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Salary: 33,000 + RRA of 3000 if minimum criteria is met + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and dynamicCostManager withQuantity Surveyingskills to define future projects and provide contract and costing support as required. The postholder will assist with creating a clear assurance framework andproviding resolution for any issues.

As a valued member of the Regional Support Team(RST),therole will be crucial in ensuring risk is suitably identified at the correct levelcontractuallyand that compliance standards are met for our Additional Works programme. The cost manager will be responsible for delivering Contractual guidanceformaintenanceactivities across the South East estate.

The CostManager worksalongside the technical and compliance team assisting Customers, DIO teams and Industry Partners(IPs)to prioritise, define and shape future projects. They ensurecontractor management processes are in place to effectively deliver allworktasks.

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

Main Responsibilities
Support the development and maintenance of engagement with function/team stakeholders in order to achieve delivery outputs.
Working closely with the Regional Compliance and Technical Services teams to provide a clear assurance framework.
Monitor IP performance in line with the contract to ensure thatcontractual outputs and processesare being met.
Work with commercial team members where there is a need for requirement for relevant cost support to resolve a contract pricing issue.
Provide professionalCostAssurance onAdditional and Core worksissues and supportpost measureassurance process.
Provide specificcontract and costingsupport and advice as directed.
Provide support or undertake directly programme management activity, including managing dependencies and working with stakeholders.
Proactively work within the team to support and deliver work functions, introducing innovation to improve efficiency and delivery
Support activity in relation to requirements management.
Support team and C1 activities in relating to procurement initiatives.
Contribute to management of local Health & Safety issues.

Post Location
The South East, South, West & North area (Shared area) is geographically large, covering from Brize Norton in the West, Kent in the South and London in the North. The successful candidate will have to travel to different locations to fulfil the role successfully and effectively. Some overnight stays may be required. The candidate may have to attend initial training at the Andover site but can choose to be based at one of the other locations.

Desirable Experience & Skills
Working towards or holds a Chartered Professional Membership e.g. CIOB or RICS

Essential Experience & Skills
Evidence of any experience of working as Quantity Surveyor, Cost or Commercial Manager and/or work placement supporting degree activities

Full UK driving licence as multiple visits to different sites for verification and inspection purposes requiring an overnight stay is an inherent part of this role.

HNC Quantity Surveying or equivalent in a similar field.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:
Highly competitive Pension Scheme
Flexi-time scheme
Alternative working practices such as working from home
25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years service
Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queens birthday
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

About DIO
DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
Meaningful, purposeful work
The ability to learn and grow
The right opportunities and resources
To care about your wellbeing
To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
Provide utilities services
Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
Provide a safe place to train
Allocate Service Families Accommodation
Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
Act as steward of the Defence estate
Provide the unarmed guarding service

A RRA of 3000 is applicable should the successful candidate meet the requirements for this role.
This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.
Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Employment Hours
The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working will be considered.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Success Profile elements, but in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the Lead Behaviour Leadership, CV detailing Job History and Full Qualification details and Personal Statement of no more than 250 words.

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:

CV detailing Job History and Full Qualification details
A Personal Statement is required, in no more than 250 words detailing the following Essential Experience:
Evidence of any experience of working as Quantity Surveyor, Cost or Commercial Manager and/or work placement supporting degree activities

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:
Managing a Quality Service
Working Together

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing 4th July 2022.

Interviews are currently taking place via Teams (with camera on) and will be conducted week commencing: 18th July 2022. A minimum of 2 full working days notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
Job Position
Quantity Surveyor/PQS
Estimated Salary
£33,000.00 / year
Postal Code
Ruislip HA4 6NG, UK
Post date
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