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Senior Cost Engineer

Job Title: Senior Cost Engineer
Location: Cumbria with hybrid working
Type: Contract or Permanent

Are you an experienced Cost Engineer looking for an opportunity to lead an innovate? We are currently seeking a Senior Cost Engineer to join our dynamic team in Cumbria. This role offers the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements and the chance to make a meaningful impact.


  • Independently oversee, analyse, and manage costs for significant projects/programs of work, continuously seeking opportunities for positive changes and ongoing improvements.
  • Play an integral role within project teams, collaborating closely with other project controls disciplines to leverage expertise and influence teams toward cost reduction and operational efficiencies whenever feasible.
  • Conduct Earned Value Analysis to pinpoint critical areas and emerging trends, offering recommendations for recovery options, and contribute to producing clear and concise reports.
  • Deliver precise forecasts for expenditure and performance, both within the financial year and over the project’s lifetime.
  • Manage cost control databases for specific work areas, ensuring the validation and integrity of data across various systems.
  • Possess a deep understanding of different forms of contracts and their impact on cost forecasting and management.
  • Demonstrate experience in client/subcontractor environments, showcasing the ability to manage relationships positively and handle information effectively in such contexts.
  • Exercise control over project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain.
  • Uphold a governance role within the project controls framework by aiding in the formulation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, actively encouraging adherence throughout the organisation.
  • Lead and develop proposals for baseline changes, ensuring compliance with internal and client requirements.
  • Provide assurance and quality checks to support sanction and baseline change submissions.
  • Contribute to the periodic update and resubmission of project and program business cases as needed.
  • Offer mentorship and support to colleagues in their professional development.
  • Support the application of risk processes within project teams, working closely with the Risk Coordinator and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops, and the upkeep of risk registers.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of project controls systems.


Must Have: 

  • Demonstrate a proven track record in managing programme/project controls effectively.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of procedures and methodologies relevant to the field, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of underlying principles.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, both externally and internally with the ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in producing and presenting information to high standards.
  • Capable of working under pressure, adapting to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality in handing sensitive information.
  • Display excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Possess advanced IT skills. 


Why Join us? 

  • Opportunity to work on significant programs of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Hybrid working arrangements providing flexibility and work life balance.
  • Competitive compensation package and opportunities for professional development.
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment where your contributions are valued and recognised.


How to Apply:

For more information about this exciting opportunity and to apply, please get in touch with us today by emailing your most up to date CV to charlotte.trafford@primauno.co.uk We look forward to hearing form you and discussing how you can contribute to our teams success.