Cost Planning Manager

England, West Sussex, Haywards Heath
£63330 - £74500 per annum + £5,000 Car A
04 Apr 2019
18 Apr 2019
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

JOB TITLE: Cost Planning Manager


JOB EXPIRY DATE: 18th April at Midday

SALARY: Haywards Heath - £63,330 to £74,500 + £5,000 car allowance

JOB LOCATION: Croydon or Haywards Heath

HOURS: 36 hours per week


Join our expanding Development team at this exciting time.

Clarion Housing Group is a major housing developer with the financial strength, capacity, skills and expertise to deliver a wide range of house building and regeneration schemes. Our target is to build 50,000 new homes over the next 10 years as one of the country's top 5 house builders. In order to achieve our goal we are expanding our team and looking for ambitious, passionate and dedicated development professionals to join us on our journey.

We're looking for an exceptional Cost Planning Manager to provide professional cost plans and technical reports in order to help us realise our ambition.

Reporting directly to the Cost Planning and Estimating Director, you'll take ownership and accountability for multiple projects, ensuring they are delivered on time. You'll be responsible for identifying project risks, rewards, and constraints and preparing qualification schedules and risk registers.

We'll require you to understand scheme documents, technical reports and drawings and disseminate the information with speed and high levels of accuracy. Initially, you'll be able to measure from first principles on drawings at A3 and have the ability to predict the scheme requirements based on experience. You'll be required to present measured works in a neat and accurate fashion that can be understood by others.

As a member of the senior management team, you'll be tasked with assisting the Group in winning new work by providing accurate cost planning measures.

Your other responsibilities will include:

  • Benchmarking PQS tender returns and live projects.
  • Benchmark cost plans to schemes of similar nature and be able to describe where differences occur and the effect on the cost plan.
  • Reviewing available information and preparing cost plans for schemes of 100 to 5,000+ units.

With a solid background as cost planner or estimator in a contracting or developer organisation, you'll already have knowledge of all forms of traditional and modern methods of construction and be able to apply the correct build form to the scheme.

We'll look to you to utilise your excellent numeracy, IT and communication skills in all that you do, and have confidence in talking to staff, clients, consultants, and contractors at all levels. Ideally you will hold formal construction industry qualifications, a sound knowledge of market conditions and a good understanding of the Social Housing Environment which you will use to inform the many important decisions you will be required to take.

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your extensive skills and experience to really make a difference.

If you feel your attributes and skillset match our requirements, then we would love to hear from you.

In return we offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement and salary progression.

Closing Date: 18th April 2019 at Midday

For further details on this vacancy, and to apply, please download the role profile and click the 'Apply' button below.

Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.

Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.

The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing is the largest social landlord in the country with 360,000 residents.

We have ambitious plans to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years, with a commitment that two thirds of the programme will be affordable housing.

The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people

Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.