Assistant Cost Manager – London


BCS are a dynamic professional consultancy in our 6th year of business with ambitious growth strategy. We work across the ever expanding Data Centre and IT Asset Consultancy market offering a wealth of opportunity. As a business we want to attract, develop and retain the best professionals in the industry, the goal is to provide the environment for apprentices to flourish and grow with the business.

Working as part of a team alongside Project and Senior level Cost Consultants to suport the delivery of projects, you will provide a service to the cost and commercial management function, undertaking low complexity tasks to support senior colleagues. You will be expected to manage your own workload under a high degree supervision and resolve routine/simple problems.

You will be required to:

  • Follow clearly established financial procedures relating to cost and commercial management processes, such as the recording of expenses incurred and material ordering, to complete necessary tasks and ensure standards of accuracy are maintained
  • Carry out tasks, such as the preparation of reports under the directions of more senior colleagues, or the research and collation of information to support sound cost and commercial management of projects
  • Prepare basic documents, presentations and other materials to a clear brief, using established formats and standard software – this may include collecting data and undertaking basic analysis to contribute to internal decision-making
  • Provide feedback on existing cost and commercial management processes to contribute to the improvement of processes and systems
  • Complete tasks as requested by colleagues, in order to provide an effective support service to the cost and commercial management function
  • Resolve operational day-to-day queries and requests on a number of assignments supported, ensuring an efficient and high-quality service is extended to internal and external stakeholders

Skills required –

  • Basic Level knowledge of construction
  • Proficiency with desktop applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Personal Qualities –

  • Good communication skills and ability to liaise with peers and immediate seniors
  • Commercial awareness and a developing organisational understanding
  • Enthusiastic about construction, self motivated and willing to learn
  • A logical approach and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to manage own time in accordance to a broad schedule
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Self-starting
  • A willingness to learn and develop



BCS will provide sponsorship for a post-graduate conversion qualification for high calibre candidates who do not have a cognate or RICS-accredited degree. This will be MSc Quantity Surveying, via distance learning.
BCS will provide training through their industry-leading structured RICS APC programme. With your commitment and their support, you’ll become a Chartered Surveyor in a minimum of two years (or longer if conversion course is required).
The company intends to produce high calibre practitioners through its rigorous programme. There is ongoing studying and document preparation, whilst regular assessment ensures progress and identifies where further study or support is required. The programme includes:

  • 2-3 hours APC self-study a day outside of business hours.
  • Mentorship from an experienced colleague.
  • Training sessions with an external APC coach.
  • Quarterly assessments.
  • Mock interviews with a panel of colleagues, including senior members of staff.
  • Ongoing support from the APC panel, led by the Group CEO.

Additionally, other learning events enable CPD (continuing professional development).

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

BCS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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