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Senior Cost Engineer

Senior Cost Engineer

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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


Costain supports Energy Nuclear Generation to maximise the lifespan of its eight UK nuclear power stations. Under the three-year contract, which started from April 2017, Costain's role is to provide project controls and commercial managed services to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF's eight UK nuclear power stations. As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDFs Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.


We are looking to add a Senior Cost Engineer to the team who will be responsible for providing cost management support to the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation work portfolio and will monitor, control and forecast the costs during the Project lifecycle. The main focus will be to work with Project Managers to manage project costs and their integration with the management of risk, change and the schedule in accordance with EDF Energy Generation Company standards and processes.

What will I be doing?

  • Control, monitor, analyse and report cost related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
  • Implement the correct and appropriate cost management tool for the project in accordance with CTO Programme Office processes/templates.
  • Ensure all cost and contract transactions on a project are understood and managed in an appropriate way.

  • Ensure all variances to the cost baseline are communicated in a timely manner.

  • Monitor, control and analyse the project cost information, identify variances and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager with possible alternatives. Prepare specific reports to facilitate challenge and analysis to meet the project’s specific needs.

About you

  • Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in a cost related discipline or relevant experience.
  • MACostE desirable.
  • Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle.
  • Ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work.

  • Proficient in the use of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools.

  • Proficient in the use of Earned Value Analysis.

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.