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Senior Cost Eng

Last Updated Date:  Sep 21, 2022


Company:  Babcock UK

Job Information

Roles at this level will lead programmes, a large project or a portfolio of smaller/complex projects on behalf of the business. They will have built up extensive project management experience with a proven track record of leading the delivery of high profile projects. They are responsible for developing and owning an overall programme execution plan delegating projects or packages of work to more junior Project Managers or for developing a project execution plan, preparing and maintaining requirement definitions for large and/or complex projects. In all cases they ensure work is achieved in line with existing Business Operating Procedures (BOPs). Projects under management typically have medium-term lifecycles (e.g. up to 2 years) and include multiple workstreams with stakeholders across multiple locations and organisational boundaries. They will prepare and gain approval for business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks. They are adept at securing the provision of resources, employing a sound understanding of the wider organisation and business sectors to influence internal and/or external providers. Role holders will identify, address and resolve differences between individuals and/or interest groups and act as the escalation point for unusually complex problems/conflicts. They will help define the standards by which others operate and maintain key relationships across the business in order to influence decision making.

Role & Responsibility

  1. Execution: Select, establish, empower and inspire a project team to deliver a significant portfolio of projects or a single large programme within the scope of an overall project plan/agreed contract to margin, safety, quality, schedule, cost and customer satisfaction standards. Act as an effective issue escalation channel for all project / programme stakeholders. Ensure project execution is in line with the company’s risk management framework to mitigate and manage all project risks and issues in line with BOPs.


  1. Governance: Plan, estimate and schedule resource requirements for projects / programmes within a defined portfolio. Adopt a rigorous approach to change control to ensure projects under management achieve commercial objectives. Ensure the project is delivered within pre-defined financial and commercial management objectives.


  1. Innovation: Identify and assess the feasibility of opportunities for efficiency savings and development recommending changes to policies and procedures. Contribute to setting project evaluation parameters and lead project reviews/lessons learnt sessions to foster a culture of continuous improvement.


  1. Communication: Utilise an extensive client relationship network of key stakeholders and provide succinct and accurate analysis to support internal/customer decision making. Manage all related interfaces with internal employees as well as being a key point of contact for external parties & customers related to project delivery within their area of responsibility.


  1. People Development:  Take accountability for their own personal development record as part of Doosan’s talent management ethos. Complete the DCM process annually for direct reports and mentor less experienced members of staff related to their area in order to develop talent within the organisation. Develop succession plans for their area of responsibility ensuring that development opportunities are supported, which will foster the next level of talent within the organisation.


Job Requirement

  1. Relevant academic (e.g. BSc/BEng/MSc) preferably in a related subject or equivalent, significant and related professional experience qualifying toward full membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. APM).
  2. Extensive project management experience with a proven record of achievement in project delivery against safety, quality, schedule and cost targets, with evidence of balancing a customer and commercial focus.
  3. Demonstrable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience - promoting the wider public good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation.
  4. Good leadership skills - Ability to communicate and influence at a senior management level; experience leading, empowering, inspiring and developing others to deliver successful projects.
  5. Extensive knowledge and application of policy & procedure, standards and working practices (including company-wide Business Operating Procedures) appropriate to allotted tasks and associated documentation.
  6. Extensive knowledge and application of risk management techniques and an in-depth understanding of problem-solving and dispute resolution processes.
  7. Extensive knowledge of Doosan’s operating context and wider industry (including an understanding of competitors and general risks and issues that prevail in the industry), with the ability to appropriately manage risks and issues.


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