Cost Engineer - Weapons

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£ 45000 - 55000 Per Annum


Our client is a well-established consultancy who are leading the way in the UK with R & D, analysis and technical consulting into the defence and rail sectors.  Their expertise in costs modelling, cost analysis, procurement and research & development for projects that are classified and highly technical.

They have a very exciting opportunity for a Cost Engineer with Weapons experience who comes from a relevant environment, such as defence, government, technical consulting, engineering or analytics to join their dynamic team in Wiltshire and develop your career and capabilities.

You will receive ‘on-the-job’ training, support and coaching to problem solve in a multitude of ways: understanding the scope of research technology, estimating costs of complex systems, developing analysis tools and techniques and providing advice and support to our customers.


The staff within our client’s company has a range of technical backgrounds, including mathematics, systems engineering, software engineering, naval architecture, physics, mechanical and production engineering, so you can learn so much.

The successful candidate would have a strong engineering background with a proven track record of technical delivery within Defence and the Weapons Sector in particular.

They are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Personable, flexible, collaborative and able to able to foster strong relationships and a proactive culture within a mix of teams including internal, supplier and clients
  • You will enjoy simplifying and rationalising complex problems and able to communicate innovative ideas and present with confidence within a collaborative, client-facing team environment


Required Experience & Skills:


  • Technical delivery of analysis and/or systems engineering to support option assessment within Defence Weapons Research and/or Acquisition Programmes
  • Working with stakeholders to understand their problem and requirements
  • Expert user of MS Excel, familiarity and confidence in using spreadsheets to create basic to complex models


Essential Experience & Skills:


  • Experience of collecting, collating and analysing cost data and generating incisive outputs and advice to clients
  • Ability to identify, develop and employ a range of Soft and Hard OA tools and techniques best suited to provide insightful and cutting-edge decision support in a complex project environment
  • Knowledge of project controls concepts, practices, and procedures, specifically project schedules, work breakdown structure, risk and budgets
  • Understanding of MOD policies and procedures for Cost Estimation and Modelling, and associated supporting documentation (JSP 507, JSP 655, AQUA book, Green Book)
  • Portfolio, programme and project management (benefits realisation, evidence management etc)
  • Experience working with DE&S



If you have all or some of these skills and experience, then we are keen to hear from you.


Our client is offering in return a salary between £45k+ (DOE) on the job training and a bright future career.


Please call Harry on 07951 950290 for more details’ or email your CV to prompt a call back.

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