Costing Specialist/Cost Engineer - Utilities - Central Belt

Recruiter
RZ Group
Location
North Lanarkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Contract/Interim
Hours
Full Time

Costing Specialist/Cost Engineer - Utilities - Central Belt

RZ Group are working with one of Scotland's largest Utility providers who are on the lookout for a Costing Specialist or Cost Engineer to join their Outturn Cost Capture Team. The aim for this team is to provide insights into the costs, carry out reporting and analysis of data to enable insights and support Cost Intelligent decision making processes within the business.

The main role holder responsibilities will be:

- Sourcing, extracting and loading large data files while ensuring their completeness and integrity
- Understanding the relationships between different data sets to gain the maximum benefit out of the cost data
- Build and run Excel benchmarking models (eg VBA; Macros) to populate reports and conduct analysis
- Analyse the cost data to understand its business impact and think creatively about providing the meaningful insights that will drive effective decision making and deliver efficiencies
- Providing support for initiatives to improve Estimating capabilities, including processes, procedures and systems eg asset expenditure efficiency reporting
- Business Reporting
- Support the creation of a strong reputation by building and maintaining relationships with all key stakeholders

In order to be considered for the position candidates must have the following skills/experience:

- Excellent Excel skills eg complex formulae, use of Macros/VBA
- Must possess highly developed numeric, analytical and literary skills including the ability to understand, interpret and manage large volumes of complex data and share its meaning with team members
- Experience of the identification, collation and management of data from a variety of sources to support cost analysis, including the use of supporting tools
- The ability to pro-actively problem solve and seek continuous improvement in the quality of analysis and service delivery
- Good communication skills - written, interpersonal, negotiation, tact and diplomacy to liaise with internal and external customers
- Must have a full driving licence

It would be highly desirable if applicants had any of the following:

- Knowledge of Cost and Work Breakdown Structures
- Knowledge of and the ability to use Databases
- Experience of obtaining and translating data from ERP systems ie SAP, Oracle
- Understanding of cost & schedule management tools ie Primavera P6, Unifier, MS Project

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