Estimator/Cost Engineer

Ref No. EMP458094
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


My client are looking for Cost Engineers and Estimators to join their growing team in Bristol


Previous relevant experience

The Job

The Cost Engineers/Estimators role is to assess, assure and provide insightful analysis of engineering projects to enable robust decision making and delivery of value to stakeholders. You will lead assurance on projects valued in excess of £100M

The successful candidates will be assigned within our transformation team that is responsible for evaluating, recommending and implementing cost engineering improvement initiatives. This includes developing base line bottom-up and top down estimates to meet project control/forecasting/finance requirements, developing cashflows, performing maturity assessments and detailed earn value management. In addition, the role shall include implementing best practice, methods, tools and techniques.

Although primarily based in the southwest region occasional travel to other sites around the UK will be required for training and to meet with the needs of our expanding client base.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of risk-based investigation tasks and cost and schedule estimates for budget setting and approval purposes. Your key duties will include: * Production of independent cost and schedule estimates in support of programme, inclusive of the analysis of data, utilising various estimating methodologies, tools and techniques and writing of reports. * Providing pricing and costing advice covering a variety of projects. * Performance of maturity * Developing and maintaining relationships with customers and wider key stakeholders to ensure product delivery including engaging with external Contractors. * Assessment of Prime Contractor and Subcontractor bid proposals and provision of support to negotiation. * Personal functional development through Awareness-Practitioner-Expert progression * Lead the estimating process to ensure deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner; * Oversee and/or interrogate design options and value solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles. * Review customers drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment; * Ensure compliance with our customers procedures; * Assess and manage risk and opportunity and support negotiations as part of the pricing process; * Collate and review scope and tender documents and submission requirements in a timely way, ensuring all financial information is identified and provided and accurate compliant design proposals are included; * Previous experience of managing/implementing all aspects of the estimating process for projects, within the MOD or Government environments * Membership of a relevant professional body and/or a relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE; * Working knowledge of best practice solutions and optimisation of innovative ideas * Good working knowledge of pricing and quantification methods is required; * Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure; * A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the business is required. Proficiency in IT, numeracy and MS Office Basic & Estimating Systems is essential * Utilizing team inputs creates and tracks estimate maturity and performs uncertainty assessments. * Works with cross functional Program Teams * Performs "what if" scenarios for individual program management teams * Ensures compliance with internal program procedures as well as PCS (Project Control Systems) guidelines * Share lessons learned with other Estimators. * Participate in training, engineering and program excellence organization. * Communicates with contacts within and outside of own team which may include customers or vendors. * Works under moderate supervision. * Sets objectives for own job area to meet the goals of projects and assignments. * May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support level employees. * Explains and interprets operational processes, practices and procedures of the job area to others within the organization. * Work consists of making basic adjustments to systems and processes to align with industry best practice and assist in analysis and proposal of solutions to problems. * Identifies, defines and addresses general problems that are typically within the immediate job area. * Works to achieve operational targets within job area with some impact on department results.

We are looking for a minimum of 5 years of working experience within the Naval or Nuclear sector and you will have Mechanical/Electrical systems estimating experience. It is essential that you are experienced and familiar in the setting up and the use of package estimating software and possess a strong understanding of planning, earned value, progress measurement, cost and change control during pre and post contract. Applicants should be degree qualified, and, ideally, be a member of professional construction / project management organisation - e.g. RICS, MCIOB, APM.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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