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Senior Cost Controller

Undisclosed Company
Devon, Plymouth
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Senior Cost Controller
Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £37,165 + Benefits
Full Time / Permanent Position

This is an interesting, exciting yet challenging opportunity to be part of the building and development of a brand-new section within Devonport Royal dockyard. Changing project expectations and commercial drivers have resulted in the need for greatly enhanced project controls, as such you will be joining a newly developed team within one of our major growth areas. You will be responsible for helping to define and deliver the cost element of project controls that will influence operations within submarines for the next 10 years and beyond.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Cost Controller who will work closely with other project management and project controls disciplines as well as build close relationships with the production teams. The scope of the role is very broad and encompasses everything from engineering knowledge of submarines to statistical analysis of data sets. As part of the development of the role every member of the team will be responsible for maximising the value add areas to ensure that we are delivering tax and benefit to the project teams.

What will you be doing?
* Collate cost related info supplied by projects.
* Manage cost baseline within zone (big project) or entire small project
* Examine data, EV production
* Relay info information back to project (health of project)
* Element of reporting - feed in info in to central reporting. Pre-defined templates.
* Investigating any issues and building up narrative in reports as to why the estimate in incorrect

The experience you'll bring

The vision within project controls is to provide a truly world-class organisation as such you will need to demonstrate passion and drive to succeed, this will be supported by a robust training plan consisting of a combination of on-the-job learning and internationally recognised formal qualification.

  • Ideally previous cost control experience - Finance background, understanding budgets, estimating etc.
  • Scheduling understanding (projects).
  • PM understanding.

Lastly, you will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?
* Enhanced employment terms and conditions
* Money purchase pension scheme
* Life assurance
* Share ownership scheme
* Occupational health services
* Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
* Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts
* The role is based in Devonport dockyard, Plymouth and consists of a 36 hour working week and benefits from both agile and flexible working arrangements, meaning that you will be able to shape your schedule and time on site to provide appropriate balance between your work requirements and your personal life.

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

To find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants please visit our website.

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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing Date: 4th January 2022

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