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  • Job reference: RMS0103554

Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/03/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/03/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
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The Role:
Assigning tasks to junior and assistant on a daily basis
Assisting in the training of the business services graduates
Understand the corporate and contract specific cost procedures and carry out all work in accordance with these
Study and understand all relevant project documents relating to the cost management of allocated projects
Work with all relevant project and discipline personnel to ensure that cost control procedures are in place
Assist with setting up projects within computerised cost system to agreed format
Assist on establishing projects control budgets based on the client approved project control estimate
Assisting project management in identifying and gaining approval of estimates/change requests
Reviewing cost equipment and expenditure information, for input to the computerised cost control and reporting system on a weekly basis and ensuring that all information received is accurate and correctly input.
Producing regular cost reports and advising management of any forecast cost overruns as soon as possible to allow corrective actions to be taken in a timely manner. Highlighting areas of concern and suggesting areas of improvement
Maintaining comprehensive accessible registers of financial approvals, variations and change orders.
Review project manhours and the allocation of manhours in conjunction with planning on a weekly basis
Liaising with the finance department with regards to establishing monthly evaluation of work done, goods received and services rendered for invoice preparation and verification
Ensure that all cost related work is in compliance with the contract
Maintain rates within computerised cost system ensuring they are up to date and all rate uplifts are implemented
Maintain a good working knowledge of relevant corporate cost software
Ensure that adequate control of commitment is in place
Support senior and lead cost personnel as appropriate
Supervise junior and assistant personnel, including checking their work
Assist in the training of business service graduates in the completion of their cost learning objectives
Liaise with other disciplines in the control and forecasting of budgets and ensuring that all scopes including change requests are included
Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
Ensure that the corporate and project specific change control procedures are being adhered to
Assist cost department on reporting how the change control effort is impacting on the project
Maintain a clean and tidy work area
Become aware of and adhere to all health and safety guidelines
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