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Senior Project Cost Control Engineer

Senior Project Cost Control Engineer

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Position – Senior Project Cost Control Engineer (SkyNet)
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £60.00 per hour Umbrella Co 
Duration – 6 Months +
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week 
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC / DV Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Ashton Vale, Bristol, UK / Remote
Start Date – ASAP !

Role description / task:

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

This role is based within our Mission Systems business area. Our client is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security.

We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.

Required Experience /Qualification /Attributes:

Role description / task:
As a Senior Project Controller (Cost), you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary, you’ll be working on supporting the delivery of vital military satellite communication systems. Your work will directly contribute to shaping the future of military satellite communication systems within defence. And, with our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Day to day, you’ll be supporting the Project Controls Manager in providing project cost control services across the Skynet programme (circa £500m+). 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements, typically 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home or one of our hubs.

The Senior Project Controller (Cost) will play a crucial role in managing the financial aspects of the Skynet programme from initiation to completion. This includes the development and implementation of effective cost control measures, such as cost forecasting, cost variance analysis and performance evaluation, to ensure that the project remains on track financially against the approved budget.

The Senior Project Controller (Cost) will collaborate closely with Skynet team to develop cost estimates and forecasts, identifying potential risks and variance that may impact the Estimate to Complete (ETC). The role will also be responsible for assessing and managing the financial impact of changes in project scope, requirements or objectives, and updating the forecasts accordingly.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting the Skynet team in all aspects of Project Cost Control
• Prepare and deliver all necessary internal and external cost control reports and documentation
• Provide key input into the production and management of Control Account Plans, including establishing basis of estimates and cost related assumptions and dependencies
• Collate, organise, and present the necessary data to enable Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting
• Provide the necessary input to enable Cost Risk Analysis (CRA)
• Coordinate and develop project/programme spend projections, cost reconciliations and variance analysis
• Coordinate and develop project work-in-progress (WIP), commitment and estimate at complete (EAC) forecasts

Required Experience /Qualification /Attributes:

This role will suit candidates with a background in finance, accountancy, project management and project controls; looking for a change in direction and a strong desire to develop themselves, as well as people with existing project experience as a project cost engineer
• Considerable experience in the advanced application of Project Management techniques in a relevant technical project environment across the full project lifecycle
• Previous experience on complex defence and/or telecommunication projects/programmes, preferably military SatCom (desirable, but not essential)
• Ability to champion high performance and inspire others
• Experience in the application of SRA/CRA and EVM
• Strong commercial awareness and an understanding of contract and commercial management
• Experience working with senior level managers both internally and externally.
• APM PMQ, Chartered status or equivalent (advantageous)
• PPC Practitioner