Cost Engineer

  • 600
  • England South East Borough
  • Contract
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
Cost Engineer
Offshore Wind Projects
Blue chip Energy Company
Remote Working
Freelance (Outside IR35)
12 Month Contract (potential to extend)
£550 - £600/day

Role Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of an effective and efficient project cost management system
  • Responsible for leading the development of processes, procedures, systems and tools in support of the cost management system
  • Responsible for ensuring delivery of high quality cost forecasts, spanning all workstreams pre FID and post FID
  • Responsible for timely delivery of high quality cost performance management information in accordance with the monthly update cycle
  • Responsible for providing project leaders with high quality cost related insights to facilitate decision making processes including variance analysis and Trends
  • Responsible for management of cost contingency
  • Responsible for ensuring cost discipline integration with other key project processes, such as planning, risk management and management of change
  • Accountable for ensuring that the Cost Tool include latest budget, commitments, actuals / accruals, AWP&B updates and trends / changes as agreed
  • Develop the interface with workstream leaders / work package managers and contractors to review and challenge costs and encourage simplification and efficient working
  • Provide regular and reliable assessments of the VOWD ensuring that accruals stand up to audit
  • Provide ongoing commitment and expenditure tracking and control, ensuring compliance with project WBS and budgets
  • Identify and quantify actual and potential forex impacts
  • Provide input to cash calls
  • Support contract close out, financial close / reconciliation, benchmarking and shared learning
Role Requirements 
  • Degree or equivalent in engineering, QS, project controls related discipline or comparable experience
  • 10 Years + experience in cost engineering or cost management ideally within offshore wind projects or other multi-disciplinary large scale offshore projects
  • Solid, broad-based project experience in the concept development, selection, design and/or construction phases of projects with an excellent track record of delivery
  • Self-motivation and a high level of individual initiative and self-reliance are required
  • Ability to interface, influence, and work effectively with members of project leadership
  • Bias for simplification and efficiency with focus on fit-for-purpose deliverables that meet the needs of the business
  • Strong ability to build partnerships, actively engage and respect contributions of others.
  • Influencing and communication skills in English language.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and behaviours.
  • Ability to produce high quality written reports and summary presentations – able to communicate clarity from complexity
  • Ability to harness use of digital tools to provide high quality cost management reporting information

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