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Senior Cost Engineer

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £400 - 600 per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Freelance Senior Cost Engineer/Cost Engineer – Nuclear – Preston based – rates from £450 per day – Outside IR35

My client is an established supplier of specialist engineering services on nuclear projects nationally,
They are looking for a candidate with experience as a Cost Engineer or a qualified/experienced QS having previously worked in a nuclear role and with NEC3 / NEC4 experience would also be suitable .

The role will be a Freelance Cost Engineer who will deal with the value analysis and cost controls of the project, managing the costs from the early design plans, through to contract completion.

Key Responsibilities

= Responsible for the development, maintenance and monitoring of cost reports and associated documents.
= Ensuring corporate systems are up to date and an accurate reflection of the project
= Preparation of Client specific monthly reports
= Contribute to progress meetings, as required, in support of the Project Manager.
= Regular interfacing and integration with the project controls team to maintain an aligned financial position with the Project Plan.
= Monitoring KPIs as necessary
= Risk & opportunity management relative to the cost engineering role
= Project set up, close out and reconciliations.
= Assist in the establishment and maintenance of the project cost reporting system and procedures.
= Application of project controls processes and systems utilization
= Project cost forecasting
= Ensuring correct cost allocation / Revenue and gross margin monitoring
= Compensation Events
= Assist the Project with client invoices for progress payments, final payments, and release of retentions
= Generating and reporting regular project financial data such as spend profiles, budgeted and earned values, forecasts, completion costs etc

The Candidate
NEC 3 Option E experience
Degree qualified (accredited by RICS)
Proficient in Excel
Understanding of the UK Nuclear Power & Defence industries including Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental factors.
Experience with CEMAR - Desirable