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Senior Cost Engineer PAYE - Aberdeen

Aberdeen, .


Senior Cost Engineer - 12 months plus

Client office - Kingswells, Aberdeen
Reports to: Lead Cost Engineer
Rates £35-40ph PAYE (please advise rate sought ideally)
Responsible for:

Providing cost assurance support to both capital projects and operating expenditure as required.

This role is a secondment and will be based in our Client office in Kingswells, Aberdeen.
Business Unit: Asset Solutions
Main purpose of role: Provide accurate and transparent cost control and reporting by evaluating, analysing and challenging spend for Capital Projects (CAPEX), Turnarounds and Operating Expenditure (OPEX).

Ensuring costs are managed responsibly within the approved budget, capturing all expenditure and allocations accurately including achievable forecasts over the term of the project or work scope.
  • Confident working with detailed WBS based cost estimates and excel based cost reports.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting updates of Value of Work Done (VoWD) and forward forecasting including forecast phasing.
  • Consultation with sub-contractors regarding invoices and payment applications with the ability to interrogate relevant systems to ensure accurate results.
  • Highlight to applicable budget holder and progress project change orders, ensuring that the cost report correctly reflects the type and amount of change and is fully auditable.
  • Ability to identify trends early, highlight potential increases and risk to costs to relevant budget holder and offer corrective measures.
  • Assist with the validation of variation requests from 3rd parties.
  • Prepare, schedule and be responsible for monthly cost meetings with budget holders and PM’s.
  • Ensure efficient and timely closure of Purchase/Service Orders in relevant systems including the technical and financial close of all projects and work scopes at completion.

The above is an outline of key duties and accountabilities, however, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake any tasks which are deemed relevant to the role.

The successful candidate is expected to adhere to Petrofac / Client values and safety rules.

Knowledge & Qualifications:
  • Appropriate Quantity Surveying/Cost Engineering qualification beneficial.
  • Previous experience in a Cost Engineering role essential.
  • Familiarity with Maximo/SAP systems desirable.

Skills & Competencies:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable communicating at a variety of levels within the organisation
  • Self-starter and comfortable with communications at all levels in the organisation with a focus on delivery, accuracy and support of all assigned projects.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to achieve targets and objectives within deadlines.
  • Advanced excel skills preferred.


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