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Construction Cost Manager

Job Reference Ref/1699/532

This job has been closed.

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Salary Range :
£46285 - £49620
Working Hours:
Vantage House, Vantage Park, Washingley Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6SR
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Highways and Transportation
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

We manage a portfolio of contracts to deliver highway works with a combined value in excess of £80m. This role will be key to managing our commercial elements of our relationship with our supply chain. This will include working with our partners, building positive relationships and achieving best value in terms of value for money, quality product and contributing to our net zero target.

Overall purpose of this role:

To provide construction cost management for the delivery of the Highway programme, circa £80m per annum.

To ensure a quality assurance and Value for Money attainment throughout all stages of the delivery of Highway works.

To ensure that project scoping, options appraisal and feasibilities are not overly engineered and look to meet the government construction agenda and deliver innovative cost effectiveness to the Council.

To find out more about our team and the work that we do, visit

For an informal chat please contact Mike Williams Assistant Director Project Delivery

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

About you

You will be capable of interpreting a New Engineering Contract (NEC) and have experience in commercial practices including quantity surveying experience and an understanding of industry practices. You will be required to manage multi million pound target cost contracts and have the ability to influence cost management throughout the lifecycle of a project including but not limited to target cost setting, valuation, payment, change control and final accounting.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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