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Intern – Cost Control - Basingstoke

Basingstoke, Hampshire
Job Title Intern – Cost Control
Location Basingstoke
   12-24 months
   Hourly Rate neg
performs a key role as part of the Development Function supporting the engineering for all the businesses (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream).
The newly upgraded office is a landmark feature on Basing View in central Basingstoke, with ample parking and only a five minute walk from the mainline railway station.
Role Overview/Purpose
A fantastic opportunity is available for a graduate to join the Engineering Team for a 12 – 24 month Placement based in Basingstoke Hampshire.
As a graduate engineer, you’ll work alongside our highly experienced industry experts and will gain experience and knowledge of working in the oil and gas industry.
You will have a proven ability to understand reporting, analysis, data collection, be highly numerical and show a willingness and capability to continue learning on the job.
We are looking for ambitious and innovative candidates to join the Process Engineering team.
You will be provided with a Personalised Development Plan, encouraged to continue training and gain hands on technical experience
The post is based in Basingstoke and will involve travel to operations worldwide including the potential for off-shore visits.
  • Support the Cost Control team in delivering Cost Forecasting, Budgeting, Variance Analysis and Reporting ensuring methods and standards conform to requirements
  • Prepare and analyse reporting
  • Undertake short term visits to a wide range of operating site and geographic regional offices worldwide.
  • Keep abreast of new legislations
  • Ensure a high standard of safety is maintained and Environmental and Quality Assurance processes are followed.
Essential Skills and Experience
  • High proficiency in working with Excel
  • Highly numerical and keen interest in analysing data
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate with people on all levels
  • Gathering information by liaising with all disciplines
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Tenacity and drive to see projects through and take ownership
  • Innovative and confident in communicating ideas through
  • Ability to challenge the status-quo
  • Strong ability to influence others
  • Highly proactive with the ability to lead and generate new ideas
  • Desire and keenness to collate relevant information
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Desire and keenness to learn
Desirable Skills and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Ability and keenness to travel abroad
  • Keen interest in working in an engineering environment
Ideal candidate will be Degree qualified in a relevant discipline such as Finance, Cost Control, Mathematics, Economics, Technology or similar, with a desire to take a placement in an engineering excellence facility.
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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