Cost Planner

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Cost Planner

Atkins Search are currently looking to recruit a Preconstruction Cost Planner to join the commercial team of one of the UK’s leading tier 1 main contractors based in Derbyshire.


With a strong presence on a national basis, my client are looking for a Cost Surveyor to manage the Commercial aspect of the Preconstruction process, working on national frameworks such as the DofE.

·         Secured pipeline of projects and negotiated contracts

·         Dynamic, motivated Commercial team

·         Opportunity to progress as the business grows

·         Hybrid working on offer

The Role

Our client has a requirement for a Cost Surveyor to join their team. Supported by the Preconstruction team, you will responsible for the initial stages of projects to be delivered including compiling cost plans and agreeing costs with frameworks.

Current and ongoing schemes will be around the £30m - £40m level, so a background of working for a principal main contractor on projects of this type and size would be a requirement.

This is the ideal role some someone currently operating as a Project Quantity Surveyor or Estimator who is looking for a slightly different challenge. This could also be an ideal opportunity for a Cost Manager looking to transition from consultancy into main contracting.

The Person

·         Excellent man management skills

·         Strong and capable communicator at all levels

·         Contractually excellent - JCT and NEC

·         Variety of project and sector knowledge

·         Well networked with sub-contractors in the region

·         Demonstrate excellent negotiation skills and build strong relationships with clients, consultants, supply chains and team members

·         Capable of delivering projects on time and to budget



Competitive salary, package and bonus schemes on offer.

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.