Senior Cost Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment
West Berkshire
Closing date
25 May 2021

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AWE are currently recruiting for Senior Cost Engineers to join our Finance and Business Management team. As a Senior Cost Engineer, you'll ensure that a quality Cost Engineering service is delivered to projects by leading and task managing the team of Cost Engineers and Financial Analysts.

Location - Reading area

Package - Salary based on experience

AWE offers a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme with a range of employee benefits is also available.

You'll be part of an integrated Project Controls Team responsible for contributing to the production of project budgets, monthly cost reports, cost forecasts, assessments of value of work in progress and supplier value of work done. You'll also have input into the investment approval and change control process, risk and opportunity process and peer reviews.

We are looking for the Senior Cost Engineer to have:

  • Degree or HND/HNC in appropriate business or technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • Experience of implementing best practice cost engineering processes and tools including;

  • Budget production and maintenance

  • Cost Forecasting

  • Change Control

  • Variance Analysis

  • Cost and Performance Reporting

  • Knowledge of forms of contract

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management processes and techniques

  • Good communication skills including networking, influencing and stakeholder management

Preferably, we are looking for the Senior Cost Engineer to have:

  • Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP)

  • Membership of relevant professional body or working towards

  • Experience of coaching and mentoring

  • Knowledge of confidence modelling processes

Individuals interested in this permanent opportunity will be required to be obtain and maintain the relevant level of UK Security Clearance

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


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