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. MIG Welder

    Location: Prestwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Production

    Stafffinders have a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to work for a long-standing company on a temp to permanent contract.  Due to an increased workload our client in the Ayrshire area are looking for MIG Welders.
    This is a work shop-based role in a busy production environment and we are ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Mechanical Fitter

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £27000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    Our client are a rapidly expanding contractor working in the water sector.
    They have a large number of projects coming up which means they are recruiting for Mechanical Fitters to joing their existing team.
    You will be field based and work on various frameworks across Scotland.
    The vacancies will be ...

  4. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Site Engineer

    We are currently recruiting for experienced Site Managers to join teams based in the Cumbernauld area of Glasgow.
    These are full time positions for which you will be required to liaise with, and report directly to, the Project Manager on all matters relating to the relevant project implementation plan through ...

  5. Senior Electrical Engineer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £45000 to £55000 p/a

    Category: Electrical

    We are currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer for our client who are a specialist engineering service company.  They specialise in modular build projects in controlled environments, limiting environmental and HSE risk to their clients, with an innovative approach to water treatment.

    Main Responsibilities

    To oversee all aspects of ...

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