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Project Controls Engineer

Posted: 9 Sep 2020 Closes: 8 Nov 2020
Aberdeenshire-Aberdeen, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_4857

About Costain and your project.

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, helps to improve people's lives by providing integrated leading edge, digitally optimised smart infrastructure solutions for clients in the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We keep water clean and flowing. We power communities sustainably. We connect and keep the nation moving. We keep our people safe.

We are currently looking for a Project Cost Engineer to join the Aberdeen team on a full time staff basis.

Working closely with our project teams you will play a key role in providing up to date, meaningful reports around project planning and cost management.

You will either be an experienced Project Cost Engineer looking for a new challenge or perhaps you have had previous exposure to the role and are now looking to develop your skills in this area.
What will I be doing?

Role Summary:
  • Generate and manage cost and planning activities and change control related to various Projects.
  • Project reporting, generation of dashboards and other progress data such as cost and schedule 'S' curves etc
  • Communicating with Project Management Team to generate accurate resource forecast histograms
  • Participate in resource forecast meetings using BMS software Powe BI (Training provided)
  • Coordinating / communication Project status with other Costain offices
Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Project Team for generation of Project Cost Estimates and Change Orders
  • Generate and manage baseline plan with critical path activities for all project phases using Primavera P6
  • Generate and manage cost report aligned with baseline plan
  • Generate and maintain the Master Document Register (MDR).
  • Update baseline plan and cost report as per weekly time writing hours and claimed progress
  • Assess and validate claimed progress is aligned with MDR status.
  • Monitor planned and actual spends (hours and cost)
  • Analyze, evaluate and forecast project status against the baseline plan and approved budget, advise if slippage or forecast overspend
  • Support with Project Risk Management with regards to impact to cost and schedule
  • Input to Procurement Status Report, support with Long Lead items and requirements on site / offshore dates
  • Generation of all Project Administration data including:
    • Weekly and Monthly Reports with:
  • KPI's
  • Dashboards
  • Statistics
  • 'S' Curves
  • MDR Status
  • Cost Status
  • Forecast
  • General Narrative
  • Wider Activities include:
    • Upload CTR's into Costain Power BI system
    • Coordination with other Costain offices for centralise resource forecasting using Power BI
    • Support the team for timesheets, time-writing, opening booking codes etc
    • Support to liaison with the Finance department
    • Compliance with relevant Costain Upstream Processes and Procedures
    • Development of templates and tools

About you

  • GCSE / Standard Grade and above
  • Certificate in Project Management such as APM preferred
Technical Experience:

  • Knowledge of Primavera P6, Word and Excel
  • Project Reporting skills
  • Understanding of all Project lifecycle phases from initiation to handover
  • Awareness of discipline engineering teams involved in project execution
  • Previous experience with / exposure to databases
Personal Specification:
  • Good communication skills
  • Pro-active personality
  • Attention to detail
  • Meticulous and methodical with an ability to follow processes and procedures
  • Quality and Customer Focussed
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and to maintain quality of deliverables and meet deadlines
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

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