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COST ENGINEER

Location: BRISTOL, AVON Salary: 250.00 - 360.00 GBP Per Day
Sector: Finance Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: 3061183
Are you an experienced costing engineer looking for your next challenge?
Do you have costing experience in the manufacturing and infrastructure sector?


My client, Highways England is looking for an interim cost engineer to work within the cost planning team on a 6 month contract.

The main purpose of the role:
To act as a source of advice on planning and estimating across the business. To contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering. To work with commercial colleagues to contribute to the improving capability of the cost engineering function and commercial expertise in the wider business.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

Experienced Cost Engineer / Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector;
Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of cost engineering techniques
Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively
Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and technique

Main duties and responsibilities:
Provide expert advice on planning and estimating matters in relation to allocated schemes and undertake 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
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 charts

This role will be based in Bristol. The contract is expected to start ASAP and the proposed end date is 12th January 2018. The daily pay rate is £275 - £360 depending on experience. This project is in scope with IR35 regulations.



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