• Estimator

    Job Locations UK-Suffolk-Leiston
    Posted Date 4 months ago(06/04/2018 12:01)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Project Controls
  • 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 an additional Estimator to the team who will be responsible for supporting the cost estimating needs providing realistic, credible cost estimates for Investment Business Plans and setting programme/project baselines and option decision making.

    What will I be doing?

    • Support the development of an estimate strategy through a gated project process.
    • Prepare and develop estimates and basis of estimates for investment strategy and feasibility studies through a project gated process.
    • Produce estimates in compliance with EDF Energy standards and procedures, and issue estimates in accordance with the project life cycle, including reports specific to project needs.
    • Regular interfacing and integration with the project planner to ensure alignment between estimate and Project Plan.

    • Utilise standard methods and procedures and the expertise of other project professionals to establish total project estimates.

    • Collate and analyse historical cost data for bench-marking purposes.

    • Use and interpret historical cost information (and lessons learnt data) to inform the project cost estimate at each phase of the project

    About you

    • HNC/HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent.

    • MACostE is desirable

    • Technical aptitude with a high level of understanding of project management, engineering, regulatory, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning activities and their relation to project costs

    • An analytical bias with the ability to provide solutions to issues.

    • Ability to interpret technical specifications and engineering drawings of varying complexity.

    • Ability to co-ordinate disparate information into a coherent estimate.

    • Familiar in using recognised methods of measurement.

    • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge & application of Value Management.

    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.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed