Cost Engineer (FTC 54 Weeks)

Job Description

Job Title: Cost Engineer

Location: Leicester, Warrington or Bristol, UK - Onsite

Compensation: Competitive salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / 54 week fixed term contract

Role ID: SF 49893

The difference is you

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Cost Engineer at our Leicester, Warrington or Bristol site

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Cavendish Nuclear

The Cost Engineer role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

The role

The difference our new Cost Engineer will make

As a Cost Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll be responsible for the accurate tracking of actuals against forecasting and variance analysis within a number of projects working with our client EDF, supporting Project Managers with production analysis of cost performance and overall outturn.

Day to day, you'll focus on maintaining and controlling scope/budgets for the projects with forecasting and actual costs against them, providing necessary commentary. You will also support the Project Managers with the provision of change management and risk & opportunity management.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based Onsite at our Leicester, Warrington or Bristol site.

Essential experience
Extensive recent and relevant experience within a cost engineering/control role within a relevant business sector
Extensive experience applying budgeting & cost control in a complex environment
Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3-4/JCT etc.) including resolution of claims and disputes
Knowledge of cost management techniques, earned value management and estimating and can demonstrate a high level of experience with Microsoft Excel
Good understanding of financial implications, which affect profit and loss accounts, balance sheet and cash
Must be able to achieve SC clearance (BPSS to start)

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 7.5% of salary, with life assurance
Loyalty Recognition
Profession membership subscriptions - Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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