Cost Engineer

Job Title: Cost Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RBCNL5590_1533886479
Contact Name: Rob Bush MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 10, 2018 08:34

Job Description

Sitec are currently recruiting for Cavendish Nuclear and are seeking a Cost Engineer to be based in their offices in Newbury Berkshire on a contract basis for an estimated 12 months.

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, and is the UK's leading nuclear services company.
With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000, Cavendish are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.
Cavendish people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.
Cavendish Nuclear put people first. A role with Cavendish is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When joining Cavendish, you know that's exactly what you'll get.
When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

Principal Tasks & Responsibilities of the Cost Engineer:

o Liaise with project team members to obtain and challenge cost related aspects of project
o Collate, monitor, analyse and report all cost related aspects for project
o Maintain a monthly forecast and EAC and understand any change from month to month
o Maintain project control structures (WBS/CBS) and monitor actual and forecast costs against budgets
o Maintain a close working relationship with the commercial manager to ensure that change control is factored into the project forecasts
o Work closely with the project planner to ensure integration of cost and planning
o Prepare data for and contribute directly into internal business and client reports
o Prepare and produce weekly actual labour reports for project manager
o Prepare monthly application for payment and collate supporting evidence of costs such as timesheets, supplier invoices and staff expense claims
o Maintain a close working relationship with the finance department and collate and submit accruals on a monthly basis

Qualifications/ Skills required of the Cost Engineer:

o Degree Qualified or relevant proven experience within a cost role in the nuclear or similar industry
o Minimum 3 years relevant experience within a cost role in the nuclear industry or similar
o A good level of computing literacy
o A strong working knowledge of MS Excel
o Experience with ERP such as SAP, Oracle or similar
o Sound knowledge of general project controls in a major projects environment
o An awareness of NEC3 or similar type contracts
o Strong communication skills

Security Clearance:
Successful applicants will need a background to enable a security clearance to SC level. This must be held when starting this assignment.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

Nuclear, NEC3

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