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Junior Cost Engineers

  1. Whitehaven
  1. Nuclear

Junior Cost Engineers

Key Competencies and Underpinning Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of financial systems.
  • Understand the inter-relationship between time, cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera.
  • Some experience in the use of Finance Project modules.


  • The main focus of this role will be to work with Project Managers to manage project costs and their integration with the management of risk, change and the schedule in accordance with the client’s standards and processes.
  • Assist with the controlling, monitoring, analysing and reporting of cost related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
  • Implement the correct and appropriate cost management tool for the project in accordance with the Client’s Programme Office processes/templates.
  • Assist in development of and use of Project Control Structures (CBS, OBS, WBS etc.).
  • Understand the basis of the estimate.
  • Ensure all cost and contract transactions on a project are understood and managed in an appropriate way.
  • Ensure all variances to the cost baseline are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the necessary cost management interface is in place with Finance and ensure regular communications.
  • Support the client Planning process. 
  • An understanding of the change process, understanding the reasons for factors influencing each change to the project’s cost baseline.
  • Review and understand, with the assistance of the Planning Engineer, the schedule progress and its alignment to the Project Control Structure.
  • Liaise with Project team members and contractors with regards to progress and financial forecasting.
  • Update the Cost Tool to comply with Project Reporting Cycles. 
  • Assist in contributing to progress meetings as required in support of the Project Manager. 
  • Contribute to lessons learnt process at project close out.


  • High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills and relevant finance experience would be beneficial.
  • Experience in Project Controls and/or Project Delivery, preferably in a highly regulated environment would be beneficial.
  • MS Office skills such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
  • Good attention to detail with good time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to use initiative.
  • Ability to work flexibly within the demands of the project.
  • Understand the inter-relationship between time, cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera.
  • Experienced in the use of Finance and Project modules beneficial.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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