Project Cost Manager - Engineering Consultancy - Cork

Location: Ireland

EUR 90,000 - 120,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31650

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Do you have 10+ years’ Cost Management experience working with engineering consultancies on NEC contracts?

Are you interested in working with a leading Cork based consultancy on a 3 year duration Public Lighting Project?

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Sheila on +35317978720 for an informal chat or send your CV to for review.


Project Cost Manager - Engineering Consultancy - Cork


Job Description

Our client is a multi-disciplined international engineering consultancy, currently undergoing rapid growth in Ireland.

We are currently recruiting a Project Cost Manager for a Cork based Public Lighting Project using the NEC4 conditions of contract. 

The successful candidate shall be predominantly site-based and shall report to the Senior Cost Manager. 

The Project Cost Manager, together with the Senior Cost Manager, shall support the NEC Project Manager by providing all necessary commercial support and advice.

The responsibilities of the Project Cost Manager will be:

The assessment and verification of the Contractor’s Defined Cost, both forecast and incurred for the purposes of payment and monitoring against the target Price. 

This will include meeting and co-operating with the Contractor to agree on forecasts and payment assessments.

Carry out regular audits of the Contractor’s accounts and records in order to verify that the Contractor’s Defined Cost is compliant with the Schedule of Cost Components.

Assist the Senior Cost Manager in advising the NEC Project Manager, Consultant(s) and Client on the status of the likely ‘pain/gain’ share against the target on a monthly basis.

Predominantly full-time site attendance for all contract stages in order to obtain and verify such records required to validate the Defined Cost.

Review and assess all compensation event quotations submitted by the Contractor and advise the NEC Project Manager on compliance with the contract and commercial acceptability.

Attend early warning meetings and advise on likely cost implications

Input into the production of the Risk Register when requested.

Budget monitoring and reporting.

Measuring, monitoring, and forecasting cost status and performance including Earned Value on the project.

Critically review and interrogate cost reports to detect problems and identify potential root causes, including recovery plans and measures to mitigate cost issues.

Effectively communicating costs, reporting and findings to the NEC Project Manager and across the project team and to senior management as applicable.

Liaison with internal stakeholders, Project Managers, Clients, third-party Consultants, Contractors etc as appropriate and maintaining collaborative relationships.

Provision of specific assistance to Project Managers when required to drive commercial performance and ensure successful project delivery.

Analysis of project cost and budget data for trending, identifying lessons learned and disseminating findings as system improvements.


Relevant degree / higher diploma / qualification in quantity surveying / cost management engineering, finance, or a related discipline.

10+ years’ experience in general cost management and cost control across projects of varying size and complexity.

Strong technical experience in cost management of projects in engineering consultancies and/or related construction projects.

Satisfactory experience as a cost manager during stages (iv) to (v) of a civil engineering/construction project with a capital value of at least €10m (ex. VAT), including the application of Project Controls.

Chartered status desirable

Previous NEC experience an advantage

MS Office Suite (proficient user of MS Excel & MS Powerpoint).

MS Power Bi (user of Power Bi advantageous).

Experience in databases and ERP systems would be advantageous.

Knowledge of scheduling software is desirable


Competitive salaries package based on experience and qualifications



Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Cost Engineer interested in roles based in Cork, you can contact Sheila by email or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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