Cost Engineer

  • Competitive
  • England North West Manchester
  • Contract
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy,Oil & Gas
Role: Cost Engineer 
Duration: 12 months
Location: Manchester, UK

An innovative large-scale renewable energy storage project near Manchester is seeking a skilled Cost Engineer to join their team on a 12-month contract basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing project costs, budgeting, and financial forecasting to ensure the successful and efficient delivery of this cutting-edge project, aimed at reducing renewable energy waste and providing clean, reliable, and cost-efficient long-duration energy storage.

•            Develop and maintain cost management processes and systems for the project, considering the unique requirements and challenges of renewable energy storage facilities
•            Monitor project costs, ensuring adherence to budget and identifying potential risks, while maintaining a focus on sustainable and environmentally responsible practices
•            Prepare financial forecasts and reports for stakeholders, including variance analysis and corrective actions, as well as highlighting opportunities for cost optimization
•            Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other team members to align project objectives and financial goals, ensuring efficient use of resources and a strong return on investment
•            Evaluate and implement cost-saving measures to optimize project resources, balancing cost efficiency with the long-term sustainability and impact of the renewable energy storage facility
•            Support procurement processes, including preparing cost estimates, evaluating bids, and negotiating contracts, while maintaining a focus on quality and environmental responsibility

•            Proven experience as a Cost Engineer, preferably within the renewable energy or energy storage sector
•            Strong knowledge of cost management methodologies and tools, with a focus on large-scale infrastructure projects
•            Proficient in cost engineering software, such as Aspen Capital Cost Estimator or CostX
•            Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with a focus on long-term sustainability and impact
•            Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, adapting to the evolving needs of the renewable energy industry

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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