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Cost Engineer

Country:  GB
Field:  Project

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any


The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting an experienced Cost Engineer.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Cost Engineer to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


Main Duties


  • Working on large multi-disciplinary rail projects.
  • Applying the recognised Cost Management and Earned Value Techniques.
  • Produce all Weekly Actual Cost Reporting and Analysis for submission to the Project team and Client
  • Build relationships with the various Work Package Managers to ensure that they understand the process, the reports content and they are actively engaged with progress reporting and management of changes and variations
  • Working closely with the Commercial ensuring that change I managed efficiently and/or variations are correctly captured and varied into project budgets.
  • Attend Progress Meetings and communicate clear and concise data to the Project team and Client
  • Produce all Work Package Agreements, and their associated change sheets
  • Attend Work Package Reviews and record the meeting minutes and all actions
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Products




  • Experience of Cost Engineering on major infrastructure projects
  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Development of innovative programming and reporting solutions
  • Experience in variety of software platforms e.g. Primavera, PRISM,
  • Numerate and well organised and able to work on your own initiative.
  • Experience or interested in working with international colleagues of different technical cultures or on overseas projects


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.

SYSTRA is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and value applications from all.

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