Our Vacancy

Cost Engineer

  • Defence
  • Permanent
  • Glasgow
  • 29/05/2022
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About Assystem

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport.
A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Assystem is an International Engineering Consultancy with significant growth plans within our Energy and Infrastructure business here in the UK. Our Defence Infrastructure business are strategic partners to the MOD delivering significant infrastructure programmes across several defence critical sites, including some of Europe's largest marine bases.

Job Description

Assystem are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Cost Engineer

The Post can be based from any Assystem office but will require occasional  travel to clients site in Scotland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish the estimating scope of work, prepare estimate methodology, produce an overall estimate activity schedule identifying all deliverables and interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for resolution of difficult or complex estimating problems
  • Coordinate and drive input from engineering, supply chain and construction disciplines to ensure inputs are in line with estimating classification procedures
  • Establish the key parameters associated with the overall quality and accuracy of the estimate such as: equipment and material pricing guidelines, material take-off and other allowances, escalation philosophy, and site location (labour productivity) factors.
  • Conduct detailed analysis and benchmarking against similar completed projects.
  • Prepare Basis of Estimate and compile all estimate documentation required for internal governance and client presentation / submission
  • Support with check estimates, PEER Reviews and forecasting as required.
  • Collate actual and accrual hours for presentation
  • Cost & variance reporting for reporting cycle
  • Management of “Estimate At Completion” process



Experience, Skills, Qualifications, & Attributes:

  • Previous experience or a sound and suitable understanding of the following will be a distinct advantage in applying for this role:
  • Understanding of Cost Management and Contract Management such as NEC
  • Management of EAC Process
  • Earned Value Management, Stakeholder liaison, forecasting

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.


At Assystem, everyone holds the reins for their own careers. Our role is to offer you the opportunities and resources you need to reach your full potential.

So why not join us and help shape the engineering landscape of the future?


We are committed to providing equal opportunities for every candidate and we celebrate all forms of diversity. At Assystem, only your skills matter!