Graduate Cost Manager Leeds/Sheffield 2024

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RLB is an independent global construction and property consultancy providing management and advice throughout the built environment.

We are committed to creating value for our clients, achieving commercial success, project and programme success and optimised assets to projects across the world. We do this through our extensive expertise in cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, asset advisory and specialist consultancy.

Throughout our long history, our 4,300 people, working across 40 countries, have made a difference to our clients by combining fresh perspectives with sector expertise.

Together, we’re creating a better tomorrow through flawless execution today.

Role Overview

Our two-year graduate programme provides a dedicated and focused route to professional status. You will gain exposure to high profile projects, supported by unrivalled learning and development.

There is no better way to learn than being immersed in teams working on leading, landmark projects around the world, sharing ideas and expertise, building relationships and collaborating.

Our first-class professional programmes include the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and the Professional Review Programme (PRP). Both are RICS and CIOB accredited and are completed over a two to three-year period. We also support other routes to chartership including Association for Project Management (APM) and other specialist professional qualifications.

And you’ll be doing all this with an award-winning, Investors in People Gold accredited employer. We’re also members of ENEI, bringing to life their ethos of equality and inclusion in the workplace, and we’re a RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark signatory. RLB is also a Disability Confident Level 1 Employer.

Department Overview

Our cost management service puts our clients needs first, delivering on project aims and enabling our clients to make informed decisions about their property assets. We deliver commercial confidence throughout the project life cycle, from early business case through to financial close, strengthened by broad sector expertise and bespoke digital solutions.

Our Cost Management Team proactively manage the cost of a building project, from the initial design stages through to the building’s completion and sometimes even the costs incurred through maintenance and operation, once the building is up and running. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with a large majority.

The key services you will provide are

  • Cost Planning including:
    • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals
    • Preparation of elemental cost plans
    • Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations
    • Value engineering studies
  • Procurement including:
    • Providing advice on procurement strategy
    • Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists
  • Preparing and issuing tender documents.
    • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
  • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
  • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Complaint tenders
  • Post Contract Quantity Surveying including:
    • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments
    • Preparing certificates
    • Managing change control in accordance with contracts
    • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting
    • Assisting Project Managers in preparing Early Warnings, Instructions and Compensation Events
    • Attending progress meetings

We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Commercial, Data Centres, Residential, Education, Healthcare and Retail clients and projects. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on financial and legal matters that arise during the project.

Benefits, Rewards and Recognition

RLB will provide you with a flexible, friendly, inclusive, and creative environment in one of our UK offices to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We will support you to innovate, collaborate and build a meaningful career. Our strong network of people and knowledge will help expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK and potentially further afield.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including hybrid working, 28 days holiday + bank holidays (option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year), Company Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Elective Car Scheme, Rental Deposit Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, access to Dental Cover, Professional Memberships plus many more benefits.

At RLB, our aim is to create and enhance an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but valued and built into our company culture, creating opportunity for all. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business from day one.

DEADLINE 1st March 2024