Cost Engineer

26 July 20212021-07-26
Warminster, Wiltshire
£40,000 - £45,000 Per Annum
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Cost Engineer / Modeller

£40,000 - £45,000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits Package!

Our client is looking for an experienced Cost Engineer / Modeller to join their rapidly growing group within the Defence Industry.

They specialise in providing analysis and decision support. This includes cost estimating and modelling, risk, schedule, benefits and operational analysis.

The Successful Cost Engineer:

  • Strong engineering background
  • Proven track record of technical delivery within Defence and the Weapons sector in particular
  • Personable, flexible, collaborative and able to develop strong relationships
  • Able to simplify and rationalise complex problems
  • Able to communicate innovative ideas and present with confidence

Cost Engineer Required Skills / Experience:

  • Technical delivery of analysis and/or systems engineering to support option assessment within Defence Weapons Research and/or Acquisition Programmes
  • Working with stakeholders to understand their problem and requirements
  • Expert user of MS Excel, familiarity and confidence in using spreadsheets to create basic to complex models

Cost Engineer Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • Experience of collecting, collating and analysing cost data and generating incisive outputs and advice to clients
  • Ability to identify, develop and employ a range of Soft and Hard OA tools and techniques best suited to provide insightful and cutting-edge decision support in a complex project environment
  • Knowledge of project controls concepts, practices, and procedures, specifically project schedules, work breakdown structure, risk and budgets
  • Understanding of MOD policies and procedures for Cost Estimation and Modelling, and associated supporting documentation (JSP 507, JSP 655, AQUA book, Green Book)
  • Portfolio, programme and project management (benefits realisation, evidence management etc)
  • Experience working with DE&S

In return for these skills and experience our client is offering:

  • Formal training
  • A salary between £35k-£45k
  • 25 days holiday entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Health and Life Insurance


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