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Judy Mitchell


                                   lead Cost Engineer





Purpose of the Job


      As part of the Project team, works with the Project Manager and other team members to analyse and report on the cost status of the works.


      To supervise and support cost engineers working on the project.


      To consolidate and analyse all cost data and to brief the Project Manager on the cost status of the works.


      Co-ordinates the implementation of the Project Change/Trend Program within the Project.

Co-ordinates weekly Trend meetings and ensures the timely raising and resolution of





Principal Accountabilities


      Responsible that all cost data is recorded, analysed and reported as per the approved procedures and guidance notes on behalf of the Project Manager.


      To actively manage and support the Cost Engineers working within the Project, so that they are able to meet their own deliverables in terms of quality and timeliness.


      Responsible that the Cost Management database is maintained correctly and ensures that forecast and budgeted costs align with cost flows for EV purposes.


      Responsible for weekly and period reporting requirements are met.


      Participates in re-forecasts as required by the Programme.


      Provide guidance and direction to Contractors to ensure compliance with the Contract.


      Interface with contract administration on contract issues and status of changes. Provides assistance with assessment of changes.


      Participate and manage the preparation of cost studies utilising historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. To help innovate and develop new techniques as required to meet specific needs.


      Assists projects in identifying and assessing changes.


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      Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies.


      Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times


      Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too.


      Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behavior when interacting with colleagues.


      Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk.




Main Challenges of the Job


      It is essential that the Lead Cost Engineer is seen to be a key member of an integrated project team and can demonstrate that they have a full knowledge of the project scope/ schedule and all cost related issues


      The Lead Cost Engineer must be seen to be proactive relating to all cost and schedule issues (leadership).


      The Lead Cost Engineer should always be prepared to question if there are any alternative options available when change is identified to ensure that the effect on cost and schedule is minimal.


      All required cost information needs to be delivered inline with the project reporting timetable as part of a 4 weekly reporting cycle.


      Work closely with team members to ensure that there are no cost surprises.





Person Specification


      Experience and demonstrated skill in cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis.


      Construction experience as a Cost Engineer preferable.


      Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated skill in presenting cost engineering information to management/clients.


      Proven skills in the efficient management of others.


      Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems.


      Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction and startup work processes.


      Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.


      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering or Construction Management or

Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience.


      An advanced level of Excels skills desirable.


      An intermediate level of forecasting, scheduling techniques and risk analysis.







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Please note: Rates are correct at time of posting and are an approximate indication only. Rates are subject to change