Senior Cost Engineer

Our client is looking for a Lead Cost Engineer to join a team on a project at a central London Crossrail station. The contract is expected to last 6 months and the ideal candidate should be available to start with a short notice period (2 weeks or less). 
The main responsibilities for the role are as follow;

  • Co-ordinating the implementation and day to day operation of the Project Change/Trend Program within their Project.  Raises, records and reports Trends.  Co-ordinating weekly Trend meetings.  Monitoring the timely raising and resolution of Trends.  Utilising the Trend Database to progress the resolution of trends via weekly trend meetings at project/site level to update the AFC.
  • Maintaining the Cost Management database and checking that forecast and budgeted costs align with cost flows for EV purposes.
  • Developing and contributing to the weekly and period reporting requirements.
  • Participating in re-forecasts as required by the programme.
  • Deploying and implementing the Project Control requirements included in contracts.
  • Interfacing with contract administration on contract issues and status of changes.  Providing assistance with assessment of changes.
  • Participating in the preparation of cost studies utilising historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons.  Developing new techniques as required to meet specific needs and within the parameters specified.
  • Assisting projects in identifying and assessing changes.
  • Participating in and contributing to Value Engineering studies.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis.
  • Construction experience as a Cost Engineer preferable.
  • Extensive knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts, with operational implementation and daily contractor management.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with experience of presenting cost engineering information to management/clients.
  • Experience of identifying, analysing, and solving problems.
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialised instruction or practical experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering or Construction Management or Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience.

If you are interested in this role please apply, alternatively if you aren't available but you know someone who will be ideal for this role we offer a referral fee.