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Job Description:

Junior Cost Consultant

Reporting to: Senior Cost Consultant

Role and Responsibilities:

CJ Associates has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Cost Consultant to join our Commercial and Programme Management team. We are a member of the Programme Management Partner, of an Alliance framework with National Highways and you will be involved with cost management and reporting of multiple programmes.

You will become part of a growing high performing and highly regarded group who support our clients in delivering complex infrastructure projects. Your role will involve assuring and servicing the cost reporting needs of the programmes, and managing collaborative relationships to ensure that the delivery teams achieve the programme.

Excellent communication skills and a detailed understanding of PRISM, ORACLE and XACTIUM are a must for you to succeed. You must be chartered. These roles will test you and develop you, while increasing your understanding of how we work in preparation for the large more complex schemes in the future, which will provide you with career progression and increased responsibility.

The scope of work will require:

  • Monthly, yearly and out-turn spend accuracy and variance analysis with the ability to provide a detailed narrative of any deviations;
  • Preparation and submission of cashflow forecasting templates to Highways England finance departments;
  • Support with the preparation of the financial section of the Scheme dashboards or other alliance reporting;
  • Obtain ACWP from supply chain and input into the spend report. Undertaking quality checks and assurance;
  • Obtain ETC from supply chain and input into the spend report. Undertaking quality checks and assurance;
  • Spend Report reviews with Project Manager to obtain approval prior to upload in PRISM;
  • PRISM import sheets (ETC, ACWP and ETC Time Phasing) will be created automatically from the spend reports. These will be uploaded into PRISM;
  • Attend WD5 review meeting with PM and PMO to review data inputted into PRISM. Make any requested changes in PRISM;
  • Analysis of Earned Value information to understand and communicate scheme performance;
  • Obtain Earned Value from supply chain programmes and undertake assurance on reported % complete;
  • Import % complete / EV into PRISM. Provide narrative on SPI / CPI where required;
  • Provide data required for Scheme level commercial performance management including requirements of the Balanced Scorecard;
  • Assist and support the Scheme Interface Project Manager respond to cost and commercial queries;
  • Monitoring of Scheme level Purchase Orders for suppliers and highlighting any anticipated issues with regards to supplier payments;
  • Manual accruals;
  • CEMAR monitoring to gain a better understanding of the changes and commercial impact on partners;
  • Manual assessment of Earned Value on schemes that do not have a cost loaded programme and cannot provide earned and planned values from P6.


If you are interested in joining the team please send your CV to HR@cjassociates.co.uk