• Title
    Senior Cost Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Control
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Woods nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment


    Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Cost Engineer with experience in the oil and gas or nuclear industry. As the demand for our expertise continues to grow an opportunity has arisen for a Cost Engineer to work as part of the Wood Project Delivery Function. This role will be based in Birchwood, and the position is responsible for cost reporting and cost management of a major capital project.


    • Provide cost control service to the projects with responsibility for accurate project cost reporting and analysis
    • Assist Project Managers & Project Engineers with estimates for Tenders
    • Compiling instruction forms for new project set up
    • Preparation of Monthly Client Cost Reports
    • Monitoring and compilation of project sales and cost accruals
    • Variances investigation and reporting e.g. investigating variances on Monthly Profit Appraisal Report
    • Assisting Project Managers & Project Engineers with producing EAC (estimate at completion)
    • Raising purchase requisitions and receipting invoices
    • Monitoring and reconciling costs for Intercompany support to the projects
    • Dealing with project connection requests (for time bookings & expenses)
    • Dealing with cost transfers such as hour transfers between projects
    • Dealing with project close-outs
    • Ad hoc cost reporting

    In addtion, as this is a Senior role, the successful candidate will be expected to:


    • Act as the "main focal point of contact" for internal and external stakeholders
    • Build, maintain and strengthen relationships within the team
    • Identify areas for improved efficiency on their projects and implement strategies to achieve more efficient working
    • Support the Cost Manager on an ad-hoc basis (e.g. during interviews / on-boarding of personnel)
    • Provide mentioring and support to more junior members of their project and / or wider Cost Engineering function. 


    Skills / Qualifications



    • Experience in a cost control role
    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Experience with financial or cost management software
    • Attention to detail and good numerical skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team



    • Has completed (or is working towards completing) a QCF qualification in Project Controls
    • Experience of working in a Senior Cost Engineering role
    • Bachelor degree an advantage but not essential
    • Experience of working in a JV team with three or more partners

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.


    For our communities:

    We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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