Senior Cost Engineer in Jacobs at Washington, England, United Kingdom

Website Jacobs

This listing is about Jacobs in Washington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Your Impact

At Jacobs, we’ll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a large, +£1billion project with over 600 JV personnel employed across multiple locations mainly in Warrington, Sellafield and Stockton. The BEP Joint Venture project will safely design and deliver a Plant and the works in accordance with the requirements of the contract to enable conditioning of wastes from the various donor plants, carried out in line with the Employer’s needs and to the satisfaction of stakeholders in the Box Encapsulation Project (BEP).

This role will be based at Washington House in Warrington. Reporting to the Cost Manager, the Senior Cost Engineer will be responsible for providing a comprehensive cost engineering service through the various stages of the project. Responsibilities include

  • Collection, monitoring and forecasting of actual cost of work performed (ACWP) against the Control Account structure.
  • Production of monthly Estimate at Completion (EAC) forecasts for financial year and lifetime project, striving to achieve KPI metrics for forecasting accuracy and timeliness of submission.
  • Staffing plan reporting and forecasting.
  • Earned value management and reporting.
  • Cost variance analysis and trending, identifying areas of concern to the Cost Manager and responsible Control Account Manager (CAM).
  • Commitment tracking and reporting.
  • Support the change control process, identifying budget deficits and implementing changes.
  • Production of weekly & monthly reports, working closely with Planners and CAMs.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Here’s What You’ll Need

The candidate must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to converse effectively within the project controls team and with other disciplines within the wider project, whilst working professionally within a client facing environment.

  • Significant experience of major nuclear construction projects (>£50M) or similar highly regulated sector.
  • Proven experience working closely with multi-disciplined engineering, procurement and construction teams.
  • Proven experience of applying processes and systems to enable accurate cost management.
  • Proven experience of implementing and applying a robust change control process.
  • Ability to interrogate programme alignment to costs incurred, with the application of EVM to provide detailed cost variance analysis.
  • Sound knowledge of all Project Controls practices including planning, estimating and risk management.
  • Experience of working in a JV and client facing environment.
  • Well organised and methodical.
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

Job Reference ID CMS0003BI

Company: Jacobs

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Job Location: Washington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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