Are you a Cost Engineer looking to take the next step in your career? Do you have experience working in a consultancy environment with clients in the defence sector?
tpgroup are a global professional services and technology partner with a unique end-to-end approach in defence, energy and space programmes.
We are looking for a Cost Engineer to join our team in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking team, who are working on sharing innovative solutions.
This position sits within the Consultancy side of our business who work in partnership with the defence sector, national government bodies, international institutions and global prime contractors on enterprise transformation, feasibility analysis, systems engineering, programme delivery and support.
As a Cost Engineering Consultant for tpgroup , you will be providing the evidence to assist your clients make better decisions. This may be working autonomously within customer teams to support business cases with analytical thinking and outcomes, modelling of procurement and in-service costs, or leading workshops with customers and Subject Matter Experts to improve accuracy and understanding of project costs.
Responsibilities will include:
Delivering technical consulting projects.
Identifying and winning work within the Defence sector.
Building new relationships and maintaining relationships with existing customers.
Using and developing problem structuring methods and a variety of tools and techniques, including novel approaches where required.
Working autonomously within customer teams to deliver rapid turn-around analysis or using one of the company's offices as a team hub from which to plan and deliver tasks.
Strong Microsoft Excel skills to enable the development of cost models that satisfy JSP 507 / JSP 655 guidelines.
Knowledge of Investment Appraisals, Trade Studies, Business Cases, and Cost Benefit Analysis to support stage gate approvals.
Good knowledge of statistics in support of parametric modelling, sampling and monte-carlo simulation.
Independent Cost Estimating, experience in methods such as bottom-up, analogous, and parametric techniques in support of both hardware and software systems,
Cost / Schedule Risk Analysis, knowledge of quantitative assessment of uncertainty, cost and schedule risk assessment.
Independent Verification and Validation audit against 3rd party supplied cost models.
Knowledge of Earned Value Management, understanding the techniques and formulas used to create EV outputs. Have experience in managing data and processing the outcomes to deliver analysis of results.
Using logical and analytical thinking to solve complex problems for the client. Strives to deliver ahead of targets.
Working within client teams to influence strategic decision makers whilst delivering practical solutions.
Be a trusted individual who can perform when working as part of a team or when acting independently with support from colleagues.
Be articulate with good presentation and written communication skills.
The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level (or have experience that will enable them to meet ICEAA or AcostE membership criteria).
Preferred but not essential:
Be a member of an appropriate professional body (such as ICEAA, ACostE) and have a desire for further professional development.
Knowledge of and application of Visual Basic.
Experience as a cost management consultant in either the MOD, business and safety critical programmes or public sector project environments.
Application of Risk tools such as @Risk and SEER-H.
In return you will be joining a company who are growing and looking to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career. We will support you in expanding your skills and capabilities and the team around you. Also, we will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.
If you are interested in applying for this role, you must have:
Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company.
T0 gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years' UK residency.