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Cost Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
£34000 - £51000 per annum + + pension etc
Closing date
10 Aug 2022
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We're looking for Project Cost Engineers to join our Project Controls Team, within our Project Controls Function.

Location - Reading area

Package - Salary based on experience

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

As a Project Cost Engineer, you'll be tasked to deliver a first-class cost engineering service to projects within the company.

You'll be an integral part of our Project Controls Team, responsible for contributing to the production of project budgets, monthly cost reports, cost forecasts, assessments of value of work in progress and supplier value of work done. You'll also have input into the investment approval and change control process, risk and opportunity process and peer reviews.

Successful applicants for the Project Cost Engineer role will have:

Knowledge and experience of implementing best practice cost engineering processes and tools including: -

  • Budget production and baseline maintenance

  • Cost Forecasting

  • Change Control

  • Variance Analysis

  • Cost and Performance Reporting

  • Knowledge and experience of forms of contract e.g., NEC3

  • Knowledge and experience of working with Earned Value Management (EVM) processes and techniques

  • Good communication skills including networking, influencing and stakeholder management

Opportunities will also exist to gain experience of Project Planning utilising Primavera as AWE's primary project scheduling tool as well as Project Controls Management.

Qualifications (preferred):

  • Degree or HND/HNC in appropriate business or technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • Membership or working towards membership of relevant professional body (Eg Association of cost engineers - ACostE)

  • Association of Project Management qualification (e.g., Project Planning and Control - Fundamentals/Practitioner)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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