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Cost Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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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 in collaboration with our management team, designers and contract partners, the Cost Engineer will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:


  • Applying the recognised Cost Management and Earned Value Techniques.
  • Analyse and interrogate all Weekly Actual Cost Reporting for accuracy of hours booked, performance against forecast providing feedback to the DJV Project Team
  • Producing timely and accurate actual and forecast cost reporting to ensure that the Project Financial position is reported accurately through SPOT at month end and that all costs have been authorised, captured and reported correctly, including the calculation of monthly accruals
  • Control and analyse scope deviations through trend and change management processes
  • Build relationships with budget holders across all SYSTRA disciplines to ensure that the project costs are
  • being captured correctly
  • Support to intercompany trading transactions for global production centres including entity margins and regional performance against business targets
  • Attend Progress Meetings and communicate clear and concise data to the Project teams across all SYSTRA regions
  • Attend SYSTRA Work Package Reviews and record the meeting minutes and all actions




  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Ideally have experience in variety of software platforms e.g. SPOT, Power Bi, Primavera, PRISM,
  • Ideally have experience or interested in working with international colleagues of different technical cultures or on overseas projects
  • Ability to co-ordinate across infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to produce cost management reports.
  • Knowledge of financial processes and procedures


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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