• Cost Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Kent-Romney Marsh
    Posted Date 2 months ago(06/12/2018 13:10)
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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.

    What will I be doing?

    • Work closely with Planning to ensure integration of cost and planning artefacts on the project.
    • Continually monitor Project Risk and Change status to maintain current forecast.
    • Control, monitor, analyse and report cost related aspects for designated work packages
    • Implement the correct and appropriate cost management tool for the project in accordance with Project processes/templates.
    • Development of & use of Project Control Structures (CBS, OBS, WBS etc.) to be aligned to the WBS & the original Cost Time Resource (CTR) Pricing Estimates
    • Ensure all cost and contract transactions are understood and managed in an appropriate way and regular communication takes place with finance
    • Liaise with Project team members and contractors with regards to providing detail forecast information on the final outturn of the project or for financial forecasting
    • Monitor, control and analyse the project cost information. Challenge cost variances against the baseline plan with individual task leaders/contractors and/or outside stakeholder management as necessary to enable mitigation.
    • Contribution of analytical skills to assess potential cost challenges or opportunities.
    • Expert in using Microsoft suite of software with particular expertise of Excel and should have had exposure to various bespoke cost management software systems.
    • Create cost collection codes & cost reporting templates in conjunction with the reporting lead
    • Collection and allocation of actual costs and control of approved changes to budget
    • Provide mentorship to our apprentice and Junior Cost Engineer

    About you

    • HND/HNC in a cost related discipline or relevant experience
    • Good attention to detail and time management skills
    • Experienced in the use of SAP finance and Project modules
    • High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills
    • ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work
    • Evidence of a strong engineering background

    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 aim to be 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.


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