Construction Cost Manager III-US

Waltham, Massachusetts
Job ID:
Anuj Chetri

We have an immediate opening for a “Construction Cost Manager” for a 06 months contract assignment in Waltham, MA

If you have the following skills, connect with us.

Job Purpose:

  • Cost Manager/Quantity Surveyor National Grid is actively seeking highly talented Cost Managers / Quantity Surveyors for immediate employment in our Waltham MA, offices.
  • This position will be a member of the growing Complex Contract Management team which is within the Capital Delivery organization.
  • The Complex Contract Management is team is responsible for post award contract management of large complex gas and electric projects, cost assurance, change order review/reconciliation, contract compliance, contractor performance and more.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide contract support, guidance and advice to the project delivery teams to insure compliance and contractor costs are robustly managed across the portfolio of projects.
  • Review validate and reconcile/negotiate change orders associated with complex gas and electric construction projects to ensure National Grid achieves value for money spent.
  • Identify early warnings and assist with and monitor appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Support the Project Manager with site progress and work completion status enabling accurate and timely cost and schedule update.
  • Regularly review and monitor contractor progress of the assigned portfolio of projects to verify the costs and progress of job as compared to the Earned Value report.
  • Support Project Manager to verify forecast accuracy based on crew efficiency, change impacts, etc.
  • Ensure contract compliance through effective contract management activities
  • Monitor contractor performance and review with contractors on a regular basis

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • Construction project experience– understanding of the nature of construction projects and the effective / professional approach to delivery.
  • Construction contract knowledge – ability to interpret and apply contract clauses to ensure National Grid’s commercial interests are protected.
  • Claim assessment / valuation – ability to independently assess / verify the cost and schedule impact on the project or event
  • Cost estimation – ability to provide input to forecast the cost to complete a project
  • Project management understanding assessment – ability to review and understand project to assess validity, deliverability and assess impact of delays
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiating skills
  • Utility experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Construction Management, Engineering degree desired

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