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Cost Engineer

Posted: 9 Nov 2020 Closes: 8 Jan 2021
Cumbria-Barrow-in-Furness, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5126

About Costain and your project.

We are looking for a Cost Engineer who will be responsible for providing cost management support to our project work portfolio and will monitor, control and forecast the costs during the project lifecycle. The main focus will be to work with Project Managers to manage project costs and their integration with the management of risk, change and the schedule. The successful candidate need not be a deep specialist in cost if they also have a broad base of overall project controls experience and understand how to integrate cost into the whole.

Security clearance is highly desirable; ability to obtain SC is essential.

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

What will I be doing?
  • Control, monitor, analyse and report cost related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
  • Implement the correct and appropriate cost management tool for the project in accordance with CTO Programme Office processes/templates.
  • Ensure all cost and contract transactions on a project are understood and managed in an appropriate way.
  • Ensure all variances to the cost baseline are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Monitor, control and analyse the project cost information, identify variances and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager with possible alternatives. Prepare specific reports to facilitate challenge and analysis to meet the project's specific needs.
About you
  • Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in a cost related discipline or relevant experience
  • MACostE desirable
  • Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle
  • Ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work
  • Proficient in the use of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools
  • Proficient in the use of Earned Value Analysis
  • Security clearance is highly desirable; ability to obtain SC is essential.
Final Statement

Why work for us?

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.

Our employee benefits

We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits. As well as a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a comprehensive core benefits package which includes:

  • Group Pension Plan, to help you save for the future
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help employees and their families balance the pressures of work and home life
  • Incentive payments to recognise high-performance
  • Life assurance, to help protect your loved ones financially
  • Funded membership to a professional Institute
  • Private healthcare and dental packages
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership, to keep you as fit and as healthy as you can be
  • Volunteering days, so you can give back to your local community
  • Save as You Earn (SAYE) scheme, that lets you save towards buying shares in Costain

Costain, and the Armed Forces

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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