Cost Manager (Cost Planning – Pre Contracts)

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Employment: Full Time

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities, and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:

This is an opportunity to work on a large new build airport, that will set a global benchmark for aviation experience and aims to attract 120 million passengers by 2030 in Saudi Arabia.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

Safety first - Going home safe and well

Client focus - Deliver on our promise

Integrity - Always do the right thing

Create opportunity - for our people to excel

Job Summary:

The role will be responsible for budget and cost planning management during pre-contracts stage.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Directing and managing application of specific project controls methods, techniques and tools with a good working knowledge of a variety of techniques on a range of project and programme complexity.
• Directing and managing a team of professionals delivering projects controls services and responsible for staff development.
• Being able to evaluate trends and communicate analysis and corrective measures effectively in a complex project environment using numerical and statistical techniques as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Leading application of specific Project Controls methods, techniques, and tools.
• Good working knowledge of EVM and project controls methodologies.
• Advising on complex requirements and communicate analysis and corrective measures effectively.
• Managing projects controls delivery of medium/high complexity projects/programmes.
• Playing a key role in multidisciplinary teams and take lead role in creating plans or analysing trends using numerical and statistical techniques.
• Leading and managing a team of professionals delivering Projects Controls services and responsible for staff development.
• Managing Assistant Managers & Managers where required by the scale of the project.
• Persuading and influencing colleagues.
• Influencing clients to accept proposals and recommendations.
• Satisfying customer requirements.
• Tackling problems that do not have an obvious solution.
• Delegating tasks to others.
• Selling the business and winning work.
• Creating and delivering persuasive presentations to large audiences.
• Spotting and developing talented individuals.

You’ll need to have:

• A degree in quantity surveying/cost management (or equivalent).
• Professional membership or working towards i.e. MRICS/RICS (or equivalent).
• Extensive experience in cost planning during pre-contracts stage


Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

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