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Engineering Cost Management


Engineering Cost Management

The Engineering Cost Management (ECM) business operates as an independent specialist entity within RLB. We provide estimating, procurement, quantity surveying, cost management, and contract administration services to the mining and minerals, infrastructure, engineering, oil & gas, and power & energy sectors of the industry. We deliver a cost management service that fine-tunes the balance between project delivery and your cost objectives. With a dedicated team of experts, RLB can guide your engineering, mining or infrastructure project from idea to realisation, ensuring excellence every step of the way.

Elevate your project’s success

Our specialist team at ECM provides a proactive approach to quantity surveying and contract management, ensuring that you, along with the professional team are kept up-to-date through regular monitoring and reporting on the financial status of projects and potential risks. This allows the project management team to have consistent transparency of costs which are fully auditable, along with the benefit of early identification of possible cost overruns and/or under-runs, providing adequate opportunity for the consideration of mitigation measures where necessary.

Empower your project with tailored excellence

In our experience, successful projects hinge on effective controls, proactive planning, cohesive teamwork, and mutual respect. RLB’s approach to any project is to ensure that your objectives are reached through positive interaction between all parties involved, along with the clear identification of specific roles and responsibilities, and an early establishment of project operating procedures and reporting requirements. RLB strives to be flexible and adjustable to your specific needs for each project, and we select our teams to ensure that these objectives are met.

Get your project off to the best start

In the crucial design development and estimating stage, our dedicated QS team will play a pivotal role. Leveraging their experience, and a comprehensive cost database, they'll offer insights into local nuances and specific cost considerations. We're committed to identifying potential project and design risks that might impact time and cost, establishing effective strategies to manage and mitigate risks. Active participation of our QS team in the design phase ensures rigorous scrutiny of designs, specifications, and budgets. We'll closely collaborate to deliver accurate budget estimates for various scopes of work, aiming for inclusive estimates that match your design vision and approval.

Enhance procurement through fresh perspectives

Laying the foundation for a well-defined procurement strategy in the initial stages of the project is paramount. RLB is committed to working closely with you and your project team to craft the most effective procurement strategy and plan. We will tailor contractual arrangements to be incorporated into the enquiry documents. Our dedicated procurement experts, well versed in various contract forms including FIDIC and NEC3, enhance the process with fresh perspectives and tailored guidance, elevating the value and precision of your procurement journey.

Opt for excellence in contract management

Our comprehensive post-contract QS and contract administration service is designed to add value to your projects and to drive successful outcomes, aiming for timely completion, budget adherence, and flawless final results. Our service spans the proactive oversight of construction contracts, from inception to closure, ensuring that you and the professional team have consistent transparency of contractual matters and costs, which are fully auditable and kept up to date through regular monitoring and reporting.

Integrate budgets with bold objectives

At ECM we have set up a cost and contract management strategy to ensure that peripheral impacts caused by an aggressive project schedule and strict cash flow targets can be met. The importance of having a seamless flow of communication between site and office efforts is critical to ensuring our ability to service the needs of your project.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges



Enabling the expansion of world-changing engineering

Located approximately 180 kilometres north-west of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and 60 kilometres from the Walikale Centre is one of the world’s biggest tin deposits, the Bisie Tin Project.

Engineering Cost Management


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