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Senior Cost Engineer-1

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England
£42000 - £65000 per annum + pension
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Senior Cost Engineer

AWE are currently recruiting for Senior Cost Engineers to join our Project Controls team. As a Senior Cost Engineer, you'll ensure that a quality Cost Engineering service is delivered to projects by leading and task managing the team of Cost Engineers and Financial Analysts.

Location - Reading area

Package - Salary based on experience

AWE offers 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 with a range of employee benefits is also available.

You'll be part of an integrated 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.

We are looking for the Senior Cost Engineer to have:

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

Experience of implementing best practice cost engineering processes and tools including;

  • Budget production and maintenance including MOD ABC (Annual Budget Cycle)

  • Cost Forecasting

  • Change Control

  • Variance Analysis

  • Cost and Performance Reporting

  • Forms of contract Eg NEC4

  • Earned Value Management processes and techniques

  • Working within Public Contract Regulations

  • Good communication skills including networking, influencing and stakeholder management

Preferably, we are looking for the Senior Cost Engineer to have:

  • A Project Management qualification (e.g., APMP)

  • Membership of a relevant professional body or working towards one

  • Experience of coaching and mentoring

  • Knowledge of confidence modelling processes

Individuals interested in this permanent opportunity will be required to be obtain and maintain the relevant level of UK Security Clearance



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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