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Contract: Cost Engineer / Reading

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Location: Reading
We are looking for a Cost Engineer to join a major Chemicals project in Reading.

As Cost Engineer, you will provide cost engineering services that control the cost of the project from the start of Execute phase until the end of the construction.

The project cost baselines are controlled throughout the entire lifecycle of the project from Execute to start up. Internal factors influencing the job are regular rapid, transparent communication of project cost at completion, forecasting cash flow needs & creation of procedures or work processes to control cost, including monitoring change and their impact. Important external factors are financing institutions requests, EPCm contractor and sub-contractors.
Main accountabilities:
  • Assist in reviewing PAFs mobilising/demobilising the EPCm contractor personnel
  • Assist Scheduler, Lead Cost Engineer and Project Controls Manager in ad hoc project controls duties as required
  • Ensure that all costs incurred are included in the total project cost
  • Collect data on spending and commitments, post them against estimated values, and make a forecast for that particular item of the cost estimate
  • Monitor forecast deviations and report status of these budgets in a timely manner throughout the projects
  • Play a key role in the technical management of all contractors and sub-contractors activities who are responsible in the achievement of the project objectives for cost tracking
  • Ensure that cost risk analysis is performed and applied to forecasting activities
  • Ensures all proposed change requests receive cost impact assessments beginning with Execute project phase
  • Support the auditing efforts by the banker’s engineers chartered by the external financing institutions.
Experience required: 
  • Level of education & Experience in general
  • A Bachelor degree in a technical discipline, or equivalent, is preferred but not mandatory, anyhow there is need to share a common understanding, based on “scientific principles and techniques”, with the engineering function.
  • A minimum of 10-15 years experience in a process industry production and/or engineering environment with large (>$100MM) capital project management experience. Mega-project experience (>$1000MM) preferred.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Project Controls practices.
  • This job will require travel to the EPCm contractor office for work with the owner Team 

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