Project Cost Engineer

Thatcham, UK
13 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction - and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune's 2019 World's Most Admired Companies...

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Business Unit Description:

UK Field Services has over 50 years' experience working in the construction industry. Our core business is the delivery of projects and programmes in partnership

with our clients. We have a wide and diverse pool of experienced resources using proven delivery systems and processes that are benchmarked as best in class.

We have a significant and growing role in supporting our Defence clients in the UK Submarine programme, comprising asset improvement, environmental upgrade, storage, new build and decommissioning projects.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who are keen to cement our existing expertise in delivering projects to our key clients and driving the growth of our business in this sector

Application of project controls processes and systems utilization

Project set up, close out and reconciliations.

Ensuring correct cost allocation

Project cost forecasting

Revenue and gross margin monitoring

Ensuring corporate systems are up to date and an accurate reflection of the project

Monitoring of aged debt

Project Financial Reviews

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.

Earned value analysis

Monitoring key performance indicators as necessary

Contribute to Lessons Learnt process throughout the project lifecycle. Qualifications & Experience:


SC Clearance

Project Cost Engineering and Controls Experience

An Engineering / Project Management Qualification

A proven track record of successful delivery within the planning function


Manage stakeholder's requirements to understand, clarify and balance multiple interdependent stakeholder needs

Engagement and development of strong relationships with client senior managers, regulators and other stakeholders, including internal Jacobs management

Post-graduate financial or analytical experience

Awareness of Project Management principles - i.e. An understanding of PRINCE2 principles or equivalent

Formal financial qualifications or professional accreditation e.g. AAT, CIMA (part qualified) or equivalent

Experience with Visual Basic, MS Project or Primavera 6 would be advantageous.

A basic understanding of various contract types & contract law


Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;

Equal Opportunities

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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