- Location: Manchester
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Seeking to fill an estimator with a strong mechanical background and experience working on nuclear projects.
About the Role:
- Responsible for estimating the costs of a planned construction project in terms of the labour, equipment and materials required, prepare analytical estimates for Mechanical Engineering works, that are technically accurate and with an acceptable risk level, from outline drawings and specifications.
- Participate in the design development to assess buildability, materials, innovation and cost effectiveness of proposals and provide high level pricing information early in the tender for optioneering and budgeting to ensure the most cost-effective solution offered.
- Capability to work on multiple projects.
- Strong mechanical background with experience working on nuclear projects.
- The ability to obtain SC clearance.
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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.
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Role: Cost EngineerDuration: 6-month contract Seeking Cost Engineers on behalf of a major nuclear client to join a nuclear manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate will already have SC clearance or be able to obtain SC clearances. Responsibilties: Demonstrable and 5 years' experience in cost engineering rolesSome experience using Primavera P6 software (read-only access and reporting)Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned Value Analysis (EVA)Good understanding of project management principles and processesHNC/HND in engineering or similarBasic understanding of all project controls (including cost engineering, estimating, change control and risk management)Good data manipulation skills, particularly within MS ExcelGood IT skills (Microsoft, Outlook, P6, MSP, Interface/ Data Warehouse databases), numerical, analytical and organisational skills; Visual Basic for Applications (desirable)Good spoken and written EnglishQualified to graduate level in an engineering or similar based degree (desirable)Experience within the Nuclear Industry or other highly regulated industries essential (e.g. Rail, Highways, Power, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals)
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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.