Cost Engineer – Defence

Location: Reading

Salary: £58 per hour / 100K per year

Job Type: Contract


In this role you will implement appropriate procedures, processes and systems to ensure the quality and consistency of data.
Task manage capacity and deployment of Business Management team members in support of Group Leaders.
Prepare, monitor and control of forecasts and budgets for specified projects, including change control.
Interrogate systems and performance to ascertain actual expenditure and project accruals as needed.
Preparation of cost reports, including trend analysis and early warnings where necessary.
Perform and support other Cost Engineer requirements as requested.
Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Candidates should have experience in Project Costing and not pure finance

• Conduct full and detailed SPI, CPI variance analysis and subsequent root cause analysis, followed by provision of narrative, recommendations & recovery planning in accordance with monthly reporting timescales.
• Establish the Project Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) and lead on the preparation of cost studies utilising historical data.
• Developing benchmarking information to meet specific needs.
• Provide trended data to the Project Manager based on performance to date and emerging trends including making recommendations.
• Tracking manpower productivity and analysing time booked to projects including resource usage vs. planned, resource constraints, etc. and make any relevant recommendations to the Project Manager

If you are interested in this role, please send us your CV and cover letter.