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.
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
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.
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.