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Assistant Cost Engineer

  • Location: Glasgow, G51 4BZ
  • Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Peter Reilly
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07595 651 110
  • Start Date: 28 May 2024
  • Expiry Date: 28 June 2024
  • Job Ref: V-172182

Job Title:              Assistant Cost Engineer
Location:              Glasgow + Hybrid Working Arrangement 
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 

Applicants MUST be PERMANENT UK resident and able to obtain full SC 

The role
As an Assistant Cost Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is your opportunity to become part of a leading nuclear services company, and to support the costs portfolio for high priority infrastructure upgrade projects. Playing a critical role in ensuring that our projects are completed successfully, on time, and within budget, whilst implementing best practices.

Day to day, you’ll secure required resources and use formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes, as well as managing projects to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs. You’ll collaborate with stakeholders granting you great exposure to the wider business and various opportunities across the business, all whilst working in our brand new office in central Glasgow.

  • Responsible for the co-ordination and collation of all project cost data for the joint venture.
  • Responsible for the production of the joint venture Revenue and Cost Reports.
  • Provide forward looking trends and variance analysis information identifying expected project cost performance and comparisons against applicable project performance targets.
  • Facilitates re-forecasting exercises with the Project Team to ensure accurate forecasting.
  • Ensuring cost reporting alignment with the Project
  • Assist with Monthly Billing.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 1 - 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 - 4 days working from home.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.  

Essential experience of the Assistant Cost Engineer:

  • Experienced in cost engineering 
  • Sound knowledge of recognised project management and controls principles including Earned Value Management
  • Good knowledge of the uses of commercial scheduling and estimating software
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • NEC Contract experience (desirable) 

Qualifications for the Assistant Cost Engineer:

  • University degree or equivalent 
What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


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