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Principal Cost Engineer - Energy & Renewables

Job Summary

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, construction, environmental and energy. With over 56,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all the key markets that it serves.

AECOM’s progressive Cost Management team has a new opportunity for an experienced engineer or proven Estimator or Quantity Surveyor to work across a variety of our major projects in Energy and Renewables, as well as working across our busy team in Transport and Civil Infrastructure.

This is a new position to support our growing team of Cost Engineers in Melbourne and will allow you to operate across a multi-functional business, working alongside Project Managers, Engineers, Client Account Managers and our Business Advisory team.

The Role

As part of our high performing Cost Management group, you will be responsible for providing cost engineering services on some of Australia’s most iconic Energy and Renewables projects, giving you the opportunity to further develop your career in a range of market sectors.

As part of this role tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost planning and estimating during design phase;

  • Measurement of quantities based on design drawings;

  • Assist with interpretation and negotiation of requirements and designs with clients and designers for high voltage and renewable generation projects;

  • Partnering with internal and external clients in major project delivery;

  • Mentoring and guiding junior engineers across the full project lifecycle;

  • Construction phase cost management;

  • Cash flow forecasting;

  • Assisting with feasibility studies, capital cost advice;

  • Life-cycle costing.

  • This role is ideal for a highly driven professional who is looking to continue to grow their Engineering / Estimating / Quantity Surveying skills, working on a range of small, medium and large-scale Energy projects and working with a team of specialist consultants.

    This is a broad role allowing diverse exposure to Energy and Renewables projects and clients, enabling a career opportunity for professional growth towards leadership.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering, Cost or Construction Management or Quantity Surveying, or similar;

  • Proven post graduate professional experience in Renewable Generation Construction, Cost Engineering, Project Management and/or Quantity Surveying in construction or engineering environments;

  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple project costs and budgets;

  • Strong knowledge and working practice of Quantity Surveying/Cost Management standards, frameworks and processes;

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Suite;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline driven team environment;

  • Proven problem-solving ability across complex construction projects;

  • Excellent ability to understand and develop project scope in varied construction and engineering project environments;

  • Adaptive across fast-paced working environment and develop strong working relationships throughout varied stakeholder groups.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction and on-site experience is advantageous;

  • Experience in cost estimating and / or construction cost management is preferred;

  • Prior risk adjusted estimating experience is highly advantageous but not essential;

  • A strong working knowledge of Energy and Power projects is strongly preferred;

  • Prior exposure to Electrical projects and HV desirable.

  • Benefits at AECOM

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

    We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;

  • Work-from-home equipment packages and assistance;

  • Diverse, challenging and exciting multidisciplinary engineering projects;

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;

  • Paid parental and partner leave;

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;

  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;

  • Employee stock purchase plans;

  • Study assistance;

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

  • AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM and in the absence of a signed Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any recruitment fee.

    Principal Cost Engineer - Energy & Renewables

    Cape Town
    Part time

    Published on 05/02/2021

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