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City, Leeds Aldwych Consulting

Are you an experienced Cost Manager ready to take on an Associate level role? Are you ready to take on more responsibilities and grow a team of your own? Have experience in the residential, education or corporate real estate sectors? Then keep reading!

A leading construction consultancy firm are looking for a talented Associate Cost Manager to join their team in Leeds. You will join a very established team of 90 consultants working across a range of impressive projects with an enviable client list.

Ideally, you'll already be operating at a senior level with 5+ years' experience in a consultancy environment, be client facing with the ability to deliver commissions of varying scale and complexity in the higher education sector.

With a strong pipeline of prestigious projects and clients this is an amazing opportunity for a technically strong individual to help grow the team and develop their career further.


  • Ability to deliver and manage the provision of Cost Consultancy services on major or complex projects from inception to handover
  • Act as day to day lead on projects, providing service delivery, demonstrating your role as a key stakeholder and first point of contact
  • Responsible for pre and post project commercial management and reporting
  • Prepare Client cost reports and report on change during the life of a project
  • Have an awareness of project costs outside of direct Construction (design, supervision, land, statutory undertakers, employer direct)
  • Development of Client relationships and Key Account Management
  • Ability and desire to generate repeat business and win new work
  • Extensive experience of various forms of Building Contract including JCT and NEC
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both Clients and Internal Staff
  • Experience of running small teams either project or internal team management (preferable)
  • Provide guidance, leadership, mentoring and technical expertise to team members
  • Experienced in the provision of Employers Agent services (preferable)
  • Detailed knowledge of construction costs and market conditions
  • Manage commercial aspects of commissions including governance, fee management.
  • Ability to prepare fee proposals and bid submissions
  • Manage workload and project resources
  • Mentoring trainee, assistant and graduate colleagues


  • Significant experience in the property/buildings construction sectors
  • MRICS or similar accreditation
  • Ideally 5+ years working in a professional consultancy environment
  • Client facing experience, including working with clients on a commission/project basis and the ability to work closely with multiple stakeholders
  • Have a full breadth of cost management experience from initial feasibility and giving high level cost advice, through cost planning at various design stages, procurement experience, and a proven ability to control costs post contract
  • In-depth working knowledge of JCT and/or NEC contracts
  • Proficient in electronic forms of measurement and associated cost planning software (CostX, CATO/ Causeway, etc)
  • Working knowledge of new rules of measurement (NRM)
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other role-related software packages
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to oversee a team on commissions/projects/programmes
  • Confident, outgoing, with the drive to succeed and develop


  • Full autonomy and flexibility to work from home
  • Excellent work/life balance with an extremely high offering of annual leave
  • Bonus
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