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Senior Project Cost Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title:     Senior Project Cost Engineer
Location:     Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation:     £ 37,908.00 + Benefits
Role Type:     Full time / Permanent 
Job ID:         SF43632



Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in an ambitious team of high performing project professionals that enables you to grow and develop? If so, we are growing and looking for exciting new talent on our journey. The mission of Babcock Nuclear Facilities is to deliver capable facilities in support of safe delivery of the submarine programme.  


Who we are looking for?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Project Management Office (PMO) with responsibility for the delivery of project cost control services across the Nuclear Facilities Maintenance Programme (£20m-£30m per annum). The Nuclear Facilities Maintenance Programme is experiencing considerable growth as part of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) contract and significant CAPEX investment programme. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a highly capable and motivated team as we continue to grow and deliver complex outputs in support of the UK submarine programme. This role will suit candidates with a background in finance, accountancy, project management and project controls; looking for a change in direction and a strong desire to develop themselves, as well as people with existing project experience as a project cost engineer.


What will you be doing?
Covering a wide range of projects, the successful candidates shall be responsible for providing professional Cost Control and Cost Management services across the Nuclear Facilities Maintenance Programme. The role will provide a key interface between commercial, engineering, construction, projects and supply chain functions to aid the effective cost performance of the projects undertaken. Other responsibilities may include:
•    Assisting the Project/Programme Managers in all aspects of Project Cost Control
•    Prepare and deliver all necessary internal and external cost control reports and documentation (including monthly CAPEX finance submissions)
•    Coordinate and develop project/programme annual-spend projections, cost reconciliations and variance analyses
•    Coordinate and develop project work-in-progress (WIP), commitment and estimate at complete (EAC) forecasts


The experience you’ll bring

We’re looking for an experienced accountant who has an ambition to go in to Project Management. Someone with a finance background but no project management to date. 


The following attributes are considered essential for this role:
•    BSc, BEng, MEng or equivalent experience in engineering / project / construction management / finance or other related field
•    A postgraduate qualification is also desirable, as is membership of a professional body
•    Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
•    Advanced knowledge of cost management techniques
•    Have intermediate to advanced Excel skills, good knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
•    Have a professional qualification (e.g APM/ACOSTE/RICS or equivalent)


You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 

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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing date: 27/05/2022


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