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Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Senior Cost Engineer
Location: Warrington
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34608
Job Purpose

At this level a Senior Cost Engineer (PMO Cost Specialist (Advanced)) is responsible for applying requirements management , budgeting & cost control , financial management , change management and benefits management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M.

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.

Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
• Develop/implement and maintain the Project Baseline Budgets incl Control Account Plans/Responsibility Assignment Matrix and WBS Dictionary (SOW).
• 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 cost risk budget and drawdown and input into the risk management process.
• Management and control of financial change management on the project and assurance of alignment with the business/contractual requirements.
• Provision of internal and external financial performance & cost reports including earned value and variation analysis.

Company/Industry Knowledge:
• Significant experience of applying budgeting & cost control in a complex environment
• Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
• Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3-4/JCT etc…) including resolution of claims and disputes
• Previous experience of supervisory / line management in cost estimating, cost engineering or project controls environment
• Advanced knowledge of cost management techniques
• Advanced knowledge of Earned Value Management
• Advanced Estimating
• Quantity surveying
• Quantitative risk analysis experience
• Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out


Qualifications :
• HNC level qualification (or equivalent) in cost engineering or quantity surveying
• Ideally a bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
• ECITB QCF Level 5 Diploma in Cost Engineering (Cost Control)
• Have an professional qualification and membership (eg APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)

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.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing Date: 12th May 2021

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