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Cost Engineer

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our Energy, Security and Technology business are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Work life balance and flexibility is a key business strategy focus for Jacobs therefore we are considering flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and our business requirements.

About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager of Project Controls, the successful candidate will be required to perform cost analysis, cost management and cost control activities.

This role could be based within any of Jacobs UK Offices

Main Activities:
Develop project cost plans.
Report plan v actual and forecasts and identify and explain variances.
Manage the Change process. Identify corrective action plans and manage their implementation.
Develop work cash flows and manage invoicing relationships.
Communicate with both the project team and the management team to resolve cost issues.
Report on Earned Value metrics and provide detailed analysis.
Use of Jacobs Global Project Controls system (IPCS)
Liaise with the project Planner to enable the project Schedule to be cost loaded.
Assist in estimate preparation as directed by the Project Manager and Project Controls Manager.
Provide cost data input to monthly project report.
Presentation of cost reports/issues at Management meetings.Essential:

Several years' experience delivering a similar role in Cost Engineering, Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying.
Prior use of Project Controls Software Systems.
Extensive knowledge of Excel.
Excellent communication skills.
Positive and professional approach.
Problem solving and the ability to work within a dynamic team.
Good team player, self-motivated and also able to work on own initiative.
English language - fluent written & verbal.
MS Office - proficient user.


Degree qualified with engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical), Science, Mathematics Project/Business Management/ Accounts/Risk Management background.
Understanding of the UK Nuclear Power & Defence industries; including Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental factors.
Flexibility to travel to various UK locations - ad hoc basis to attend meetings.

Additional Requirements:

Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm.

Security Clearance:

BPSS level security clearance required.

Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact

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.

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