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Independant Cost Estimator

  • Job reference: 922488
  • Location: Filton, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Finance Manager
  • Date posted: 06/11/2018

Independent Cost Estimator

The role demands thought leadership in the preparation and presentation of UK MOD Cost estimates and the Development of Cost or Financial Models at strategic levels.

Demonstrated skill in identifying, analysing, modelling and providing innovative solutions to cost estimating or modelling problems.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

Leadership of the development, oversight and reviewing the preparation of Basis of Estimates (BOE) for agreed packages of work for a high value project, programme or portfolio;

Act as the SME for MOD policies and procedures for Cost Estimation and Modelling, and associated supporting documentation (JSP 507, JSP 655, AQUA book, Green Book, Orange Book);

Advise on the most appropriate estimating techniques based upon the project requirement such as Comparative, Analogous, Parametric and Build Up;

Identify and statistically evaluate Cost Risks, Opportunities and Uncertainties;

Perform and present complex cost analysis to present to Senior Management to inform strategic decision making;

Identifying cost trends and Management Information for management attention;

Advise on use of industry standard cost, estimating and modelling applications and techniques;

Oversight and definition of modelling services at Project, Programme and Portfolio level;

Leading the development of approaches with customers to prioritise and deploy resources to meet their needs and expectations;

Develop, verify, validate, populate, test and/or operate models as required to support decision-making;

Support stakeholders through the delivery of models and capability/capacity studies as part of enduring relationships with Industry;

Analysis of estimate data and correlation to other projects and support services;

Sensitivity Analysis/Cost Driver Analysis;

Whole Life Cost Estimating including FOREX and Financial treatment.

Mentoring and coaching of the customer teams to enhance their estimating skills

5 years leadership experience in identifying, analysing, modelling and providing innovative solutions to cost estimating or modelling problems

ICEAA or Incorporated member of ACostE, CPCostE preferred

5 years Cost Management, Risk, scheduling and EVM experience;

Minimum of QCF Level 4 in a relevant subject.

Ability to achieve Security clearance to SC level or higher

Must be SC Cleared


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