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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 preparing and analysing capital investment and heavy maintenance cost plans at master planning, feasibility, concept and scheme design stages on a wide range of complex aviation / airport infrastructure and systems including enabling works, civil engineering, buildings, utilities, surface and sub–surface access and airfield works and systems.

Working collaboratively with the Project Manager & HOCP you will have the ability to assess a business case, challenge the completeness of project scope, identify key issues such as risk and opportunities, operational & logistical constraints, phasing, 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 Magnitude' elemental cost plans and with basis of pricing and scope assumptions, and where necessary detailed elemental cost estimates, structured within standard & bespoke formats.
Analysing project cost data and developing base cost unit rates and percentage uplifts for indirect / soft costs.
Reviewing and analysing Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) capital investment programmes and report on reasonableness and confidence levels of the overall budgets.
Identifying scope deficiencies and developing ‘Information Required’ documentation.
Verifying any major changes in scope, risk, content or timings and reporting to HOCP.
Analysing project cost data and developing relevant benchmarking data, including identifying sources, location factors, inflation & foreign exchange fluctuations and necessary adjustments required for a consistent approach.
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 register of Cost Plans

Candidate Specification

Perform quantity take-offs and reconcile the quantities of principal gross areas.
Ensure consultants / designers / schedulers provide the appropriate Information required to prepare the Cost Plans.
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 in the development of construction 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.
Attendance at design team, progress and review meetings as necessary.
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