KBR Cost / Lead Specialist in ENG, United Kingdom
Title: Cost / Lead Specialist
Job Number: 1056197
Transforming Forensics is an emergent complex business change national programme.
It will support forensic science across law enforcement to meet the challenges and deliver the enduring change that this once in a generation opportunity presents.
Our ultimate goal is to design and build forensic services that offer better protection to the communities we serve and the best possible service to victims of crime.
We envisage modern, efficient, world leading and sustainable services ensuring consistent and high quality delivery, innovation, training and support across the UK.
Degree or equivalent in a business or science related subject
Certified Practitioner in one of the Recognised PM methodologies, PMI, APM or Prince2
Experience and Skills:
Proven record of implementation of cost management practices on projects and programmes
Proven record of managing change within a project and programme environment
Minimum of 5 years experience in related roles
In depth knowledge of cost management methods and tools including earned value management
Analytical background with skills in problem identification and resolution
Knowledge of cost risk analysis
Good interpersonal skills
Good client facing skills with the confidence to deal with people at all levels
Capable of working proactively, independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team
Good IT knowledge
Practical experience in the use of cost management software
Good verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills
Able to successfully manage time, plans, projects and other related tasks
Ability to work with remote and distributed teams from a variety of backgrounds and differing skillsets
Experience in Agile business environment is preferred
The Cost / Change Manager will be responsible for supporting the PMO Lead in:
The consistent implementation of cost management practices in compliance with the Client policies and strategies.
Management of the Transforming Forensics programme costs
Management of KBR project costs
Specific duties will include:
Forecasting, controlling and reporting programme and project costs
Reviewing project and programme costs incurred by category, organisation and scope
Developing project and programme variances, trends and analysis of expenditures
Supporting the cost risk analyses process, as required in accordance with the established guidelines
Organising and facilitating cost management meetings and workshops to ensure common understanding of cost management principles, processes and procedures
Developing, generating and maintaining cost reports in accordance with programme Governance
Driving consistency and ensuring the maintenance of supplier cost data and reports.
Identifying and explaining project or programme level cost variances
Participate in the development of project controls strategy and implementation across the programme
Management of programme change management including setting up processes, registers and reporting
Management of programme change registers
Completion of KBR internal cost reporting requirements
Management of KBR contract change register
Other duties commensurate with the role.
Job: Project Controls/Estimating