Cost Specialist

Employees of Iv
Business area Consultancy, Design & Engineering
Discipline Civil
Experience Experienced Professional
Hours 40 Hours
Location Sliedrecht

This is the job for you.


Do impressive projects such as the IJmuiden Sea Lock or the Oosterweel link (the new ring road near Antwerp) make your heart beat faster? Do you want to help make the Netherlands more sustainable by building the largest wind farms and extending the life of infrastructure, and would you like to work on large-scale dike reinforcements to ensure that the Netherlands remains dry and safe? Then come and work with us as a Cost Specialist. For larger multidisciplinary projects, your role will be central to the establishment of integral project costs.


You will prepare complete cost estimates based partly on input from the team's cost specialists. Advising sector heads, project managers, and project leaders will be at the heart of your role as a cost specialist at Iv. Of course, that is not all. Your role also involves identifying and advising on sizeable and/or risky components, and you will also be partly responsible for determining the strategy and associated actions. You understand the importance of motivating, guiding, coaching and advising project leaders and project managers on cost. As a Cost Specialist, you are a vital link in the design process, and you enjoy communicating and collaborating effectively at all levels.

Iv provides tailor-made and innovative designs and advice for constructing and maintaining sustainable infrastructure. You may already be familiar with our involvement in the new IJmuiden sea lock, the Zandhazen Bridge or the design of the Panama Canal lock gates. By developing and applying the latest technologies, we offer ready-made and sustainable solutions for not only today's societal challenges but also those of tomorrow! We provide integral advice for steel and concrete civil engineering works, hydraulic engineering, spatial planning, upkeep, traffic and infrastructure installations and railways. We also offer specialist services in spatial measurement and monitoring structures, RAMS and risk management, asset management, systems engineering, contract management, project management, and supervision.

What do we expect from you?

You have a higher vocational/university level degree (HBO/WO) in a Civil or Business Administration/Economic field and five to ten years of work experience as a cost specialist, preferably in the Civil Engineering sector. In addition, you have extensive experience in calculating multidisciplinary projects with a minimum contract value of 25 million euros. With your experience and expertise, we assume you have strong skills in performing numerical analyses and working accurately. As with all our projects throughout Iv, you will also receive the freedom to develop and put forward your own creative solutions. Unsurprisingly, our work sometimes involves working under (time) pressure and tight deadlines, but neither is a problem for you.

What do we have to offer you?

A challenging and varied job at the most diverse engineering company in the Netherlands! With over 900 specialists all sharing the same passion for technology, we work on solutions for the greatest technical challenges within the most diverse projects.


Iv is a globally operating engineering company that undertakes the most challenging technical issues! Our engineers have unique knowledge within the sectors and disciplines in which we operate, such as Industry, Infrastructure & Traffic, Buildings & Installations, Handling, Offshore & Energy, Maritime and Water. No challenge is too complex for us. Working at Iv means working in an organisation where every day is different. We are a club of people with a genuine passion for our profession, and we take great pleasure in our work: Our expert knowledge of technology enables us to achieve the utmost for our clients.


At Iv, we believe in the importance of being a good match for all our colleagues. We work hard but, of course, give something in return. For example, an annual bonus of 7%, profit-sharing, a flexible pension scheme, a fixed travel allowance, a work-from-home allowance, and various career and promotion opportunities in the form of education, courses, and training. Something else that also holds great importance to us is that we love to go out together. For example, visiting the UEFA European Championships and FIFA World Cup is a customary tradition within Iv.


In addition, we offer flexible Employment Terms and Conditions with which you can determine the composition of your employment package yourself. A higher monthly salary? Maybe opt for your bonus and holiday pay to be paid monthly! Leave days over? Sell them! Need more leave days? Buy additional days! This is how Iv facilitates a better match with you!