Cost Engineer / QS

Bilfinger SE

Cost Engineer / QS

Salary Not Specified

Bilfinger SE, Drakemyre, North Ayrshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 7 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: a55245a7ce8346629b863e35cc43314e

Full Job Description

  • To ensure suitable controls are in place in support of financial deliverables

  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the position holder is required to perform other duties as may arise in connection with the successful operation of the Company or assigned by Commercial Lead from time to time

  • To interface with Business Managers, Invoicing & Accounts.

  • Lead the planning cycle from client request to estimate submission ensuring all estimates are submitted in accordance with the contract and scope of work.

  • Lead the planner to ensure all resource increases and reductions are monitored and reported to site management.


  • To provide 'cost reports' and 'value of work done summaries' in order to advise on progress against budgets, and also 'forecasts' of cost to completion

  • To provide support to Delivery Managers regarding commercial aspects of managing contracts based on early interrogation of financial and cost data


  • Build and maintain KPI reports, working with the site team to ensure that data collected is accurate and on time.


  • To produce reports from the analysis of cost reports, and forecasts in order to facilitate improved cost control/reduction, and support the Operations team in delivering work scopes within budget and cost recover where appropriate.

  • To lead the identification and management of contract valuations & variations

  • To carry out audits & reviews as necessary, to assist with the identification and implementation of potential commercial improvements


  • SPECIFIC TASKS

  • Analysis and production of cost report in a format to meet the needs of the client and client agents, the project management team, and the wider management team

  • Produce weekly cost reports data in order to inform clients, operations, and management of progress against budgets Analyse any variances and advise the operations team of the reasons and any required actions e.g. revise estimates or request variation orders

  • Provide the client and client agents with monthly 'value of work done' summaries, in order to highlight costs to date, uninvoiced costs to come, plus additional costs to complete the work scope

  • To collate all relevant start-up information for jobs/phases and set up in SAP

  • To facilitate inter-dept. communication regarding the start-up of new jobs/phases

  • Ensure all invoices are in accordance with the contract terms and conditions before submission to the client.

  • Prepare valuations to meet the requirements scope of works

  • Assist in preparation and resolving claims

  • Identification of areas of commercial weakness and assist in rectifying/improving such problems

  • Assists the in preparation of financial elements for Client reports

  • Monitor and provide feedback relative to KPI performance and highlight areas where improvement is necessary to optimise financial return

  • Interface person for internal Accounts/Invoicing departments with regard to commercial issues

  • Reconciliation exercises as required

  • Provides detailed analysis of completed projects to highlight areas of learning and improvement

    Proven track record in a similar role

  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment

  • Possess a finance degree or be working towards a recognised accounting qualification or have suitable relevant experience working in a similar Commercial or Financial role (desirable) Problem Solver

  • Self-starter and team player with excellent communication skills

  • Relationship builder with strong commercial Awareness

  • Ability to work under pressure and to a deadline

  • Knowledge/previous use of SAP (desirable)

  • Highly personable

  • Assertive and confident

  • High level of discretion and confidentiality

  • Experience of different contract types

    Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.


  • We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

    This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.