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Cost Manager

Requisition ID:  237759

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/31/2021


Bechtel Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values –ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants –integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment. 


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adaptation to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client. 


Role Overview 

The Cost Manager is responsible for ensuring effective management and control of spend. In doing so, the Cost Manager will provide cost management and cost advice to the Claims, Contract Management and Project Management teams, ensuring that the Client achieves the project’s budgetary goals and objectives.   


The Cost Manager will review measurement of designs and on-site works completed, develop the schedule of rates or Bill of Quantities, provide their assessment of on and off site materials, monthly payment certificates and package final accounts. 


Main Responsibilities 

  • Support the development of the process, procedures and policies for the Client’s cost control standards, ensuring those standards take account of industry standards and any contractual terms and conditions. 

  • Implement the cost management processes and procedures across the project. 

  • Develop and maintain a detailed resourcing plan for the delivery of cost management on the project. 

  • Be responsible for reporting on the cost performance of projects. 

  • Reviewing the proposed contractor Key Performance Indicators for cost, spend and budget management. 

  • Oversee the management of variations, monthly cashflow forecasting and any amendments / variances, retention, liquidated damages, claims etc.  

  • Provide a route to escalation for cost control, as required. 

  • Ensure that the Client achieves optimum value for money in the procurement and delivery of the programme. 

  • Review the schedule of rates or Bill of Quantities prepared by the cost consultants for the purpose of preparing a pre-tender estimate (budget) against the designs. 

  • Monitor, measure and evaluate the cost performance of the projects with respect to onsite progress and disclose variations and changes to the contract in liaison with the project’s teams. 

  • Periodically quantify work done, evaluate additional work and keep records for materials wastage and contra-charges to subcontractor. 

  • Review and accept cost consultant final account recommendations and support the final account negotiations. 



  • 10+ years’ experience, at least 3+ years within the aviation or transport infrastructure industry. 

  • Strong experience of delivering technically complex and high value infrastructure projects. 

  • Experience of working within various consultancy, client and contractor organizations. 

  • Experience in implementing policies and procedures. 



  • Ability to work within and drive a multi-disciplinary team. 

  • Proficient in all MS Office packages.  

  • Strong commercial and financial awareness including monitoring and co-ordination of budget. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong analytical ability. 

  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines. 

  • Previous experience of managing internal resources including mentoring of more junior staff members. 


Basic & Preferred Qualifications 

  • Third party level qualification at degree level or above, ideally in Quantity Surveying or related discipline  

  • Chartered status with RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution 




Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.