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Senior or Cost Engineer - Reading - Inside IR35 - SC or DV Cleared - 12 Months

Leysen Associates Ltd
Reading, Berkshire
Up to £380 Per Day Inside IR35
Closing date
5 Nov 2021

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Clearance Level
Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Information Technology
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Im hiring an experienced and qualified Cost Engineer with a background in Engineering.  This will be a long term position based near Reading and  is a secure site.  SC as a minimum is required and will be updgraded to DV as required.

  • Duration/defined end date: 2 years
  • IR35: Inside
  • Clearance: SC, DV preferred
  • Exit strategy: End of project scope
  • Can part time or flexible working options could be considered for this role: Yes
  • Can home working be considered for this role: Some working from home but mostly site attendance will be needed

Key Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • Implement appropriate procedures, processes and systems to ensure the quality and consistency of data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
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