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Construction Costing Manager

Role: Construction Cost Manager (Feasibility Manager)

Purpose of role: To manage the Commercial Management function of Primark’s development projects in the US to manage business needs and requirements ensuring risk mitigation on our development projects. You will ensure cost leadership through development and management of robust feasibility studies including but not limited to budget preparation and trend analysis. Working as part of the commercial team based in Dublin you will work to develop innovation strategies which will deliver high quality projects at a viable cost to the business while challenging commercial negotiations with developers and third parties
Reports to: Director of Construction

Location: Dublin (international travel required)

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for leading and managing the Commercial aspect of the US Teams ensuring business needs are achieved and works / projects are completed in a timely, cost effective & safe manner
  • Management of US Development Pipeline
  • Oversee timelines, resources and budget development
  • To develop, promote & maintain our 3rd party relationships across the US delivering cost effective partnerships without compromising service excellence
  • Monitor performance and compliance of all 3rd party vendor contractual requirements. Provide direction and leadership and ensure the team is qualified and adequately experience
  • Manage the production of all financial feasibilities in a timely manner and effectively communicate with all relevant stakeholders. Collaborate with Commercial Team to ensure deadlines are achieved for the monthly Property Board
  • To work as part of a highly skilled, experienced & customer focused team in a positive team environment fostering growth and high levels of productivity whilst ensuring performance is aligned to organization standards
  • To build and manage our cost data in the US continually updating our cost management database
  • To work within an operating strategy which promotes safety as a core value to ensure our colleagues & customers enjoy a safe working & shopping environment
  • Ensure Cost Management in the US is consistent with all other regions
  • Ensure a system of periodic quality & audit checks is implemented and take required actions as appropriate
  • Benchmark Primark Development costs and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Embrace our culture of technological innovation.
  • Manage and influence standardized cost modelling for the US
  • Management of cost research of contractual and regulatory implications for the US
  • Contribute to the Value Engineering exercises / Procurement Processes including effective liaison with the commercial team and all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Management of contractual documentation for US development projects.
  • Support Contractor/Consultant prequalification process for US development projects
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Management of strategy of contractual claim issues
  • Contribute to the KPI management system
  • Provide Commercial support to the Construction Teams
  • Cost and programme management of new business initiatives including effective liaison with the commercial team and all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in construction cost management or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in construction cost management
  • Possess a detailed knowledge of construction procedures and bidding processes
  • Experience with planning, design, construction, refurbishment and construction delivery methods
  • Experience in conceptual capital project budgeting and scheduling, project planning and design
Personal Attributes
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines set by management
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview
  • Proven ability in managing sensitive matters whilst ensuring all Primark information remains confidential to the business
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to push back with professionalism. Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the busines
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust

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