Cost Engineer/Cost Estimator - Defence

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £42.00 per hour + Ltd company

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Cost Engineer/Cost Estimator with a defence/nuclear engineering background required to work closely with the Project Controls Manager and be responsible for all of the programme cost estimates.

Within the Programme Definition and Design (PDD) Phase, key areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to the following:

Producing budgetary forecasts - to meet the annual budgeting cycle (ABCs), potentially every quarter, this is likely to be one major update with minor updates thereafter.
Undertaking trade studies - investment appraisals in support of the key design decisions to be made.
Business case submissions - generating the estimates, evidence and arguments to support future business cases.
Ad-hoc activities - undertaking work as required by the team leader, SDA finance, etc.
Cost modelling - developing and maintaining cost models to support the above areas, including working with partner companies to develop/identify a Joint Cost Model solution as part of the Cost of Ownership workstream to include inputs from partner companies .

A key area of responsibility for the Cost Estimator will be to provide estimates for design options and to estimate cost deltas as a result of system & component specifications, standards & performance requirements to support the cost reduction initiatives and system down selection decisions.

Key Tasks

ABC Submissions
Programme cost profiling
System level cost estimates.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.