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Jacobs Cost Engineer in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs are committed to offering a career within one company and recognise the exceptional talent we have in our people. As Jacobs evolves, we want to inspire and empower you to deliver your best work, so you too can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

About the opportunity:

Jacobs have some exciting opportunities with our Decommissioning team and are looking for talented and enthusiastic Cost Engineers who are keen to cement our existing expertise in delivering projects to our key clients and encouraging the growth of our business in this sector.

The purpose of this role is to assist the Project Managers in delivering their projects on time and to budget through attention to detail and the application of Jacobs standard processes and best practice techniques.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Application of project controls processes and systems utilization

  • Project set up, close out and reconciliations.

  • Ensuring correct cost allocation

  • Project cost forecasting

  • Revenue and gross margin monitoring

  • Ensure corporate systems are up to date and an accurate reflection of the project

  • Monitoring of aged debt

  • Project Financial Reviews

  • Preparation of Client specific monthly reports

  • Preparation of internal reporting for Operational Project Reviews

  • Attendance and / or contributions at monthly meetings

Additional tasks may include assisting the Project/Programme Manager in:

  • Earned value analysis

  • Risk & opportunity management

  • Programme & resource monitoring

  • Monitoring key performance indicators as necessary

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2+ years previous experience in a similar role

  • Strong mathematical background

  • Attention to detail and good numerical skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • A QCF qualification in Project Controls an advantage, but not essential

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular; Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Degree qualified – preferably in a relevant numerical discipline an advantage, but not essential


  • Awareness of Project Management principles (PRINCE2 / APM)

  • A basic understanding of various contract types & contract law

Candidates for this role should display these “Future essential skills”

  • Relationship centric

  • Active listener

  • Resilient

  • Adaptable

  • Strategic mindset

  • Growth mindset

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.