Costing Specialist/Cost Engineer (Assets/Water)

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Start date:
January 2016
12 months
Parity Professionals
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*Costing Specialist/Cost Engineer (water/asset experience) required for 12 month contract for a key utilities client based in either Stepps or Dunfermline with a head office in Glasgow *

This role is responsible for providing insights into the costs of managing assets and for sharing these insights throughout the organisation to enable cost intelligent decisions. The ideal candidate will have a passion for identifying patterns and trends using cost data and be able to build engaging visualisations that simplify complex stories.

Key accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development of the solutions required that will enable the client to understand the costs for managing their assets, track and articulate their efficiency journey with confidence
  • Identify asset cost data trends to understand their business impacts and think creatively about providing the meaningful insights that will drive effective decision making and deliver efficiencies
  • Support and coach colleagues to drive the delivery of team goals
  • Support the creation of a strong reputation by building and maintaining relationships with all key stakeholders


  • Provide an asset cost benchmarking service to the client
  • Link data into coherent information, identifying connections between pieces of information and drawing balanced conclusions
  • Discover relationships or patterns in asset or supply chain cost data that will support the identification of a clear trend
  • Must possess highly developed numeric, analytical and literary skills including the ability to understand, interpret and manage large volumes of complex data and share its meaning with team members
  • Strong Excel skills
  • The ability to proactively seek continuous improvement in the quality of analysis and service delivery
  • Good communication skills - written, interpersonal, negotiation, tact and diplomacy to liaise with internal and external customers
  • Must have a full driving licence


  • Some technical awareness of the water industry and specific understanding of costing capital projects.
  • An understanding of the commercial environment surrounding cost advice provided.
  • Ability to work across disciplines within a specialist team.
  • Presentation skills.

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