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Cost Engineer

Case by Case basis
West Midlands
13-05-2022 02:10 PM
Cost Engineer

We are currently dealing with a major Engineering contractor who are looking to expand the team in Birmingham by recruiting a Cost Engineer to work on the Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension (working within the MMA). Within this role, you will be required to assist the Commercial Team with the collation, reconciliation, and reporting of project data and provide cost and budget advice to Project Management Team working on the BEE.

As Cost Engineer your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Working closely with the SQS/QS you will assist with the cost control of the project, focusing on labour/plant/materials through tracking of orders and regular reconciliation of costs with budgets
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely cost collation, reconciliation, and reporting of data from site records – time and allocation sheets, GRN’s
  • Liaising with Construction Managers/Supervisors for the completion of these site records
  • Ensuring Cost Clerks all labour, plant, and material schedules and trackers are maintained and accurate
  • Liaising with sub-contractors for verification of labour hours etc.
  • Collation, organisation and reconciliation of spreadsheet data and data from finance/cost/site record systems
  • Active participation in weekly planned v actual resource usage reporting from weekly “plan, do, and review” meetings
  • Support the Project Commercial team as necessary in the preparation of cost reports
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested
  • Working in close cooperation with contract Delivery Managers and Product Line Managers, around commercial performance
  • Quote evaluation and risk assessment
  • Project forecast and stimulate timely invoicing
  •  Financial processes and outcomes in the assigned projects, identify gaps, non-compliance and/or potential financial risk areas
  • Participating in project management team
  • Providing interface with clients and suppliers
Job requirements:
  • Preferable degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a CE with a proven track record in major projects
  • Working knowledge of finance systems
  • Cost and budget administration
  • Financial and commercial reporting

As mentioned, this position as Cost Engineer is based in Birmingham so could suit candidates in the surrounding areas such as Coventry or Wolverhampton, or Derby. If this position is of interest, don’t hesitate to contact Erin at Critical Project Resourcing.

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