Cost Engineer Security Clearance Essential
Contract Term: 18-months
Contracting Authority: AWE
Location: Aldermaston 2 days week
What if you could work on something that you can't test… but cannot afford to fail? Something that could have spent years on a submarine, is launched into outer space (where the temperature is below -250c), comes hurtling through the atmosphere, being heated up and shaken and then must work? Some challenge.
That's exactly what the team of over 6,500 people at AWE do every day: delivering important work, in support of the most important mission - keeping the nation safe.
AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Their role in nuclear deterrence and their specialist technical assistance to nuclear threat reduction is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK. Working to support the defence of our country, AWE has a clear mission: to keep everyone, the environment, their products and information, sites, and everything around them, safe and secure.
As a Cost Engineer, you will be working in Project Controls with responsibility for all aspects of Cost within one of the Programme Controls Teams. You will be responsible for the establishment, development, maintenance of timely, accurate cost data, and reports, including forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP).
All of this will support the project in minimising the Estimate At Completion (EAC) for the Programme in accordance with best value
A typical day for a Cost Engineer could look like this:
Production and maintenance of accurate cost and cash forecasts in alignment with the Cost Assessment of all changes and accurate representation of approved changes within the Programme budgets
Assisting with the development of cost systems and reports to ensure delivery of Project objectives.
Maintenance all cost data for the Programme within the financial control system.
Provision of timely and focussed cost reporting for the Programme to key stakeholders.
Accurate assessment of the EAC for the Programme
Ensuring that earned value techniques and indices are correctly implemented in the Programme.
Comparison and analysis of trends within the Programme and identification of risk and opportunities
Review, acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts provided by Tier 1 Contractors and suppliers.
Adherence to governance and Cost standards and procedures
Ensuring all Project documents, Sensitive Nuclear Information, is correctly marked, and protected in accordance with AWE policies and procedures.
Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status
Success in a Project Controls environment or similar Cost role on a major construction project
Adept with tech such as Cost tools, Excel, and IT
Building rapport and creating great relationships
Motivating and building teams
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AWE's ambition is to create workplaces that recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and where people feel able to be themselves at work. They strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants.
As a member of the disability confident scheme, AWE guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.
AWE is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.
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In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following "this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.
Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.