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Jacobs Cost Engineer in Somerset, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

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Start your Jacobs 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.

Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is 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.

About the opportunity:

Job Purpose / Overview

Working in the Cost Discipline of Integrated Project Controls (IPC), under the direction and leadership of the IPC Cost Manager, to develop, maintain and deliver timely and accurate cost data and reports for either one of the Programme Controls Teams or the Central Controls Team within the HPC Project, including forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP).

To support the Client in minimising the Estimate At Completion (EAC) for the Programme in accordance with best value.

It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.

Dimensions

Hinkley Point C is a circa £20bn project. This role will involve working within either an integrated multi-disciplinary delivery team for one of the six programmes (Civils, Nuclear Island, Conventional Island, Equipment, Commissioning, or Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC) or the Central Controls Team, which is the subdivision of the Integrated Project Controls Function that operates at Project level;. If the role is deployed into one of the Programme Controls Teams, then it reports to the PCM with a functional report to the IPC Cost Manager. If it is in the Central Controls Team, then it reports directly to the IPC Cost Manager. The scope of each individual role will vary depending on the job-holder’s area of responsibility. There are no subordinates in this role. The role is based at any HPC required location.

Contextual Information:

Operating Environment

In order to understand the operating environment, the jobholder will be familiar with the following key documents:

  • Company Manual – outlines the purpose of the company

  • Project Execution & Business Plan – describes the delivery strategy for the Project

  • Project Delivery Model – signposts readers to key procedures

  • Integrated Project Controls Manual – how work is undertaken in the Integrated Project Controls Function

  • Discipline-specific Procedures – detailed activity steps, interfaces, etc

The Nuclear environment is highly regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). Nuclear Safety Culture is of paramount importance to the Project and embedded throughout.

Key Interfaces include:

  • Cost Discipline

  • Other Integrated Project Controls Disciplines (Estimating, Planning, Risk, Performance Measurement & Analysis

  • Project Controls Managers (PCMs)

  • Project & Programme Managers

  • Supply Chain Function

  • Supply Chain Partners (Tier 1)

  • Finance Function

Principal Accountabilities

Team:

  • Support the PCM or IPC Cost Manager in the implementation and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes for Cost, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis.

  • Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork.

Core Processes:

  • Produce and maintain accurate cost and cash forecasts in alignment with the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS).

  • Accurately maintain all cost data for the Programme within the financial control system (EcoSys), including monthly ACWP calculations.

  • Co-ordinate and produce cost reports to a defined reporting cycle.

  • Assist in the accurate assessment of EAC.

  • Assist in the Trend & Change process, including production of Project Change Reports, analysis of cost impact and provision of feedback on areas of risk and opportunities.

  • Review, acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts provided by Tier 1 Contractors and suppliers.

  • Assist with analysis of earned value.

  • Adhere to Project governance and Cost standards and procedures.

  • Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with the Client policies and procedures.

Notes

  • Note1: Based on Client site at HPC Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week.

  • Note2: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role.

  • Note3: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from either Bristol City Centre or from the Park & Ride facilities located off the M5 Junction 23 & 24.

  • Note4: Please provide travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential

  • Degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or another related field.

  • Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status.

  • Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Cost role.

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies and techniques.

  • Ability to understand and use cost management software.

  • Understanding of earned value analysis.

  • High level of analytical and numerical skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • High standard of interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • English language – fluent written & verbal

Desirable

  • Experience in the use of cost management software systems such as EcoSys, ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends); @risk (QCRA); Safran (QSRA); Primavera P6 (Scheduling); Synchro (Schedule 4D modelling); Acumen Fuse (Schedule Analysis); Adobe Professional (Report Publishing); Power BI (Business Intelligence Analytics); Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access); SAP (Financial); CEMAR (Supply Chain); Teamcenter (Document Control).

  • Experience on a major construction project.

  • Experience in the Nuclear sector.

  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques in a UK context

  • Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC.

  • Working knowledge of cost risk analysis techniques.

  • The ability to build relationships both internally and externally.

  • Good commercial awareness.

  • Working knowledge of French and/or Chinese languages.

Behavioural Competences

Inspiration:

  • Follow the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency, Teamwork

  • Have a clear vision, direction and sense of purpose

  • Ability to identify critical business issues

  • Ability to innovate, think laterally and tackle new areas of business risk and opportunity

  • Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction

Integrity:

  • Embody the HPC values of Humility, Positivity, Clarity, Respect and Solidarity

  • Understand and comply with rules and guidance about protecting sensitive Project data

  • Be open in communication

  • Be self-confident and assured

  • Be honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest, and respect confidentiality.

Impact:

  • Results-focussed

  • Striving for quality and excellence

  • Strong and effective decision-making capabilities

  • Know when to take own initiative and able to do so

  • Pro-active approach to problem-solving

  • Getting results and making things happen

Involvement:

  • Ability to work in, and make a positive contribution to, a team

  • Willingness to help with ad-hoc or one-off tasks

  • Engage and motivate others

  • Recognise, draw out and utilise the skills of others

Why Jacobs?

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