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Title:  Senior Cost Manager


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Development/Regeneration
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  127843

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Senior Cost Manager


National role - Base office location may vary dependent upon suitable candidate - anticipated balance of home and office working


£50,911 per annum (rising to £53,591 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) plus Company car or car allowance


35 hours per week


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cost Manager to join our small but growing Development Consultancy Team. The team provides professional Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services to the Development department and manages the majority of the Groups externally procured construction projects. As the Senior Cost Manager your main responsibility will be providing feasibility estimates and more detailed cost plans for potential development projects to help with the decision making and planning of the projects. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is able to work autonomously without day to day guidance, looking for their next challenge and keen to work for an experienced development client organisation. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to step up into a more challenging role and succeed. Base office location will be flexible within our national pay area upon suitable candidate.


The role of Senior Cost Manager will include:

  • Building up a data base of information to construct Feasibility Cost Estimates and subsequent more detailed Cost Plans, using bespoke cost planning software
  • Updating Cost Plans regularly taking-off quantities for any standard and/or bespoke house types and site layouts thus assisting with the viability of potential projects
  • Attending sites to review potential problems and risk ensuring these are accounted for in the cost plans
  • Providing advice on potential value engineering opportunities to stakeholders at regular meetings
  • Informing project appraisals on projected construction costs, thus assisting with senior management decisions on the purchase or rejection of development opportunities


Skills and experiences:

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or working towards this is essential
  • Significant experience in effective financial management of projects including managing cost plans through the design stages
  • Working knowledge of building regulations, legislation and current practice, including the practical application of Health and Safety legislation
  • Ability to deliver services whilst prioritising value for money within budget and meet deadlines
  • Significant experience in and knowledge of using bespoke construction cost planning software and estimating packages
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme


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Closing Date: 23 September 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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