- Location: Cumbria
- Salary: Market related
Role: Cost Engineer
Duration: 6-month contract transferring to permanent staff
Clearance Required: BPSS
We are seeking an experienced Cost Engineer to join a rapidly growing company on an exciting nuclear project in the North of England. The ideal candidate will be responsible for keeping track and handling of all costs and finances related to the project. The successful candidate will have a strong background in cost engineering, with experience in compensation claims, and a proven track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.
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Job Purpose / Overview Working in the Cost Discipline of Integrated Project Controls (IPC), under the direction and leadership of the IPC Cost Manager, to take responsibility for all aspects of Cost within either one of the Programme Controls Teams or the Central Controls Team within the HPC Project. To help lead the establishment, development, maintenance of timely, accurate cost data, and reports, including forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP)It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.Principal Accountabilities Team: Support the PCM or IPC Cost Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes for Cost, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;Assist in leading, coaching and supporting all staff within the Cost Discipline;Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork. Qualifications & Experience Essential Minimum of a degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or other related field;Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status;Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Cost role on a major construction project;Proven leadership experience;Experience in the use of cost management software systems such as EcoSys.
Job Purpose / OverviewWorking in the Cost Discipline of Integrated Project Controls (IPC), under the direction and leadership of the IPC Cost & Forecasting Manager, to take responsibility for all aspects of Cost within either one of the Programme Controls Teams or the Central Controls Team within the HPC Project. To help lead the establishment, development, maintenance of timely, accurate cost data, and reports, including forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP). To support the client Energy in minimising the Estimate At Completion (EAC) for the Programme in accordance with best value.It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.Contextual InformationOperating Environment Thinking Environment: In order to understand the operating environment, the job-holder will be familiar with the following key documents: Company Manual - outlines the purpose of the company;Project Execution & Business Plan - describes the delivery strategy for the Project;Project Delivery Model - signposts readers to key procedures;Integrated Project Controls Manual - how work is undertaken in the Integrated Project Controls Function;Discipline-specific Procedures - detailed activity steps, interfaces, etc. The Nuclear environment is highly regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR);Nuclear Safety Culture is of paramount importance to the Project and embedded throughout. Key Interfaces include: Cost Discipline;Other Project Controls Disciplines (Estimating, Scheduling, Risk, Performance Measurement & Analysis, Project Controls Managers (PCMs));Project & Programme Managers;Programme Director;Supply Chain Function;Finance Function. Framework & Boundaries Breadth of Responsibility: People: As per the approved organisation chart. At the time of writing, the number of reports are: Direct - 4-5, Indirect - 0In the Programme Control Teams, the jobholder will have responsibility for the budget and contracts held by the Programme;In the Central Controls Team, the jobholder will have oversight of all Project budgets and contracts. Challenges and Problem Solving: Ensure alignment of data between Cost and other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls;Ensure alignment of ACWP and financial actuals;Work with key interfaces to identify and understand issues and concerns;Collaboratively resolve issues, implement corrective action or escalate as required. Decision-Making: The jobholder will be responsible for Project data within their area of work and will have authority to make decisions relating to the maintenance of the data. The jobholder's line manager will be accountable for the data and material decisions will be referred upwards accordingly. Principal AccountabilitiesTeam: Support the PCM or IPC Cost Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes for Cost, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;Assist in leading, coaching and supporting all staff within the Cost Discipline;Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork. Core Processes: Responsible for the production and maintenance of accurate cost and cash forecasts in alignment with the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS);Responsible for the accurate maintenance all cost data for the Programme within the financial control system (EcoSys), including monthly ACWP calculations;Oversee and provide timely and focussed cost reporting for the Programme to key stakeholders, to a defined reporting cycle;Responsible for the accurate assessment of the EAC for the Programme;Responsible for ensuring that earned value techniques and indices are correctly implemented in the Programme;Assist with the development of cost systems and reports capable of delivering the Project objectives;Lead and ensure the assessment of all changes and accurate representation of approved changes within the Programme budgets;Compare and analyse trends within the Programme and identify areas of risk and opportunities;Oversee the review, acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts provided by Tier 1 Contractors and suppliers;Adhere to Project governance and Cost standards and procedures;Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with the client policies and procedures.
The Assistant Project Manager reports directly to the Project Manager (or equivalent) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the contract(s) assigned to them.This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery of all (or part of) the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning activities for the life cycle of the contract or work package in accordance with the overall Project schedule. This post will ensure planning and delivery is in accordance with all safety, quality, time and cost parameters to meet the needs of the ProjectPrincipal Accountabilities: Lead a team of professionals, providing vision, strategy and direction, adhering at all times to the core values of HPC.Develop procurement, commercial and contract strategy, identifying the optimum solution to minimise risk to HPC.Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.Negotiate contractual terms and conditions, and obtain budget approval for any new commitments.Manage approved budget, variations, risk and opportunities across all designated projects; Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience: Track record of delivering multiple simultaneous projects within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility, ideally within the Nuclear Energy sector or similar regulated environment.Demonstrate success in managing / developing: Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,Multi-discipline EPCM projects,Procurement and management of complex contracts,Management of a global supply chain,Control of costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools,Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations. Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2Less than 5 Years' professional experience
Working in one of the Project Controls Teams within the HPC Project, under the direction and leadership of the PCM Lead, to lead the development, implementation, use and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes within the Transverse Programme or Area, or a subdivision thereof (henceforth "Programme"). This will include oversight of day-to-day management, staffing, and the implementation of Integrated Project Controls standards and processes.To be responsible for the direction and co-ordination of all Integrated Project Controls activities associated with the design, manufacture, construction and commissioning of the Programme work scope within safety, quality, time and cost milestones. Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, ExperienceKnowledge & Skills• Knowledge of all Integrated Project Controls Disciplines• Understanding of Project Controls methodologies, techniques and processes for programme and project management in a major infrastructure environment• Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC;• Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement, manufacture and construction methods and techniques in a UK context;• Strong people management skills and experience of motivating teams through several organisational levels.• Excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills, at all working and management levels;• Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, analyse and present complex data from an Integrated Project Controls perspective;• Uses and applies Earned Value Management (EVM) in a large, complex Programme or Project environment. Can advise on adapting Earned Value Management (EVM) to suit the Programme or Project;Qualifications & Experience• Minimum of a degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or other related field;• Substantial experience in a Project Controls environment in a Lead role within an Estimating, Cost, Risk or Scheduling team on a major construction project or highly regulated environment/project;• Substantial proven leadership experience;• Experience of working in a large integrated team over the full lifecycle of a project;• Extensive experience in ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility in a regulated environment;• Experience in the use of industry-standard software, such as CostOS, Primavera P6, EcoSys and ARM;• Experience in planning and delivering major infrastructure development programmes.
We are looking for Project Managers to join our Main Civil Works Programme of the HPC Project. The Main Civil Works project will deliver the Civil Engineering scope for nearly 70 buildings across the site and is the single largest contract at HPC.As a Project Manager you will provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of activities in the programme to time, cost, safety, and quality, while recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider ProjectWhat you’ll be doing…As a Project Manager, you will: Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.Assist in securing the required resources to meet their project requirements, promptly identifying any personnel shortfalls or issues within their project team.Develop and implement strategies and plans in line with the overall programme execution plan (PEP), setting out how the programme of work will be managed, organised, and executed.Maintain effective communications with all stakeholders and executing the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work.Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely on time, to budget, meeting business & technical requirements.Monitor and manage the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.Anticipate, manage, and resolve issues within the contract or package. Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop, and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues to the Senior Project Manager. Who you are…Your background may include some of the following: Degree and chartered status in construction, engineering, or other relevant discipline.Professional Qualification in Project Management such as APM PMQ or other recognised qualification.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Project Management and working knowledge and management experience of construction activities.Demonstrated experience of managing major projects from concept to handover, throughout the project lifecycle within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security, and environmental responsibility.Demonstrated success in managing and/or developing:Engineering design, contract, and field execution strategies for project delivery.Multi-discipline EPCM Projects.Procurement and management of complex contract
The Sequence 2 Team in Plant Integration within HPC Engineering Directorate has to ensure that the HPC design is : Delivered with the quality required, Mature enough to build the HPC safety case,Consistent in terms of configuration,Fit for procurement, construction, commissioning and operation. As a Sequence 2 Engineering Lead , you will be involved in the management of the studies performed by the Responsible Designer (RD, corresponding to Edvance, CNEPE, ITB), for the scope of Nuclear Safety and Licensing activities, so called "Sequence 2" (safety and qualification, fault studies, severe accidents, radiological consequences, probabilistic safety assessments, hazards studies, human factor studies, mechanical structural integrity, environmental Studies, decommissioning studies).Nature and ScopeThe Technical Integration Branch (TIB) in NNB Plant Integration (PI) has to ensure consistent overview of : the safety studies (sequence 2) performed by the Responsible Designer (underpinning references), supporting the intermediate documents and the top tier of the safety case managed by NNB TCO,the integrated design through management of configuration,design + referential change control, design open point management, the data management processes for Engineering.
Working in the Planning Discipline of Integrated Project Controls, under the direction and leadership of the IPC Planning Manager, to establish, develop and maintain Project schedules / plans for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams. This will include the timely and accurate maintenance of the Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) in adherence with HPC processes, management of Level 3 (contract) schedules, and provision of time-related data and analysis. To assist and support the Central Controls Team when required to ensure alignment with the Level 2 (client) IWS. Principal AccountabilitiesTeam:• Support the IPC Planning Manager and/or PCM in the implementation and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes for Planning, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;• Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork;• Maintain an awareness of schedule interfaces with other Programmes and their potential impact. Core Processes:• Produce and maintain the schedule baseline IWS in Primavera 6 (P6), with fully logic-linked work plans aligned to the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and utilising approved construction techniques;• Ensure the Level 2 IWS is updated to an agreed timeframe for monthly reporting;• Ensure the HPC Level 3 schedules are updated when required to reflect work progress and performance, to an agreed timeframe defined by the Central Controls Team;• Ensure that contractor schedules are produced in accordance with HPC processes and ensure that they align to the IWS forecast position; Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, ExperienceGeneral requirements• Good communicator both verbal and written• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a planner• Able to extract/compare/analyse data• Evidence of ability to develop scenario (what if) schedules• Evidence of issue identification - resolution and mitigation• Appropriate sustained experience over project lifecycle• General understanding of Project Controls and the link between Schedule, Cost & Risk• Knowledge of NEC (Preferred)
The purpose of this role is to capture the Sizewell C QHSE requirements (including ESG/CEEQUAL) for Design & Engineering (D&E) activity and to ensure they are abided to by the Civil Works Alliance (CWA) while taking into consideration the Civil Works specifics.Framework & BoundariesThe post holder will interface with; Sizewell C Quality Lead, Responsible Designer, Sizewell C ESG/CEEQUAL teamCivil Works Alliance QHSE Leads Principal Accountabilities Contribute to the development of the SZC QHSE Management plans by providing CWA specifics.Steer the CWA in the development of the QHSE management plans in compliance with SZC requirementsComment and endorse (Design) Quality Management plan(s) developed by the CWA Comment and endorse Safety in Design Management plans(s) developed by the CWAComment and endorse the Environment Management plan developed by the CWA and ensure the plan complies with the ESG/CEEQUAL Requirements set out by SZCEnsure the QHSE Management plans developed by the CWA are consistently implemented and maintained, including the related QHSE documentation as project develops
The Senior Radiography Coordinator ensures the smooth running of the onsite functioning of the Radiography Support Team's or third-party radiography resource and any other NNB Radiography coordination resource. The requirements for radiography will be identified within the contractor's workscope by Engineering standards both EDF and international. Contractors shall justify and agree the NDT technique and amount of on-site NDT, then request Radiography through the Senior Rradiography Coordinator. The Senior Radiography Coordinator will check the adequacy of planning and preparations and will de-clash the operation between Tier 1 Contractors considering the areas concerned, shift patterns and clearing of areas of personnel prior to radiography taking place in accordance with the HSE guidelines and Company Standards. They will ensure work is adequately planned, coordinated, prepared, and risks managed for the work to proceed safely, to time and quality by the Contractor.The Senior Radiography Coordinator will take an overview of radiography performance in delivering the Construction Plan for radiography across HPC site and have a broad understanding of all the radiography work being undertaken. Ensuring potential clashes are avoided and optimising the strategy so that all radiography is delivered safely and with the required quality. The Senior Radiography Coordinator will request forward plans of work and anticipate future risk and issues and be proactive in managing them. They will also need to play a pro-active role in the broader HPC Delivery team.