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  • Job reference: RMS0178131

Cost Planning and Estimating

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/04/2017
  • Duration: tbc
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The Role:
The Company

An international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 5,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa & India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Opportunity

Be a part of our Programme Management Consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where we oversee major events & infrastructure programmes of work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

The Role

Commercial Roles - Cost Planning and Estimating

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions for Commercial people with a significant focus on pre-construction cost advice, (with potential for post construction commercial activities in the future) to be based in Gloucester for a major New Build Nuclear power station.

Responsibilities Include

 Management of the Estimating and Cost planning Process for the whole or a section of works.
 Setting an Estimating plan and strategy with the team and ensuring compliance
 Preparing Initial cost plans at Pre-Concept and Concept stages
 Refining the Cost plans through all stages to detailed design arriving at full estimates
 Quantification
 Liaising with specialists and contractors to obtain cost advice and data
 Benchmarking both cost and functional spaces and quantities.
 Cost data analysis , including researching appropriate cost data for use within the estimates and refining to reflect project specific requirements
 Identifying key cost drivers and briefing the team to drive design to a solution within budget
 Producing reports at various stages
 Working with design and construction teams and providing commercial and cost advice
 Change control contribution to ensure budgets reflect the current scope
 Challenge and contribute to alternative solutions to ensure budgets are maintained
 Value management and Value Engineering, commercial input
 Understanding of three point estimating techniques including application of levels of uncertainty, risk, and modelling of estimates
 Ability to produce cost plans and estimates that take into account site specific requirements, construction methods, and allowances for temporary and abortive works.
 Ability to develop estimating and cost planning risk models and assess the potential time and cost impact of same
 Understanding of cost drivers associated with major projects and the impact these could have on cost plans and estimates
 Ability to determine, define, and record all assumptions, exclusions, data sources, and caveats

The Requirements

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

 Experience in the Construction Industry either in Major Civils or Buildings or both
 Working in a Nuclear Environment is an advantage but not essential
 Major projects experience an advantage
 Extensive Estimating or Cost planning experience with a Contractor or Consultancy
 Worked previously with Design teams with understanding of what drives design decisions
 Ability to analyse cost and quantity data including key drivers
 Researching data and ability to analyse and adjust for specific cost drivers such as location etc.
 Working as a team member alongside the Project Manager to help drive projects to the right solutions within budget.
 Understanding and experience of Benchmarking
 Ability to build estimates from first principles
 Producing estimates from benchmark data and limited information.
 Working with detailed design to produce estimate
 Working with limited design information with ability to understand what is not detailed on the drawings
 Understanding and experience of estimating systems including CATO
 Be able to present work in a clear and concise manner
 Preparation of reports which are clear and identify key messages and costs
 Presentations to clients and stakeholders if required
 Measurement for buildings and/or Civil engineering


 Degree Qualified Preferred - Quantity Surveying or appropriate related
 Professional Qualifications likely to have or preferred - RICS / CIOB / ICE

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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