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Cost Manager

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Cost Manager

JobID: 23339-1181775

Location: Lusaka, ZMB

Description: **Business Line** Transportation

**Position Title** Cost Manager

Zambia - Lusaka


**Job Summary**

Due to our strong pipeline of projects within the transportation field we may have an opening for an experienced Cost Manager.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The primary focus of the role is to oversee and manage estimating of capital projects during life cycle of the project from inception through to operation handover; also estimate against individual activities to build work packages against procurement strategies, in relation to Phase 1 of the planned extension of the Special Economic Zone in Zambia, in collaboration with engineering, procurement, design and construction teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

Lead and Mentor a team of estimators

+ Prepare and submit cost estimates to Project Scheduler/Programmer, Contracts and Procurement Head and Project Managers

+ Conduct and coordinate contract reviews

+ Independently verify construction progress

+ Track expenditure on the project and reconcile that with the progress reported by the Contractors

+ Compare actual quantities installed /billed with total quantities in order to verify Construction / Installation progress

+ Report on the project funding, risks and critical path method of monitoring the project to the client

+ Gather data from Contractor and provide forecasts of project cost and time measures

+ Review and monitor the processes of controlling changes to the cost budget on a monthly basis (produce Monthly Cost Reports)

+ Liaise with Project Managers, Project Controller and Contract& Procurement Head with regards to RFI’s / RFQs

+ Record all cost deviations (Variance Analysis Report) and provide adjudication of cost variations

+ Manage the preparation of Budget Estimates for procurement packages

+ Control and monitor project budgets based on baseline activities, invoices, claims, contracts, suppliers and expenditures

+ Identify, detail and cost specific risks and opportunities associated with Contractor submissions

+ Ensure that all work in the preparation of such estimates is in accordance with the procedures and contractual requirements

+ Actively participate in and contribute to the procurement, management and technical aspects of projects

+ Liaise with key project personnel to identify long lead items for procurement and construction purposes

+ Coordinate and liaise with Area Managers and other internal / external parties and vendors to ensure all construction packages are identified

+ Escalate issues where necessary

+ Maintain quality of work (statutory requirements, corporate standards)

+ Obtain all publications and policy statements related to the government’s health and safety regulations, policies and procedures ensure that the Contractor draws up a site health management plan and keeps all staff fully informed on procedures

+ Ensures compliance and adoption of practices supporting AECOM OH&S policy

Specific Skills required:

+ Previous experience in a similar role

+ International procurement experience desirable

+ Communication skills – written messages are clear; communicates with passion and conviction; able to communicate at all levels

+ Demonstrated commercial acumen, and ability to develop a client base

+ Knowledge of the market for consulting services

+ High level of general computer skills, e.g. Excel

+ Results orientated and self-starter

+ Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organisation

+ Able to maintain composure under all circumstances

+ Ownership, responsibility and accountability

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

+ Customer (internal and external) focus

+ Well presented, with a professional attitude

+ Willingness to develop technical and project management skills

+ Able to maintain confidentiality

+ Demonstrates enthusiasm

+ Is collaborative

+ Willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas and expertise for the betterment of group and self

“Due to the volume of applications we cannot reply to every applicant, if you haven’t heard from us in 2 weeks please assume you’ve been unsuccessful.”

**Minimum Requirements**

+ 8+ year experience as a Senior Estimator in the within the civil construction industry

+ Skilled in extracting information from vendor and internal data for estimating purposes

+ Experience in application of costing data across various construction packages

+ Experience in using QUEST or other similar estimating software

+ Experience in estimating large multi-disciplinary scale projects (EPCM or combination)

+ Experience in estimating across multiple projects simultaneously

+ Sound general computer skills - QUEST, MS Office Suite

+ Demonstrated commercial acumen in the engineering and construction environment

Preference will be given to nationals from sub-Saharan countries

Preference will be given to individual who have relevant experience working in sub-Saharan Africa

Incumbent should be willing to move in-country

Should have experience in airports, ports, roads or railway

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Degree or certificate in a related field, i.e. Quantity Surveying, Project Management

+ Member of industry related professional organisation

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**Job Category** Engineering - Project / Program / Management

**Country** Zambia

**Position Status** Temporary

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 166716BR


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