Share this Job

Senior Cost Engineer

Apply now »

Date: 01-Dec-2021

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

Senior Cost Engineer
Remote with regular travel to Devonport, Plymouth

Cavendish Nuclear


Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit two experienced Senior Cost Engineers to support on major infrastructure projects across the Devonport naval base in Plymouth which is one of the largest of its kind in Western Europe.


Our parent company, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment. Due to the nation’s naval demands there is heavy investment into upgrading a variety of facilities to support current and future vessels, and Cavendish Nuclear are playing a key role in the highly complex delivery of these programmes. 


The Senior Cost Engineer is responsible for applying requirements management , budgeting & cost control , financial management , change management and benefits management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M.


You will have the ability to developing and agree scope/budgets for projects and/or programmes and controlling forecast and actual costs against them. This includes the provision of risk & opportunity analysis on these budgets and change management.


This is a highly rewarding position working within a market leading nuclear engineering organisation. We support both UK and international programmes with a range of services and strive to be best in class across our various contracts.
What do I need to be able to do the role?


You will need to have extensive experience with applying budgeting and cost control in a complex environment as well as Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3-4/JCT etc) including resolution of claims and disputes.

We would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:
• Experience managing and controlling financial change management on the project and assurance of alignment with the business/contractual requirements.
• Knowledge of developing/implementing and maintaining Project Baseline Budgets incl Control Account.
• Provision of internal and external financial performance & cost reports including earned value and variation analysis.
• Management and control of cost risk budget and drawdown and input into the risk management process.


What else do I need to know?


• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• The role is on a permanent basis.
• Location can be flexible with regular travel to Plymouth. Overnight stays and travel expenses will be covered by the Cavendish Nuclear.


About Cavendish Nuclear

Cavendish Nuclear brings together much of the UK’s rich nuclear heritage to create one of the largest specialist nuclear services organisations, at home and abroad. With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000 we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally and are trusted to deliver the highest standards of safety, quality, security and environmental protection for our customers.


We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group. As one of four Sectors in the Group, our growth aspirations are to take Cavendish Nuclear from a £700m revenue company to a £1bn revenue business by 2022. Our business is founded on the three cornerstones of safety, people and performance - zero harm, one inclusive culture and 100% delivery on our promises. Our mission is simple and drives our behaviour in everything that we do:


We believe that this is strategically imperative to ensure the long term success of the nuclear sector in the UK and will greatly enhance our ability to export the broader UK nuclear industry capability.


Application Guidance

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.
If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.



Job Segment: Engineer, Nuclear Engineering, Change Management, Engineering, Management