Estimator - Heysham

Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

About the opportunity:

Jacobs are recruiting for an Estimator to Join our EDF framework delivery team. The Generation Services business team supports our key client EDF Nuclear Generation with regards their nuclear fleet in the UK. This is a key role within our Project Management Resource team which is spread across our UK network at all UK sites and stations. You will be part of a large client lead team at EDF's Heysham Power Station and this role will support multiple projects within their UK wide project portfolio with a focus on nuclear defueling and nuclear decommissioning.

Estimators are accountable to the client Estimating & Risk Group Head, PPM and/or Operations Manager and are responsible to assist in the strategic objectives, initiatives, and development of the group. The Estimator will prepare and underpin cost estimates to the level of accuracy required, considering constraints of budget, time, scope definition and uncertainties in accordance with the Programme Office and Estimating Procedures. The Estimator will perform reviews of existing Estimates to monitor compliance with standards and procedures and make any necessary recommendations for improvement. There are no direct reports.

The role will be based at the Heysham Power Station. In this role you will report to the Jacobs Operations Manager, but be accountable for project delivery directly to the client.

Everyone working in our team will have a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture.

Strong communication and organisational skills are a must with the ability to develop relationships and maintain effective networks and be results-focussed tempered with a team-centred approach.

Everyone working in our team will need the ability to obtain CTC or SC level UK security clearance.Here's What You'll Need:

Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience and MACostE is desirable
Able to support the development of an estimate strategy through a gated project process, including estimates for investment strategy and feasibility studies through a project gated process.
Assist in development of and use of Project Control Structures (CBS, OBS, WBS etc.).
Experience of interfacing and integration with the project planner to ensure alignment between estimate and Project Plan.
Collate and analyse historical cost data for bench-marking purposes and to inform the project cost estimate at each phase of the project.
Experienced review and validate estimates from internal and external sources.
Participate in the Project Risk Management process and when required, prepare/assist the production of Project Risk Logs for input to the estimates.
Carry out estimate uncertainty and event risk analysis and modelling to provide provision for uncertainty (contingency) recommendations.
Provide input to the tender review process, including claim evaluations and valuations of significant changes.
Assist in the development and maintenance of standards and procedures owned by the Estimating & Risk Group and provide support to other Programme Office standards and procedures.
Contribute to the drafting and updating of Project Documents (PDD, IRM papers etc.) to ensure that they contain the relevant estimate data for controlling the project schedule, costs, and variances etc.
Ability to communicate well at all levels of management and can produce monthly reports, to an agreed reporting cycle, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis.

Our Culture

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We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.

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