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Our Vacancy

Lead Cost Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Bridgwater
  • 01/07/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

Play your part in the construction of Hinkley Point C (HPC) – two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain, providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Team Involvement:

  • Support the PCM or IPC Cost Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of Integrated Project Controls processes for Cost, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;
  • Assist in leading, coaching and supporting all staff within the Cost Discipline;
  • Collaborate with other Disciplines of Integrated Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork.

Core Processes:

  • Responsible for the production and maintenance of accurate cost and cash forecasts in alignment with the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS);
  • Responsible for the accurate maintenance all cost data for the Programme within the financial control system (EcoSys), including monthly ACWP calculations;
  • Oversee and provide timely and focused cost reporting for the Programme to key stakeholders, to a defined reporting cycle;
  • Responsible for the accurate assessment of the EAC for the Programme;
  • Responsible for ensuring that earned value techniques and indices are correctly implemented in the Programme;
  • Assist with the development of cost systems and reports capable of delivering the Project objectives;
  • Lead and ensure the assessment of all changes and accurate representation of approved changes within the Programme budgets;
  • Compare and analyse trends within the Programme and identify areas of risk and opportunities;
  • Oversee the review, acceptance and integration of cost estimates and forecasts provided by Tier 1 Contractors and suppliers;
  • Adhere to Project governance and Cost standards and procedures;
  • Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with EDF policies and procedures.

My profile


  • Minimum of a degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or other related field;
  • Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status;
  • Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Cost role on a major construction project;
  • Proven leadership experience;
  • Experience in the use of cost management software systems such as EcoSys.


  • Experience in the use of a scheduling tool such as Primavera P6;
  • Experience in the use of a risk management tool such as ARM;
  • Experience in presenting complex information to senior executives and shareholders;
  • Experience in the Nuclear sector.

Key Competencies:

The jobholder will be expected to have a working level of knowledge of, and to use, the following (or similar equivalent) software tools:

  • EcoSys (Cost, Changes, Earned Value Management);
  • SAP (Financial Management);
  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Teamcenter (Document Control).

The HPC Project Controls team operate or interface with the following key systems and a working knowledge of these systems would be an advantage:

  • EcoSys (Cost, Changes, Earned Value Management);
  • ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends);
  • @risk (QCRA);
  • Safran (QSRA);
  • Primavera P6 (Scheduling);
  • Synchro (Schedule 4D modelling);
  • Acumen Fuse (Schedule Analysis);
  • Adobe Professional (Report Publishing);
  • Power BI (Business Intelligence Analytics);
  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access);
  • SAP (Financial);
  • CEMAR (Supply Chain);


Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme



Hybrid remote/in-office

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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