Project Cost Estimator / Analyst

Job Description

Functional Estimator
Location: Devonport, Plymouth

About the role

Here at Babcock (Devonport Royal Dockyard), we are proud to be the UK's leading submarine support provider. We are entrusted with the upkeep and deep maintenance of our Nation's submarines, which have been compared to the space shuttle in terms of complexity and are one of the most challenging engineering projects undertaken in the UK.

Whilst we continue to provide the Royal Navy with safe, highly capable Vanguard and Trafalgar classes of submarine, we are also preparing for the future. The Astute class represents the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy. This is a great time to be part of our team, with the new challenges and a significant increase in our future workload this new class will bring. This is critical work that requires the very best people.

As a Functional Estimator you will be part of the Business Support team that is integral to the success of the submarines business. You will gain exposure to many different areas of the business, each with its own challenges, all requiring unique and diverse skills ranging from engineering to accounting. Engaging with stakeholders, internal and external, ensuring that estimates meet the project need. Supporting the project manager throughout the project lifecycle by providing timely data analysis.

You will provide high quality Cost Estimates, Cost and Data Analysis and Cost Assurance through the whole project life cycle in support of the Submarine Business Unit to enable sound decision making, planning and financial management.
You will be part of a Business Support team that is integral to the success of the submarine business, by being responsible for the production of multi-disciplined Labour estimates from Work Specification, Drawings and Site visits, for Submarine Bids and for Extra, Additional and Emergent work during the Project Execution Phase.

What do I need to do the role?
* Previous experience of Cost Estimating, Cost and Data Analysis and Cost Assurance, an advantage but not essential.
* Candidate must display an analytical approach to problem-solving.
* Good Knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets.
* Must be able to formulate costs and relate these to actual events across trades.
* An ability to interpret written engineering specifications and technical drawings would be preferred but not essential.
* A sound understanding of the project environment would be an advantage.
* Due to the diverse nature of the role and our desire to build a composite team with varying skill sets a wide range of qualifications will be considered including:
o ONC in an engineering discipline
o APM PMQ or equivalent
o Economic, Mathematical or Business related higher award (equivalent to or higher than ONC)

What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing Date: 30/07/2021