Cost Engineer

Michael Page Property & Construction
£40,180 per annum
09 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Purpose of Role

To act as a source of advice on planning and estimating matters and manage activities across the business. To contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering.

Client Details

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads


Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for using expertise to provide detailed cost estimates for projects and programmes, in order to provide information to a range of areas to plan effectively
  • Responsible for working on projects throughout their lifecycle, providing timely and accurate outputs in accordance with the estimating manual to provide information to project boards
  • To Lead in the effective implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data to ensure that there is a consistent approach from all peers
  • To ensure contractors' estimates, including Target Costs, are audited to support the effective cost driven management of all projects
  • Assess safety performance to minimise risks, develop improvements and escalate issues with relevant authorities in a timely manner and carry out any tasks identified to the post in the Level 2 and relevant 2a Organisational Health & Safety RACI charts
  • Source of advice on planning and estimating matters


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Business Knowledge

  • Experienced Cost Engineer / Estimator in the Civil Engineering, or relevant alternative, construction Sector;
  • Demonstrable expertise in a specific range of estimations and cost engineering techniques
  • Experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques.

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • Ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines
  • Able to engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively

Personal Attributes

  • Regularly monitor own and team's work against milestones or targets and act promptly to keep work on track and maintain performance
  • Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a wide range of delivery options when making commercial decisions

Job Offer

Excellent basic salary and benefits package.