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Senior Cost Engineer

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Closes: 14 Dec 2020
Cumbria-Barrow-in-Furness, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_4584

About Costain and your project.

We are looking for Senior 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

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, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we ensure that we are 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.

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.

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