Cost Manager

Full time | North-East | £30,000 – £40,000 per annum.

About The Role

Due to continued growth, SRC is seeking an experienced Cost Manager to join the team. The role will see you based in the Stockton-on-Tees or Newcastle office, though you may be required to occasionally visit sites across the UK, therefore a full, clean driving licence is essential. The role is being offered on a permanent basis to an individual who is driven, ambitious and looking to take that next step in their career. In return the successful applicant will be offered a generous package with excellent career prospects and the opportunity to contribute to the shaping and development of the business.

The role

  • Providing support on project cost forecasting and monitoring project budgets
  • Obtaining prices for materials and services
  • Agreeing valuations / variations / final accounts
  • Attending site to monitor progress of works
  • Reporting on cost and commercial issues at project progress meetings
  • Liaising with clients and consultants to maintain a strong rapport
  • Reviewing procurement methods and contracts
  • Co-ordination, production, and evaluation of tenders
  • General administration
  • Reporting directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Working closely with other members of the team

Skills, knowledge and relevant qualifications

  • Have or be working towards a degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Be proactive, enthusiastic, and excellent communicator, and keen to develop skills
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of JCT and NEC forms of contract would be beneficial
  • Good knowledge of MS office suite
  • Confident to work independently with the support of a team
  • Be organised and have an ability to work across multiple projects
  • Ensure that clients receive quality work and value for money
  • Have the ability to work locally, as well as further afield if required
  • Want to be part of a growing team, which has opportunities for development
  • Support the SRCPM Director and other members of the team
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required
  • You should have experience of measurement activities utilising NRM and CESMM

Other requirements

  • Willing to undertake relevant security clearance checks, and inductions as required by our clients (DBS etc)
  • All staff must have a Driving Licence and the ability to drive to projects, although sustainable travel and the use of Teams is encouraged to help the carbon footprint of the work of SRC

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. An additional day’s holiday for each years’ service after 5 years with the company
  • A flexible benefit structure following a successful probationary period that allows you to choose what is right for you. These choices include health insurance, death in service, extra holidays & critical illness
  • Hybrid working
  • Early Friday finish
  • Funded training or courses that are beneficial to your career growth

Steel River Consultants are committed to having a diverse, inclusive workforce and value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

Apply now

If you have any questions about our company or would like to speak to us about a specific project, please contact us:


Unit 4, Diamond Court
Douglas Close
Preston Farm Ind. Estate
TS18 3SB

t. 01642 605147
e. info@srconsultants.co.uk


Suite 1.14,

Merlin Business Centre

20 Mossland Road

Hillington Park 




Chatsworth Court,

Alpha Construction,



DE65 5GE


Room 122

Walker Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


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