Cost & Estimating Manager, Canal & River Trust,

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Canal & River Trust

Recruiter: Canal & River Trust

Cost & Estimating Manager, Canal & River Trust,

£50,400 per annum | UK-wide | Date posted 27 Jul 2018

Based Leeds, Birmingham, Milton Keynes or Hatton (near Warwick)

About the role

Here at the Canal & River Trust, we know life’s better by the water. We also know that conservation, sustainable development and enhancement of the natural environment are key to our success in maintaining the inland waterway work and ensuring our waterways are fit for modern-day use. As our Cost and Estimating Manager, you’ll make sure we continue do this as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Joining our Asset Improvement Team, you’ll provide specialist estimating and cost management support - producing cost estimates, intelligence and solutions. From contributing to the effective development and delivery of construction and engineering works, to supporting our winter works programme and overseeing early engagement in development projects and detailed designs, you’ll ensure the smooth running of them all.

About you

Alongside a relevant degree level qualification, you’ll need a post-graduate level qualification in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management, and membership of a relevant chartered body (i.e. MICE, RICS). You should also have experience of managing NEC3 contracts, excellent project and contract management skills, and a flair for multi-disciplinary working.

About us

One of the UK’s biggest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations. We believe living waterways transform places and enrich lives. Achieving this vision will be a fascinating challenge. Come and be part of it.

To apply

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.

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Please quote reference number 2018-5402 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 21 August 2018.


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Job ref: 2018-5402
Application deadline:
21 Aug 2018