Cost Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Bristol
  • Applications have closed. GPW Recruitment


We are looking for a permanent Cost Engineer with experience delivering a similar role in Cost Engineering, Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying to work in Bristol on the Hinkley Point C project. Salary up to £33,000 per annum for the right level candidate.

Working as the successful Cost Engineer you will be doing a support role supporting the cost control of the Nuclear Power Frameworks. You will be reporting to the Manager of Project Controls and performing cost analysis, cost management and cost control activities.

Main Activities:

*Develop project cost plans.

*Report plan vs actual and forecasts and identify and explain variances.

*Manage the Change process. Identify corrective action plans and manage their


*Develop work cash flows and manage invoicing relationships.

*Communicate with both the project team and the management team to resolve cost issues.

*Report on Earned Value metrics and provide detailed analysis.

*Use of clients Global Project Controls system (IPCS)

*Liaise with the Project Planner to enable the project Schedule to be cost loaded.

*Assist in estimate preparation as directed by the Project Manager and Project Controls


*Provide cost data input to monthly project report.

*Presentation of cost reports/issues at Management meetings.


*Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

*Note2: Based in clients office, Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week.

*Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role.

Essential Qualifications:

*Minimum of five years’ experience delivering a similar role in Cost Engineering, Commercial Management or Quantity Surveying, or equivalent experience.

*Prior use of Project Controls Software Systems.

*Extensive knowledge of Excel.

*Excellent communication skills.

*Positive and professional approach.

*Problem solving and the ability to work within a dynamic team.

*Good team player, self-motivated and also able to work on own initiative.

*English language – fluent written & verbal.

*MS Office – proficient user.


*Degree qualified.

*Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical), Science, Mathematics Project/Business Management/ Accounts/Risk Management background.

*Understanding of the UK Nuclear Power & Defence industries; including Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental factors.

*Flexibility to travel to various UK locations – ad hoc basis to attend meetings.

Additional Requirements:

*Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm.

Security Clearance: BPSS level security clearance required. You will either have it or be eligible to attain it. The criteria is:

*Right to Work – Verification of Nationality, ID documentation and Immigration status

*Identity – ID Data check (electronic identity authentication – name, address, aliases, links, accounts etc.)

*Criminal Records – Search for ‘unspent’ convictions (Basic Disclosure)

*Employment checks – Confirmation of 3 years (minimum) Employment History / Activity

The company we are supplying this Cost Engineer to is a massive worldwide organisation supplying design, engineering, construction and project management services to a variety of blue-chip organisations with a long history and unrivalled capability to provide nuclear full life-cycle solutions to the nuclear industry. Working as one of the successful Cost Engineer you will help construct this new-build Nuclear power station and enjoy outstanding on-going career opportunities.

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