Cost Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Job Description
My client is a leading global construction consultancy whose experts work with organisations to deliver maximum value from their assets.

Working on many of the world's largest programmes from our global network of 104 offices, our 4000+ staff shape our industry. We help our clients save money with our programme, project and cost management services.

We also provide an integrated suite of management services to deliver assets that improve the performance of our clients' businesses.

Together with our set of specialist asset and property management services, we put passion into applying new ideas throughout the asset life cycle. Using our skills, processes and knowledge we provide industry leading services to our clients.

We are currently looking to recruit Cost Engineer to undertake duties on a number of high profile projects with our partners and clients within sectors: Defence, Rail, Utilities, Nuclear, Defence, Highways and Environment. The role is to join our expanding Bristol and South West team on some of the region's most high profile projects.

Job Objectives
Implement, administer and maintain cost control system and procedures to track project budgets, commitments, expenditures and forecasts for projects of medium complexity and value
Assist in the preparation and review of cost estimates
Provide cost information to support decision and alternative selection
Evaluate contractor invoices prior to submission for pre approval
Utilize information from Cost Capture System and input to cost report and validation of spending
Evaluate and analyze fee proposals / bids and provide recommendation for decision making
Provide forecasts and cash flow analysis
Maintain and manage the cost report and provide regular updates on financial position
Assist in the development, validation and maintenance of the project schedule
Assist in developing reporting tracking tools and generates cost reports on regular basis including evaluation of earned value
Support the coordination of the Change Management process for the project
Build intricate spreadsheets to enable fast and accurate data manipulation of large datasets
Extract data from several sources, transforming it to fit operational needs
Reconcile data to support complete accuracy and creates a clean audit trail

Required Skills
Computer literacy in Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Knowledge and Proficiency with multiple discipline specific software applications such as SAP, Sage etc.
Demonstrable Project Cost Control techniques.
Able to coordinate and work with other teams and have basic multi-disciplinary knowledge.
Good research and analytical skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Professional working knowledge of Project Controls software and tools.