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Jacobs Cost Manager in Moor Row, United Kingdom

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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, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

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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

We have an opportunity for a Cost Manager based across our Nuclear Power Programmes. The Cost Manager will be part of the PMO team responsible for ensuring effective cost control is maintained via timely and accurate reporting. The role will be responsible for leading the Cost function, providing Cost Management for the programme’s identified projects, and coordinating updates to the programme’s Cost Report, demonstrating the accrued cost position, EAC, and performance comparable to the baseline.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Leading on the development of Cost Management tools and the implementation of the Cost Management system, through selection, development and roll out to ensure the accuracy of reported costs.

  • Overall responsibility for the Cost management function and team within the Project.

  • Development and continuous improvement of the programme’s Cost Management Strategy & Plan and all associated processes and procedures required to deliver effective and efficient cost reporting and analysis for the programme.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the programme’s approach to future cost analysis (inc. Earned Value or equivalent), and to establish a Trend Management Process to enable the controlled management and variation of the programme’s EAC.

  • Lead in conjunction with Commercial the establishment of rules of credit with Supply chain teams.

  • Maintain and implement changes to the programme’s cost baseline in conjunction with Change Management and Commercial, and in line with the programme’s Reporting Calendar, and assist with the assessment of change in line with the established Commercial and Change Sub Committee (CCSC) process and timelines.

  • Undertake and maintain suitable assurance checks to ensure all cost data reported is robust and an accurate reflection of the programme’s current position.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Educated to professional standard and membership of an appropriate body and to degree level or equivalent.

  • Ability to communicate cost and performance information to peers/managers/client in a way that is understood by all, especially those with limited knowledge of project controls.

  • Comfortable with challenging assumptions and processes in order to constantly improve the delivery of performance data.

  • Detailed working knowledge of cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis.

  • Experience of identifying, analysing, and solving problems.

  • Strong understanding/ working knowledge of Cost engineering/ forecasting tools (such as PRISM/ EcoSys/ Cobra)

  • Advanced working knowledge of Earned Value Methodologies

  • Experienced in working within Project Controls in a Major Programme environment

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