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Date: 04-Dec-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Job Title:   Junior Cost Engineer
Location:   Warrington
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum 
Role Type: Permanent, Full-Time


Here at Cavendish Nuclear, we are currently recruiting for a Junior Cost Engineer to join our; working for our Characterisation Business located in Warrington, which supports major complex decommissioning programmes at the Sellafield site. Sellafield is a large multi-function nuclear site close to Seascale on the coast of Cumbria, England.
In this role, you will be responsible for the production of budgets & forecasts, cost control, sales invoicing, cash receipts and reporting under supervision primarily in non-complex situations.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an individual who is from a Finance background and someone who is able to communicate with project managers, budget holders and financial accountants on a regular basis. You can also be someone who’s completed a degree, in a related field and you’re looking for a position to begin your career in cost engineering, from another sector in the finance industry. You will also need to be skilled with Microsoft Excel, as much of your work and reports will depend on your competency of using Excel; alongside with how quickly you can produce the relevant work from it. 

What will you be doing?
Your duties will include:
•    Develop/implement and maintain the Project Budget / Estimate, WBS, SAP sales orders and purchase requisitions.
•    Responsible for the monitor, control and validation of project’s accruals and commitments and the control of resource and financial forecast data.
•    Management and control of financial change management on the project and assurance of alignment with the business/contractual requirements; manage cost risk budget and drawdown as part of the risk management process.
•    Provision of financial performance & cost reports including variation analysis.
•    Management of the cash flow cycle, responsible for payment applications and raising invoices, resolving any payment issues.

The experience you’ll bring
 Highly experienced within Microsoft Excel.
•    Experience applying budgeting & cost control.
•    Awareness of various contracting methodologies (Fixed Price, Reimbursable, Target Cost etc).
•    Good understanding of financial implications, which affect profit & loss accounts, balance sheet and cash (Accruals, Prepayments, Payments on Account etc).
•    Project/Task lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.

What a role with Cavendish offers? 
 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays
•    Pension Plan matched contributions up to 7%
•    Opportunity to participate in a discretionary flexible benefits scheme
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.

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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.
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