Principal Cost Analyst / Estimator

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29 days ago

Job Title: Principal Cost Analyst / Estimator
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Business Unit: Submarines

Salary: £46,000- £50,000 depending on experience

Overall Department Direction
Here at Babcock (Devonport Royal Dockyard), we are proud to be the UK's leading submarine support provider. We are entrusted with the upkeep and deep maintenance of our Nation's submarines, which have been compared to the space shuttle in terms of complexity and are one of the most challenging engineering projects undertaken in the UK.

Whilst we continue to provide the Royal Navy with safe, highly capable Vanguard and Trafalgar classes of submarine, we are also preparing for the future. The Astute class represents the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy. This is a great time to be part of our team, with the new challenges and a significant increase in our future workload this new class will bring. This is critical work that requires the very best people.

We are looking for a Principal Estimator to join our Submarine Business Unit, as a key member of our established, but developing estimating team. In return, you will be part of an exciting transformation across our project management and project controls function, driving world class project delivery performance. Professional development and career opportunities will be available across the broad spectrum of Project Controls, QS, Estimating and Cost Control disciplines, with excellent prospects for personal growth available across the Babcock Nuclear business.

Main Purpose of Role
Working within a dynamic project environment, you will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of a team of Senior and Functional Estimators in the production of multi-disciplined Labour estimates. These estimates will be derived from Work Specification, Drawings and Site (boat) visits, and your leadership and team outputs will be key to the successful delivery of Submarine contracts and the capture of additional or emergent work required during the Project Execution Phase of our Submarine maintenance projects. Combining your enquiring approach and analytical skills, you will provide insightful management information which will support senior management decision making. You will continually develop the capabilities within your team and strive to develop and maintain a high performing estimating and cost analysis function, utilising the most up to date tools and techniques.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
With proven estimating experience, you will have excellent interpersonal skills, allied to good numerate and written communication and strong computer literacy. You will possess strong stakeholder management in situations of competing priorities and enjoy working in a busy and dynamic environment.

We would also like you to have some of the following attributes:
*Strong leadership and team development
*Previous team management experience;
*Demonstrable evidence of having worked in a relevant project or estimating capacity;
*A working knowledge of Work Measurement, Cost Estimating, Cost and Data Analysis, Cost modelling and Assurance;
*An analytical approach to your work;
*The ability to interpret written engineering specifications and technical drawings;
*Be able to formulate costs and relate these to actual activities across trades;
*Methodical and thorough, with a questioning mind and strong problem solving abilities;
*Good team player, enthusiastic and interested / willing to mentor and develop others;
*Strong computer skills, particularly with regards estimating software, Microsoft Excel and Word.

Educated to HNC level (or recognised equivalent in Project Management or Project Controls).

This position is within the Submarine business unit as a Grade 6 which has a salary of £44,205 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs.

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Business Area- Devonport
Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport - one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

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