Principal Estimator/Cost Engineer

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    Defence, Project Management & Controls

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    Mike Baldwin

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    over 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Principal Estimator/Cost Engineer 6months plus contract – rate £neg - Plymouth
Key Skills: Estimating, Cost Engineering, Cost Control, SC Clearance 


The Role:
As Principal Estimator/Cost Engineer you will be engaged on a major programme of works to turn the Devonport Royal Dockyard, Western Europe’s largest naval base; into, the naval base and dockyard of the future, able to support the Royal Navy’s future surface and submarine fleets.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme including Astute and Dreadnought class.

As Principal Estimator/Cost Engineer your duties and responsibilities will include:
Developing, implementing and maintaining of the Project Baseline Budgets Including Control Account Plans/Responsibility Assignment Matrix and WBS Dictionary (SOW).
Developing and maintaining the Project Risk & Opportunity registers and managing the mitigation actions.
Implementation of change management process on the project and assurance of alignment with the business/contractual requirements.
Provision of weekly and monthly performance & cost reports and associated analysis/narrative
Lead on provision of estimates, resource and financial forecast data from the project into the business
Cost estimate alignment between Primavera and IFS
Ensure a full and detailed understanding and interpretation of the Customer requirements including Project gate and phase reviews IAW the Project Life cycle
Lead on the continuity between estimating and project delivery
Development and maintenance of Project Assumptions/Exclusions and Dependencies logs
Management of the project change register and associated impact assessments
Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the Baseline budgets
Maintain project EAC’s and ensure regular reviews are undertaken with each discipline
Govern alignment of integrated schedule to project change register and budgets/forecasts

The Candidate:
You will be an experienced Estimator/Cost Engineer and will have worked with Project Managers to deliver successfully packages of work on major multi-disciplined projects.
You will have a minimum of five years applying estimating, budgeting & cost control in a complex environment and at least 2 years supervisory/managerial experience in an estimating environment.

Note: you will ideally hold current SC level clearance, however, candidate who have the ability to obtain SC level clearance within a short period of time will be considered. 

To discuss this Principal Estimator/Cost Engineer vacancy please contact: Mike Baldwin

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