Permanent Project Cost Engineer

Job Title: Permanent Project Cost Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP - Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1610-15_1491562339
Contact Name: Amanda Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 07, 2017 11:52

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a Project Cost Engineer for a nuclear MoD establishment in Reading. The post is permanent and is paying competitively from £30,000 - £39,000 per annum plus benefits, dependent on experience.

Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment and must hold a British Passport and UK residency for the past 10 years or more to qualify.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities
* Utilising Primavera, responsible for maintaining direct work's budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the project planner and project manager and adhering to the monthly business rhythm
* Accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with the project team, integrated with the Risk Specialist, Project Controls Manager, Project Planner and Project Manager
* Responsible for reviewing actual costs against budgetary and forecast figures, including investigating variances, to establish the financial consequences of variance and provide trend analysis
* Responsible for supporting proposal activities and regular Estimate at Complete (EAC) reviews
* Responsible for the production of: Monthly cost reports, Cost plans, Value of work in progress / commitments and supplier value of work done
* Responsible for supporting the month-end process
* Responsible for the analysis of the estimate of key quantities
* Responsible for providing cost engineering input into the: Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) change control process, Peer reviews and Risk and Opportunity process
* Responsible for collating documentation and data in support of internal and external audit
* Responsible for the production of cost engineering deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
* Responsible for ensuring understanding of responsibilities and demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with the company's environmental, health, safety, security, quality and ethics standards
* Accountable for assuring the quality of Cost Engineering deliverables
* Accountable for continuously improving daily ways of working within own area of responsibility
* Responsible for personal workload and ensuring all deadlines are met
* Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management

* Consistently demonstrates positive behaviours in relation to environment, safety, health, security and quality in line with the 'Our ESH Culture' framework
* Deals with others professionally and respectfully taking into consideration individuals' needs, background and experiences
* Demonstrates high standards of integrity, honesty and fairness
* Supports new ways of working
* Fosters good team morale

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
* Knowledge and experience of using best practice cost engineering processes and tools in a complex, project environment
* Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, e.g. NEC3, GC Works
* Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
* Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) processes and procedures preferable
* Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques preferable
* Experience of coaching and mentoring others preferable
* Competent in independent assurance - The ability to undertake an independent assessment of the evidence file supporting an investment, and to make appropriate recommendations
* Competent in performance analysis - The ability to analyse different types of performance data and provide insight and recommendation on performance, e.g. earned value, performance forecasting
* Competent in project planning - The ability to create and maintain a project plan in order to manage a project throughout its lifecycle
* Working towards competence in requirements management - The ability to capture requirements and assumptions with associated acceptance criteria
* Working towards competence in risk, Issue & Opportunity Management - the ability to objectively identify and analyse the impact of risks and opportunities to the organisation. This includes qualitative and quantitative assessment
* Competent in project estimating - The ability to create a project estimate, based on scope, technical specification and sources of cost information
* Competent in project cost engineering - The ability to utilise cost engineering techniques to manage and control project costs throughout its lifecycle
* Competent in earned value management - The ability to apply Earned Value Management tools and techniques to interpret associated inputs and metrics; providing timely insight and recommendations on project and programme performance
* Competent in long range planning - The ability to create and maintain a long range plan to enable comprehensive and realistic forecasting, providing a sound basis for management decision making
* Working towards competence in business modelling - The ability to use statistical modelling techniques to provide confidence in business plans and processes

* Degree or HND / HNC in appropriate business or technical discipline preferable, or a proven level of experience
* Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP) preferable
* Membership of relevant professional body, or working towards membership, (e.g. RICS, ACostE, APM, PMI) preferable

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Agency.


This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.