Cost Engineer

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  • Location

    Newport, Wales

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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My utilities client is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies, which manages and deliver complex projects, in order to
deliver water and sewerage to its three million plus customers across Wales and England.
You will be involved in a vast array of exciting projects, varying in scale and budget, time and complexity.
Consequently, projects can last from a month to a few years, with budgets from thousands to tens of millions.
We strongly believe that employing people from different personal and professional backgrounds allows us to be at the forefront of an ever shifting employment landscape within Wales. We want to work with the brightest and talented to help us gain a wide range of perspectives and deliver our goals to the highest standards.

Objectives of Job
As a cost manager establish a friendly and professional relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the Capital Delivery Programme we support.
Accurate project cost monitoring, forecasting and reporting to completion in line with budget. Pro-actively monitoring and managing cost variance and contract cash flow, and ensuring that applications are made correctly and in a timely
manner and in accordance with the contract conditions. Collaborating with the client and the contractor teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables and objectives, including programme performance, cost control, value engineering and risk. Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within gateway governance procedures and adopt best practice helping to driving improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets, and closing out final accounts. Proactively providing sound
commercial knowledge and support to all stakeholders

Skills Required
Previous experienced and established Cost Manager in the infrastructure environment or property.
Direct experience of deploying cost management systems and process on major programmes.
Good knowledge and understanding of the NEC3 form of contract (Options A, C & E)
Understanding of risk management techniques.
Technical understanding of construction methods and techniques
Ability to quickly pick up new tasks and use own initiative.
Excellent organisational skills, collaboration and influencing skills.
Ability to complete many tasks simultaneously to meet strict deadlines or with multiple and changing priorities in a high-volume environment.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.