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Estimator/Cost Estimator

  • Location

    Plymouth

  • Sector:

    Defence, Aerospace & Mod

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500 - £650 per day, Benefits: Rates depending on experience. Will consider up to Senior level.

  • Contact:

    Sarah McGovern

  • Contact email:

    SarahM@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8994

  • Job ref:

    Estimator - Plymouth

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months initially

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-03

  • Start date:

    ASAP.

Cost Estimator/Cost Engineer

Our client is recruiting for a Cost Engineer/Estimator to work on a large scale defence project near Plymouth. You will need to have extensive cost experience in a Project Controls environment, ideally working within a highly regulated industry.


Role Description:
  • Accountable for producing estimates in accordance with the estimating processes
  • Accountable for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Accountable for assuring the quality of Estimating deliverables
  • Accountable for continuously improving daily ways of working within own area of responsibility
  • Responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of the estimating benchmarking database
  • Responsible for recommending changes to the estimating norms and ranges
  • Responsible for the production of estimating deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for supporting the development and continuous improvement of the end-to-end estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for personal workload and ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality
Qualifications/Skills:
  • A level standard of education or equivalent
  • Degree or HND/HNC educated in appropriate business or technical discipline preferable
  • Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP) preferable
  • Membership of relevant professional body, or working towards membership, (e.g. RICS, ACostE, APM, PMI) preferable
  • Knowledge and experience of using best practice estimating processes and tools in a complex, project environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, e.g. NEC3
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management processes and procedures preferable
  • Experience of using an estimating norms and ranges database preferable
         
Due to the nature of this position, you must be a UK National with a UK Passport and be able to obtain UK Security Clearance. Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. 

Should this position be of interest, please apply direct and I will come back to you in due course.



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