Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Commercial Management, Contracts Administration, Operations Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Cost Engineer. This role is on a 6 month contract but likely that it will be extended. 

Having committed to significant investment over the next few years, we now require an experienced Cost Engineer preferably with relevant experience in refining or petrochemical facilities to play a key role in the delivery and support of our business projects.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the production, integrity and accuracy of detailed cost reports to each asset
  • Analyse estimates and forecast costs to ensure they are accurate and will be maintained within the target cost or lump sum depending on contract strategy.
  • Maintain detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the Assets and interface with planning teams to ensure that cost and schedule progress are monitored.
  • Calculate actual spend and Value Of Work Done (VOWD) figures through consultation with various sub-contractors and interrogating the various system on site (SAP, Maximo, Planning, etc)
  • Collate and analyse all Project commitments to ensure that cost remains within sanction and is reported accurately.
  • Arrange journal transfers where costs have been allocated inappropriately/incorrectly to ensure proper cost allocation.
  • Analyse spend report on any unusual spend or unbudgeted spend to ensure projects remain on budget.
  • Maintain detailed referenced files and supporting documentation to give a complete picture/audit trail and ensure historical data is retained for future use.
  • Assist Purchasing with the validation of Variation Requests from 3rd parties and audits
  • Maintain records pertaining to all Change Orders arising from variation requests
  • Assist with risk mitigation
  • Assist Purchasing with claims arising
  • Ensure efficient and timely close out of all budgets
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Appropriate Quantity Surveying/Cost Engineering qualification
  • Experience in cost engineering (min 5 years) in a large complex manufacturing environment and have a proven track record of negotiation of high value contracts ( > €5m) that bring quantifiable benefits to the business
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with Maximo/SAP systems is desired
  • Ability to manage time effectively to achieve targets and objectives within deadlines.
  • Ability to use, manipulate and organise systems to obtain required data.
  • Self starter and comfortable with communications at all levels in the organisation

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.