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Cost Engineer

  • Location: Bristol, BS34 8JH
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Joe McDermott
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-03-15
  • Expiry Date: 04 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040259


We now have a number of new and exciting opportunities for Cost Engineers with various levels of experience, to support high-profile nuclear and defence projects in the Bristol area.

Our client is a leading global consultancy with 75 years’ experience operating across the infrastructure, real estate, defence and natural resources sectors.



  • Produce and maintain accurate cost and cash forecasts in alignment with the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS);
  • Accurately maintain all cost data for the Programme within the financial control system, including monthly ACWP calculations;
  • Co-ordinate and produce cost reports to a defined reporting cycle;
  • Assist in the accurate assessment of the Estimate at Completion (EAC);
  • Assist in the Trend & Change process, including production of Project Change Reports, breaking down of cost impact and provision of feedback on areas of risk and opportunities;
  • Review, acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts.
  • Assist with the breaking down of earned value;
  • Adhere to Project governance and Cost standards and procedures;
  • Assist project team to develop status reports to keep management informed on project progress;
  • Undertake and/or support the continuous improvement exercises through the performance of project reviews;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience working in a project controls environment on a major project or programme.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with software cost management applications such as Ecosys, ARES PRISM and/or other similar software tools;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Visio;
  • Demonstrable knowledge in project controls and project management methodologies such as cost management methodologies and techniques, earned value management, progress reporting – rules of credit, forecasting, working knowledge of cost risk analysis techniques, performance reporting and analysis;
  • Able to work in partnership with clients to build a win-win relationship and can articulate the benefits achieved;
  • Actively seeks opportunities for efficiencies, striving to manage costs and deliver budget
  • Able to contribute to the development and closure of new business opportunities;
  • Able to manage, update on progress and maintain momentum in meetings;
  • Ability to provide persuasive and well-reasoned responses during questioning in regards to market, industry, client feedback etc;
  • Proactively provides constructive feedback to groups and colleagues;
  • Contributes towards a culture of service excellence;
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment to their role;
  • Sets clear goals and manages the performance and development of direct reports;
  • Provides guidance, support and motivation;
  • Designs and delivers effective added-value solutions for client;
  • Is creative in establishing effective relationships with both internal team and external people.

What’s on offer

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leading global consultancy across some of the UK’s most high-profile nuclear and defence projects.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for its employees and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community.


About NRL

NRL connects global engineering companies with the right people to help their businesses grow and thrive, connecting organisations and candidates that share the same values and drive to succeed. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to help you explore the role and answer any questions you have.

We welcome applications from every walk of life, and are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within the industries we support. That’s why our Member Committed to Diversity status with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies is so important to us.