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Cost and Commercial Manager

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Application closing date: 29/04/2024
Salary: £46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Professional Support

The post holder will have specialist cost, commercial and risk management expertise and be responsible for the effective commercial management of the University’s sponsored City Deal Projects being delivered under the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) Programme.

On all three University sponsored City Deals Projects the post holder will be responsible for supporting the Estates Managers in relation to:

  • capital costs, commercial management; 
  • life cycle costing; and
  • risk management.

The role will primarily involve acting as Cost and Commercial Manager to provide support from RIBA Stage 4 onwards. The role will involve robustly analysing, challenging and understanding all cost, commercial and risk matters across all three projects and reporting both internally and externally to BRCD partners.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree in Quantity Surveying or undergraduate degree with Post Graduate qualification in Quantity Surveying, Cost Management.or Commercial Manangement.
  • Professional Chartership Achievement to a relevant professional body (e.g. RICS, CIOB).
  • Substantial recent relevant professional experience in an estates/building project environment to include:
    • Clear, demonstrable evidence of successful financial management of projects over £15m.
    • Experience of NEC contracts Option B and Option C.
    • Experience of change management for NEC contracts.
    • Experience of analysing and reviewing costs during ECI period.
    • Experience of managing and monitoring costed risk registers.
    • Experience of preparing cost reporting for client and stakeholder/funders.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Richard McElnay,

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