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Lead Cost Engineer – PSC

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom


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Job Description

Wood has an opportunity for an experienced Lead Cost Engineer to join our team in Reading on a 24 month contract . In this role you will be responsible for providing a complete Cost Engineering service to both project and corporate management for Proposal and Project Operations, this may include supervision of cost engineering team on larger projects.


Establishing project requirements, in conjunction with Project Control Manager, with regards to scope of services, organisation and job specific procedures and cost reporting
Establishing manhour, materials quantity and cost budgets, control and forecasting of direct and indirect costs
Reporting to client and internal management
Analysis of variances, trends and development of monthly forecasts.
Supervise the monitoring and control of cost commitments, expenditure and their allocation. 
Monitor overall project cost performance and contingency allowances and draw down.
Providing on the job training and guidance for more junior Cost Engineers
Maintaining close liaison with client personnel to maintain satisfactory working relationships and to identify potential problem areas


Degree or HNC / HND preferred, ideally in an engineering discipline or where strong cost and commercial skills are included
A proven cost engineering experience within Petrochemical or similar industries
Proactive approach
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
A pro-active approach to solving problems and getting the job done
Excellent communication skills
Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
Proven numerical, analytical and literacy skills. 
Willing to share information and develop junior staff

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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