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Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/12/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from New Build, through Operations and Maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste disposal.

The Role:
• The Cost Engineer will be providing advice on suitable terms and conditions for contracts
• Drafting commercial qualifications for tender submissions
• Estimating
• Setting up and operating project cost control
• Compiling and agreeing assessments/valuations
• Producing and presenting project commercial reports
• Project forecasting will also be involved in the Cost Engineer role.
• Notifying, valuing and agreeing variations with client and engineering teams
• Subcontract enquiries, setting up subcontracts and managing subcontract accounts
• Minimum Bsc or equivalent level of qualification is required in a relevant subject e.g. Quantity Surveying etc.
• The Cost Engineer will be PC literate in Microsoft Office suite
• UK Driving licence is essential
• Flexibility to travel to other UK offices and sites on occasion is necessary
• Preferably degree qualified in technical/engineering or project management discipline though not essential
• SC or DV level security clearance is preferred though not essential. All candidates MUST be eligible for security clearance

• The Cost Engineer will show demonstrable competence gained in a Quantity Surveying or similar role within a project delivery environment
• Knowledge and experience of work breakdown structures and their application to large projects
• Knowledge and experience of project cost monitoring techniques e.g. Earned Value
• The Cost Engineer will have an understanding of contract conditions for supply of professional services and their implications for estimating would be an advantage e.g. reimbursable day rates, fixed price contracts
• Ideally experienced within a construction industry e.g civil, electrical or mechanical engineering disciplines
• A fundamental understanding of the Project Lifecycle is essential

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
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