Project Cost Engineer

Location: Fully remote during the Pandemic. Home/Remote & Office based split (50%/50%) post pandemic.

Locality: Office presence required in Plymouth, post Pandemic 50% of the time.

Rate: £60 p/hr Ltd

Existing Security Clearance Require: Yes – Essential Valid SC (last used within 12 months)

Duration: 6 months initially

Techniche are working with a UK Defence Contractor to appoint a Project Cost Engineer. You will have accountability for the delivery of a high quality project and programme cost engineering services across Nuclear Facilities.

Experience required:

  • You will have experience in applying budgeting and cost control techniques within a complex environment.
  • Awareness of various contracting methodologies (eg FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
  • Advanced knowledge of cost management techniques
  • Have intermediate to advanced Excel skills, good knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems (experience utilising IFS is an asset).
  • Have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills (written and oral) and a good understanding of Project Management principles and methodologies
  • Experience within the Naval Marine Industry, or other highly regulated industry (but not essential).


  • Degree/HNC or equivalent level in an Engineering/Technical Subject, or as determined by the Nuclear Facilities PMO Manager and Head of Cost Control.
  • APM-PMP.

Role Responsibilities:

The Nuclear Facilities Project Cost Engineer shall be professionally accountable to the Head of Cost Control (Submarines). Day-to-day functional management will be via the local project team.
Key elements of the post include;

  • Maintain a safety first approach in all projects/programme activities and foster the company safety culture and Guiding Principles.
  • Assist with develop the project cost control strategy, plans and procedures
  • Understand how the contract type used (i.e. target price, fixed price etc.) can affect the total project cost.
  • Coordinate development and implementation of project WBS and CBS in concert with the Project Manager and Project Planner.
  • Participate in the development of project execution plans.