developing and owning the processes, systems, intelligence and staff capability which enables Highways England to function as an intelligent client across its contracted relationships - in particular through contractors, Operator/Maintainers, consultants and other services providers. The Directorate ensures greater value from operating, maintenance and improvement expenditure by building strong collaborative working relationships with our suppliers, by running effective and compliant procurements and by supplier performance management. The Directorate leads on Highways England's commercial, supply chain and procurement strategies and intelligence to support value-for-money decision-making to provide the effective delivery of high-quality services to road-users.

Commercial Services provides the contract formulation, cost estimating, contract management and risk & resolution management that enable Highways England to act as an intelligent client in managing its internal resources and external supply chain. The team develops commercial models that drive the supply chain behaviours required to deliver the Business Plan objectives, and supports project teams in estimating cost, negotiating prices, managing performance, administering contracts and resolving disputes from a position of strength. That strength is built upon experienced and professional staff, commercial intelligence, structured data, consistent and validated methodology and numerate and objective performance reporting, using its estimating and cost intelligence databases to support Major Projects, Operations and the wider business.

The Cost Planning team will support the Divisional Director and others in the directorate who have commercial management responsibility, to ensure that appropriate governance arrangements are maintained in support of Highways England's objective for delivering value for money. Specifically, the team will ensure that investment decisions are informed and that target cost negotiations are effectively managed.

Role Purpose:
To act as a source of advice on planning and estimating matters and manage activities across the business. To contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering. To work with commercial colleagues to contribute to the improving capability of the cost engineering function and commercial expertise in the wider business

Responsibilities:
* Provide expert advice on planning and estimating matters in relation to allocated schemes and undertake project cost estimates in accordance with current guidance and tools
* Audit, develop and challenge estimates received, including target costs, to contribute to effective cost driven management of all projects
* Contribute to and develop commercial approaches throughout the Directorate to improve feedback and data in relation to process and cost intelligence
* Lead and mentor Assistant Cost Engineers
* Contribute to guidance on cost estimation / measurement / risk assessment / development and implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data
* Assess safety performance to minimise risks, develop improvements and escalate issues with relevant authorities in a timely manner and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts

Stakeholders:

Colleagues in MP / Operations directorates delivering the commercial, contract management.
Colleagues in procurement and finance functions
Other government departments, consultants and contractors Identify and share best practice, drive continuous improvement and work collaboratively to enhance Highways England's commercial capability.

Key Competencies:
Delivering at Pace - Level 3 - Regularly monitor own and team's work against milestones or targets and act promptly to keep work on track and maintain performance
Making Effective Decisions - Level 3 - Invite challenge and where appropriate involve others in decision making to help build engagement and present robust recommendations
Achieving Commercial Outcomes - Level 3 - Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a wide range of delivery options when making commercial decisions
Leading & Communicating - Level 3 - Communicate using appropriate styles, methods and timing, including digital channels, to maximise understanding and impact
Seeing the Big Picture - Level 3 - Ensure own area/team activities are aligned to Departmental priorities

Values and Behaviours:
Customer Service - Improve effectiveness against current customer service standards by seeking, analysing and acting on feedback from customers.
Diversity - Ensure all staff within sphere of influence feel valued and supported, and challenge inappropriate behaviours, attitudes and practices.
Teamwork - Work collaboratively with teams and stakeholders to improve business delivery, and celebrate and share success.
Best Value - Plan and deploy the efficient use of resources by working across boundaries to achieve the best overall outcome.
Continuous Improvement - Assess performance and achieve ongoing improvement by monitoring and evaluating against SMART objectives and performance indicators
Integrity - Create an environment of trust by maintaining professional and personal integrity and ensuring compliance with data handling.

Relevant Experience:

* Experienced Cost Engineer / Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector;
* Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of cost engineering techniques
* Ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines
* Able to engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs
* Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively
* Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques.

THIS ROLE WITH HIGHWAYS ENGLAND IS INSIDE IR35

CV Submission Deadline: 14/08/2017 @ 10:30