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  • Title:

    Senior Cost Engineers

  • Location:

    Reading

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Kalina Quelch

  • Contact email:

    kquelch@belcan.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000022931_1641384861

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    18 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-04

  • Startdate:

    ASAP subject to clearance

Sitec - a Belcan company are currently looking to recruit three Senior Cost Engineers for a Defence establishment in Reading. The posts are for an estimated 18 month contract initially and are paying competitively on an hourly basis

Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain UK Security Clearance.

The positions have been deemed Inside of IR35.

Key requirements and essential skills for the role:

Prepare, monitor and control of forecasts and budgets for specified projects, including change control.
Interrogate systems and performance to ascertain actual expenditure and project accruals as needed.
Preparation of cost reports, including trend analysis and early warnings where necessary
Conduct full and detailed SPI, CPI variance analysis and subsequent root cause analysis, followed by provision of narrative, recommendations & recovery planning in accordance with monthly reporting timescales

Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement appropriate procedures, processes and systems to ensure the quality and consistency of data.
  • Task manage capacity and deployment of Business Management team members in support of Group Leaders.
  • Prepare, monitor and control of forecasts and budgets for specified projects, including change control.
  • Interrogate systems and performance to ascertain actual expenditure and project accruals as needed.
  • Preparation of cost reports, including trend analysis and early warnings where necessary.
  • Perform and support other Cost Engineer requirements as requested.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct full and detailed SPI, CPI variance analysis and subsequent root cause analysis, followed by provision of narrative, recommendations & recovery planning in accordance with monthly reporting timescales.
  • Establish the Project Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) and lead on the preparation of cost studies utilising historical data. Developing benchmarking information to meet specific needs.
  • Provide trended data to the Project Manager based on performance to date and emerging trends including making recommendations.
  • Tracking manpower productivity and analysing time booked to projects including resource usage vs. planned, resource constraints, etc. and make any relevant recommendations to the Project Manager.

Qualifications required: Good standard of general education, including business / project management qualification or equivalent or proven level of experience

Is home/remote working an option? Yes but not full time, some attendance on site will be required

This vacancy is being advertised by Belcan