Target Cost Engineer

  • Job Reference: R9358
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £34,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Salary: £34k- 42k

Home based & Peterborough


Full time, 37 hours per week

Love your job, love every drop!

Anglian Water are looking for a Target Cost Engineer to join the Commercial & Delivery Assurance team, who are responsible for ensuring that Anglian Water Service secures value and is working within our internal and external contractual frameworks, further enabling us to outperform the AMP7 Final Business Plan.

With training you will become an expert on our commercial models, commercial principles, investment decision process and target costing. With excellent analytical skills, you will ensure that all target costs are correctly calculated using approved options within our investment decision support tool, C55, and are in line with the AMP specific rule base.

Part of your role will include supporting the development of commercial principles of when/what constitutes a target and which scenarios constitute a revised target. You will also assess whether target cost reviews are valid.

Your role will also include ensuring Health, Safety and the Environment is always paramount, actively promoting and achieving Health & Safety objectives by embracing the importance of Health & Safety in all circumstances and leading by example.

Finally, you will build relationships with senior stakeholders and delivery teams, coming up with a rule book and translating it into contracts, responding to requests to translate option costs to targets and providing training and presentations to the business including delivery teams to ensure they understand the process and wider commercial issues.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • Personal private health care

  • 26 days annual leave - rising with length of service

  • Flexible working

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • Bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle.

What does it take to be a SD&CA Target Cost Engineer?

  • Degree educated in a technical subject such as quantity surveying/engineering/geography

  • An appreciation of Anglian Water cost models and C55, would be desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of a construction environment, ideally water industry assets

  • Understanding of estimating and setting commercial elements/targets

  • Excellent communication skills at varying levels

  • Ability to self-motivate and take initiative

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

  • Ability to adapt, challenge, collaborate and change

  • Excellent IT skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Attention to detail, analyse and think strategically

Why Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. Just look at our Love Every Drop strategy that underpins everything that we do, and you'll start to get a feel for our culture. It's collaborative, innovative and inspiring. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you. We believe that equal opportunities mean inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

Closing date: 2nd March 2021