Cost Engineer

Thatcham, UK
12 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
AWE are currently recruiting for Project Cost Engineers to join the Project Controls team within the Finance and Business Management Function. Our Project Cost Engineers are tasked to deliver a first-class cost engineering service to projects within the company.

As a Project Cost Engineer you will be an integral part of our 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 will also have input into the investment approval and change control process, risk and opportunity process and peer reviews.

Location - Reading area

Package - £25,000 - £45,000 subject to skills and experience

AWE offer 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 dependant). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

Successful applicants for the Project Cost Engineer role will have:

· Knowledge and experience of implementing best practice cost engineering processes and tools including;

· Budget production and baseline maintenance

· Cost Forecasting

· Change Control

· Variance Analysis

· Cost and Performance Reporting

· Knowledge and experience of forms of contract Eg NEC3

· Knowledge and experience of working with Earned Value Management (EVM) processes and techniques

· Good communication skills including networking, influencing and stakeholder management

· Experience of coaching and mentoring

Opportunities would also exist to gain experience of Project Planning utilising Primavera as AWE's primary project scheduling tool as well as Project Controls Management.


· Preferred - degree or HND/HNC in appropriate business or technical discipline or equivalent experience

· Association of Project Management qualification (e.g. APM - Practitioner)

· Membership or working towards membership of relevant professional body (Eg Association of cost engineers - ACostE)

Special Requirements

· Willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role

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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