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Cost Engineer - Highways

  • Job type: Job Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : Job Reference: COST1
  • Location: Location: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
  • Sector: Sector: Build, Commercial Management, Built Environment
  • Salary: Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + package and flex benefits
  • Date posted: Date Posted: 23/08/2016
My client is involved in some of the UK's most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding.

They are seeking experienced Cost Engineers to support their highways teams in Manchester and Birmingham. It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within our business.

Overview of Role:

As a Cost Engineer you will be required to act as a source of advice on planning and estimating matters and manage activities across the business.

You will be expected to contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering.

You will work with commercial colleagues to contribute to the improving capability of the cost engineering function and commercial expertise in the wider business.

Your Day-to-Day:
*Provide expert advice on planning and estimating matters in relation to allocated schemes and produce project cost estimates in accordance with current guidance and tools.
*Audit, develop and challenge estimates received, including target costs, to contribute to effective cost driven management of all projects.
*Contribute to and develop commercial approaches throughout the Directorate to improve feedback and data in relation to process and cost intelligence.
*Lead and mentor Assistant Cost Engineers.
*Contribute to guidance on cost estimation / measurement / risk assessment / development and implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data.
*Assess safety performance to minimise risks, develop improvements and escalate issues with relevant authorities in a timely manner and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI chart.

What you have to Offer:

*Experienced Cost Engineer / Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector;
*Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of cost engineering techniques
*Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques. Experience of producing robust estimating outcomes;
*Ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines
*Able to engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs
*To assist in driving down costs, and achieving "Value for Money for the taxpayer"
*Ability to help inform business decisions;
*Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively

Spencer Ogden is an equal opportunities employer

For more information about this role please contact our Manchester office