Cost Managers - Life Science Projects - Cork

Location: Ireland

EUR 80,000 - 100,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2310-34167

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Cost Manager / Cost Engineer / Quantity Surveyor with experience working on construction on Pharma/Biotech projects?

Would you like to work with a leading cost & project management consultancy with offices based in Cork?

There are options available to candidates for long term contracts on hourly rates or permanent staff competitive salaried positions with a mix of WFH/Office.

If you have the relevant experience, forward your CV to for review or call Sheila on 017978720

Cost Managers - Pharma/Biotech Projects - Cork

Job Description

Our Client is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading cost and project management consultancies and work with clients in the public and private sectors 

They have provided consultancy services on some of Ireland’s largest construction projects in education, offices, hi-tech and manufacturing sectors.

They are seeking Senior QS / Cost Managers with either CSA or M&E experience on Pharma/Biotech projects

Provide estimate and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.

Ability to estimate at conceptual, programming and detailed level.

Assist on feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.

Perform all aspects of procurement, including managing the pre-qualification stage, produce bid list, bid analysis, produce bid report, and compile contractual documents.

Participate effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable refer major changes to line manager.

Manage cost checks and carry out valuations on larger projects, and ensure timely and accurate cost checking, and valuation process.

Produce monthly post contract cost reports and present to client.

Provide input into value engineering; negotiate and approve final accounts.

Maintain liaison with client and other consultants at all projects stages.

Provide leadership to cost management team when necessary, ensure the delivery on all of accountabilities.

Identify opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and report such opportunities to appropriate line manager, and utilize marketing database.

Identify improvements for cost management procedures, templates, and products, and refer ideas to appropriate line manager.


ca4 years’ experience preparing cost estimates. MEP or CSA advantageous. 

Experience in commercial, data center, high-tech, healthcare, manufacturing Industries preferred.

RICS accredited or working towards. Member of a Professional Institute preferred.

Good technical experience in all cost management areas; pre-contract, post contract and final account.

Good understanding of all mechanical, process, electrical, and plumbing systems, as they relate to construction of projects.

Experience of leading cost management on medium or large sized construction projects of medium to high complexity.

Experience with advising clients on value management, value engineering, and life cycle costing.

Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.

Demonstrates excellent presentation, verbal, written, and communication skills.

Great organizational skills; ability to multi-task and be a team player.


Competitive salaries packages for successful candidates with options of permanent salaried staff roles or long term hourly contract rate (min 12months) roles negotiable depending on experience. 

Roles comes with the flexibility of WFH with one day per week in the Cork office


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Senior Quantity Surveyor interested in roles based in Cork, you can contact Sheila by e-mail at or phone +35317978720 for a confidential chat.

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