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Cost Manager

  • £42,155 - £51,805
  • Permanent
  • York, UK
  • 17409
The University of York is seeking to recruit a Cost Manager to join its Estates Development Team.

The University of York is a high-performing university where talented students, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies. Since our foundation in 1963, York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe.

To support the realisation of the University Strategy we have embarked on a major new investment programme in our physical and digital infrastructure, the £500m Integrated Infrastructure Plan.    This will see several seminal projects to support our Transformational Initiatives, including a new iconic Student Centre at the heart of the campus, a new home for the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology (PET), and a world-class building to accommodate the new Department of Architecture.  This investment and the associated projects will also be integral to the delivery of the University’s Sustainability Plan, achieving a pathway to net zero by 2030,

To enable the delivery of the Integrated Infrastructure Plan we are seeking to appoint to several important posts within the Estates Development team.

The Cost Manager will play an important role in supporting the delivery of Estates Development projects that emanate from the Integrated Infrastructure Plan. Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the role provides support to the Senior Project Manager and Project Managers on cost management, procurement and contractual matters in the delivery of projects. The role will also support the scoping of new projects and will oversee the costing of these; carrying out feasibility studies, leading on options appraisals and providing procurement strategy advice.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a quantity surveying, cost management or commercial role in the construction and property sector. You will have experience of reporting and providing assurance on projects and programmes from a cost, contract and risk perspective and will relish the challenge of achieving value across a broad range of development and estates management activities.

The role offers the chance to work on a diverse range of industry-leading projects, with high emphasis placed on design quality and sustainability. The University offers a fantastic benefits package including a generous pension scheme (up to 21.6% employer contribution) and annual leave entitlement (38 days including bank holidays), hybrid working, relocation support, access to campus amenities and much more. To learn more, the candidate brochure can be viewed at 

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors at MRG, David Craven ( / 07932717438) and Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010).  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 14 November 2022.  Interviews will take place during w/c 12 December 2022.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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