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Cost Planner - Aviation

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

You will have proven skills and experience of developing cost plans and estimates on a wide range of complex infrastructure and systems including civil engineering, buildings, surface and sub–surface access and airfield works and systems.

Working collaboratively with the Project Manager you will have the ability to assess a business case, challenge the completeness of scope at master planning & feasibility stages, identify key issues such as operational & logistical constraints, system integration, gap analysis of interfaces / interdependencies, critique the age / condition of the existing asset, define and record the scope, design performance and any assumptions & exclusions.

Job Description

  • Timely production of 'Order of cost' & feasibility cost plans and where necessary detailed elemental cost estimates and structured in accordance within standard & bespoke formats
  • Understanding and reviewing the ‘Information Required’ documentation, identifying and reporting any deficiencies.
  • Verifying any major changes in scope, content or timings and reporting to HOCP.
  • Incorporating relevant benchmarking data into cost plans, including identifying sources and recording the necessary adjustments required for consistency.
  • Providing robust cost advice to the Project Directors & Managers to achieve best value solutions
  • Actively supporting the development of a culture within the Aviation team that promotes learning is shared between functions & projects.
  • Providing input to the development of a common information and knowledge base within the cost planning team.
  • Maintaining a log of Cost Plans Log

Candidate Specification

  • Perform quantity take-offs and reconcile the quantities of principal gross areas
  • Review cost plans to verify the robustness of the pricing and challenge completeness
  • Ensuring consultants / designers / schedulers provide the appropriate Information required to prepare the Cost Plans (& Estimates)
  • Gain understanding of the Procurement Strategy, proposed procurement route(s) and consequent impact on costs and programme
  • Gain understanding of business drivers, affordability, stakeholder objectives, internal and external environment, cost and programme drivers and constraints
  • Gain understanding the project schedule and its associated assumptions
  • Preparation of whole life costs where appropriate
  • Assist the Project Managers with the development of the scope and content of the project, evaluate, record, monitor and report the impact of changes
  • Assist the Project Managers with input to funding approval Papers
  • Assist in the development of construction schedules / programmes and expenditure forecasting
  • Assist in the development of risk and opportunity models, registers, risk assessments, risk reviews, attend and provide input to risk workshops as appropriate
  • Comply with the agreed quality management processes and procedures
  • Comply with processes and procedures utilising standard forms and templates
  • Provide appropriate cost advice, identify opportunities and risks, recommend alternative value engineering solutions to be explored, application of value management techniques to optimise value for money
  • Attendance at design team, progress and review meetings as necessary
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