Lead Cost Engineer

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £475 per day

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Purpose of the Job

Recruiting for 2 x Lead Cost Engineers to work for a leading client in the Rail Industry across various station in the London area.

Principal Accountabilities

Responsible that all cost data is recorded, analysed and reported as per the approved procedures and guidance notes on behalf of the Project Manager.

To actively manage and support the Cost Engineers working within the Project, so that they are able to meet their own deliverables in terms of quality and timeliness.

Responsible that the Cost Management database is maintained correctly and ensures that forecast and budgeted costs align with cost flows for EV purposes.

Responsible for weekly and period reporting requirements are met.

Participates in re-forecasts as required by the Programme.

Provide guidance and direction to Contractors to ensure compliance with the Contract.

Interface with contract administration on contract issues and status of changes. Provides assistance with assessment of changes.

Participate and manage the preparation of cost studies utilising historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. To help innovate and develop new techniques as required to meet specific needs.

Assists projects in identifying and assessing changes.

Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies.

Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.

Person Specification

Experience and demonstrated skill in cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis.

Construction experience as a Cost Engineer preferable.

Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated skill in presenting cost engineering information to management/clients.

Proven skills in the efficient management of others.

Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems.

Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction and startup work processes.

Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering or Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience.

An advanced level of Excels skills desirable.

An intermediate level of forecasting, scheduling techniques and risk analysis.