- Job Reference: 00085094-1
- Date Posted: 5 August 2022
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Bristol
- Salary: On Application
- Sector: Engineering
- Job Type: Permanent
Job Title: Estimating Lead
Ref: SF 44313
Business Unit: Group Wide
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Working closely with multiple functions across the business, including Engineering, Project Management, Commercial and Finance, this role is both critical and high profile. You will need to influence Functional Directors, Sector and Business Unit Directors as well as individual project teams and their respective project leaders to achieve the required outcomes, noting the current position with regards to our project performance and the associated cultural change needed to achieve the necessary performance levels.
As the Estimating Lead Specialist, you will be part of the team responsible for leading the Estimating element of the Project Controls function to drive performance improvement and support the implementation of the Group functional strategy; to establish a functional home responsible for the development and growth of our Estimating capability.
What will you be doing?
Working with the sector functional leads, you will work towards the development and implementation of consistent processes and procedures to drive best practice and performance improvement across the business. As part of the Group Functional Team, you will play a key role in providing opportunities for our people to progress, and supporting the organisation's needs by having the agility to align the right people to the right roles and create a centre of excellence for the tools, process' and framework for delivering projects and programmes.
Provide visible leadership, direction and guidance in relation to Estimating, for the business and the functional community, creating and gain buy in to a compelling vision and the successful adoption of new solutions.
Act as subject matter expert for Estimating across the business.
Work with Sector functional teams to manage the development of standardised processes and ways of working for the Estimating discipline to ensure consistency and best practice.
Manage strategic interface between cost finance systems and sector specific ways of working to ensure consistency and best practice maintained.
Work with sector specific senior management to roll out and embed the application of best practice in Estimating
Carry out independent Assurance and Governance to confirm consistent application of the Group Project PM framework and provide senior stakeholders feedback, and support on corrective actions, to ensure confidence in delivery
Performance management and development of the capability within the Estimating team (including succession planning)
Ownership and oversight of the Estimating Communities or Practise, across the business.
The experience you'll bring
Experience in full project Lifecyle cost management
Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
Experienced in various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC/JCT)
Previous experience of supervisory / line management in cost estimating, cost engineering or project controls environment.
Worked on multiple projects of varying products and services and across a number of lifecycle phases
What a role with Babcock offers?
Enhanced employment terms and conditions
Money purchase pension scheme with life assurance
Share ownership scheme
Occupational health services
Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
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