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Welcome to Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

You might know us for the prestigious construction work we deliver around the world. We’re proud to say it’s thanks to our people’s diversity of thought, skills and knowledge. And when you join us, you’ll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise.

When it comes to work-life balance, Faithful+Gould is a great place to be with our flexible and remote working policies supporting you. We’re also passionate about what we do while valuing each other equally with recent pledges for Women’s Equality and being a ‘Disability Confident’ and ‘Inclusive Employer.’ Learn more.


As a Cost Engineer you will work within Project Controls, under the direction and leadership of a Senior Project Controls Engineer to develop, maintain and deliver timely and accurate cost data and reports for one of our key clients. You will help with the establishment, development and maintenance of timely, accurate cost data, including forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the actual cost. This position is open for South West, South East and North West Region.


  • Ensure alignment of data between cost and other disciplines within project controls
  • Ensure alignment of actual cost of work performed and financial actuals
  • Work with key interfaces to identify and understand issues and concerns
  • Collaboratively resolve issues, implement corrective action or escalate as required
  • Maintain project data within area of work, identify local issues and suggest resolutions or changes
  • Support the project controls manager in the implementation and maintenance of the project controls processes for cost, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to help deliver project goals in keeping with the principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork
  • Produce and maintain accurate cost and case forecasts in alignment with the cost breakdown structure
  • Accurately maintain all cost data for the programme within the financial control system including monthly actual cost calculations
  • Co-ordinate and produce cost reports to a defined reporting cycle
  • Assist in the accurate assessment of the completion estimate
  • Assist in the trend and change process, including production of project change reports, analysis of cost impact and provision of feedback on areas of opportunity and risk
  • Review acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts provided by contractors and suppliers
  • Assist with the analysis of earned value
  • Adhere to project governance, cost standards and procedures
  • Ensure all project documents are correctly protectively marked in accordance with procedures

  • Understanding of cost management methodologies and techniques
  • Ability to understand and use cost management software
  • Understanding of earned value analysis
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of estimating, scheduling and risk management techniques and associated software
  • Understanding of various contract types, in particular NEC and FIDIC
  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques in a UK context
  • Good commercial awareness

  • Join us, and lead on some of the industry’s most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities to the world’s tallest hotel, construction of the first New Nuclear Reactor in a generation, to Europe’s first eco-friendly mosque. You’ll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas.
  • Our Infrastructure Team works across the Nuclear, Transportation and Utilities sectors providing a breadth of opportunities and project experience. 
  • In 2020, we took away Silver and Gold in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards; and made finalist for the Young Surveyor of the Year. So, you’ll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. And, at every career stage, you’ll benefit from industry-leading programmes to help improve your skills and knowledge.
  • Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we’re making a positive impact.

  • To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees “Total Reward.” It’s a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You’ll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. 
  • Making sure you’re supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let’s talk through any adjustments you might need.

    Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading international consultancy with over 70 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you’ll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You’ll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future.

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    You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

    Rewards and Benefits:

    Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

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