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Junior Cost Engineer

Junior Cost Engineer

Posted 5 February by Costain

This role is an entry level role that prepares the holder for progression to specified Project Control roles. The role provides support to specific project control tasks and delivery of work as detailed below. This also provides experience, learning and development towards a substantive position by exposure to both operational and project environments.

The Trainee will work under supervision across various areas delivering work during their time, The role will require the individual to be potentially based on various sites and therefore temporary UK mobility is a requirement. Trainees will be developed, mentored and supported by their employing organisation so that they achieve the necessary competencies and skills for core Project Control roles.

1. Planning

Allowing experience of the following areas to be developed:

Provide low level planning and scheduling for projects under the supervision of the PCL and in line with EDF procedures.

• EDF Energy planning / scheduling procedures.

• Project Scheduling.

• 'S' Curves and tabulations, Hours / Resource histograms.

• Monthly progress report including narrative, Produce current physical progress report.

• Analysis of schedule trends and produce forecasts of schedule performance.

• Methods used to control and manage projects using appropriate levels of scheduling.

• Methods used to measure progress and productivity.

• The impact of resource constraints on schedule achievement

Cost Management

Provide cost management support for projects under the supervision of the PCL and in line with EDF procedures.

Allowing experience of the following areas to be developed:

• Reviewing hours spent against budget, including productivity and rate analysis.

• Reviewing material requisitions against budget specifications.

• Analysing cost and hour trends.

• Issuing documents and transmittals through the Document Management System.

• Document numbering and the processes involved in issuing documents and drawings.

• Cost codes and contract numbers.

• The interfaces between project control and other disciplines.

• The use of SAP in projects.

Estimating & Risk

Provide cost estimating support to project managers and engineers, producing estimates for projects

under the supervision of the PCL and in line with EDF procedures.

Allowing experience of the following areas to be developed:

• Event risk analysis. • Estimating classification.

• Event risk analysis.

• Control and distribution of design documents at site and the resolution of engineering queries.

• Details planning of site works, monitoring progress on site and the identification and resolution of issues affecting progress.

• Control and management of materials on site.

• Project support roles.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes


To the Project Control Lead:

1. Delivering allocated roles and tasks in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project and Station Procedures and within the approved baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.

2. Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline or task being performed.

3. Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the task status, activities and performance.

Knowledge and Skills

• Experience 2 years.

• Evidence of potential project controls capability, aptitude to combine both technical and commercial office with site project delivery.

• An understanding of the need for Safety and Quality within a project environment.

• Good logical reasoning and numeracy skills.

• Good interpersonal skills and tenacity.

• Basic P6 knowledge Primavera - P102.

• Basic SAP knowledge.

Must have knowledge in the use of packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ideally developed

knowledge of Excel.

Required skills

  • Estimating
  • Interfaces
  • Cost Management
  • Project Support
  • Requisitions

Reference: 39533348

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