Cost Controller

Job Description

Job Title: Cost Controller

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting the Deputy Head of Cost in developing and maintaining governance frameworks, BMS Procedures, Desk Instructions, and self-audit plans. Perform SQEP assessments and create training and development plans
  • Building effective relationships with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of cost data, especially for the Full Programme Costing and Annual Budgeting Cycle processes
  • Helping to drive identified opportunities to completion and ensure CMG assurance aligns with in-year Efficiencies KPI targets
  • Overseeing Full Programme Costing submissions for the Dreadnought Programme budget areas, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Managing the cash claims approval process, enabling timely review, approval, and payment of Industry Party claims
  • Assisting the Deputy Head of Cost in ensuring compliance with financial reporting requirements and correct accounting treatments)

Your skills and experiences:

  • You will need to have relevant experience within Finance, Project accounting, Project controls, or Cost Estimating
  • You will need to have significant experience in managing the interface between projects and finance whilst ensuring clear visibility from project activity to financial outputs
  • Significant experience working with stakeholders across multiple functions and grade structures whilst being able to facilitate and influence decision-making at these levels


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Cost Estimating Team:

You will be working on the Dreadnought Submarine programme, which is one of the largest, most complex programmes currently being undertaken in the UK. From a career perspective, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring your experience to life in an environment where you can make a real difference. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 12th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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