Cost Engineering in Scotland

A cost engineer is an engineer who focuses on ensuring that projects are delivered on time and adhere to a budget. cost engineer jobs play a key role in cost management, providing the cost input to the development and execution of major international green-field projects, whilst ensuring that all health and safety requirements are met.

A successful cost engineer has skills, experience and qualifications in their field of engineering whether it be mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering or other. They will also have developed strong cost management and project management skills to enable them to successfully manage the finances of a project, review contractor performance and conduct profitability analyses.

Some employers may require that applicants have an additional voluntary professional certification in cost engineering before hiring them.

What are the typical duties of a Cost Engineer?

  • Preparing forecasts based on spend, progress, changes, trends and risks
  • Preparing and setting up a complete set of reporting documents to provide visibility of progress and cost
  • Contributing to the establishment of a world-class safety mindset for the project

An entry level cost engineer will have at least a BSc, HTS or HBO technical qualification, or the equivalent knowledge level based on experience.  The entrant may have quality, documentation or project management experience.

The main job opportunities occur in mechanical engineering, motor vehicle, aerospace, oil and gas and shipbuilding industries.

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  1. CNC Machinest

    Location: Kilmaurs

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Engineering Management

    Main duties
    - Ensure that all Company quality parameters and procedures are complied with and that all products manufactured meet the required standards and specifications
    - Ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner in compliance with the company’s H & S Policy and procedures
    - Ensure the highest standard of ...

  2. Installation Engineer x 2

    Location: Stirling

    Salary: £23000 to £27000 p/a

    Category: Engineering Management

    Overall objectives of the job:
    To work on sites across Scotland to assist in the installation of moveable partition systems.
    Responsibilities:
    To safely complete works as instructed by the Site Supervisor or Site Engineer.To cut and prepare track support system for moveable partitions.To drill concrete or steelwork to ...

  3. Senior Electrical Engineer - Dalgety Bay

    Location: Dalgety Bay

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    We currently have a full time vacancy at our clients site in Dalgety Bay, for a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    Main Job Responsibilities
    To oversee all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and current regulatory standards ...

  4. CNC Turner/Fitter

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Workshop

    We have urgent vacancies for experienced CNC Manual Turners for our client in Ayrshire who are a market leader where the core business is repairs and overhauls.
    The successful candidates should have a good knowledge of CNC/Manual lathes and be competent at working within a team and individually.
    Experience ...

  5. CAD Technician

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Design/CAD/Drafting

    We are currently looking for an experienced CAD Technician to join our clients team in their busy Glasgow office.
    This is a full time role for which the post holder would be required to provide support on nominated projects promoting the use of efficient workflows on all phases of the ...

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