KBR Specialist, Cost Control in ENG, United Kingdom

Title: Specialist, Cost Control

Location: GB-ENG-Leatherhead

Job Number: 1075453

The FMSO project consists of a number of deployed operations contracts based in Afghanistan, Iraq, Oman, Bahrain and UAE.

The portfolio of operations deliver a range of services including infrastructure maintenance, airfield services, vehicle maintenance and client procurement services across a number of locations.

Our goal is to continue to deliver efficient and contractually compliant services to our Client while ensuring profitability and future growth.


Under supervision, forecasts, controls, and reports project costs needed within an organisation. Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports. Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labour productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis. Develops core competencies with existing procedures by solving standard problems.


Working with supervision from the Lead Cost Specialist or Senior Project Controls Manager, the Cost Specialist will carry out key tasks associated with the cost control of the FMSO project.

They will also provide fundamental support to ongoing change management through liaison with Project Management and Commercial teams.

Other responsibilities within the BU Project Controls team will be required on an ad-hoc basis providing exposure to other project control functions across a wide ranging portfolio of projects.

Key responsibilities / tasks will include:

Forecasts, controls and reports project costs needed within the organisation with support from the line manager.

Develop and provide project variances, trending and analysis, and completion reports.

Supports EVA and other reporting metrics where required.

Uses experience and problem solving skills to develop and improve processes.

Specific monthly reporting duties including:

Run manhour & cost reports from SAP, checking rates and booking codes,

Run commitment reports from SAP, reviewing commitments,

Analysis of monthly actual costs,

Calculation of monthly cost accruals,

Produces monthly cost forecasts following close liaison with other business functions including Project Management, Procurement, Commercial and F&A,

Production of monthly cost comparison reports through cost management database (Cobra),

Production of monthly cost status report for internal reporting,

Further input into Project on a Page management report where required, and

Production of other PM reports as required to provide clarity and analysis on all aspects of cost management.

Willingness to travel to overseas project locations for business trips would be beneficial.


Essential Experience and Skills:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience of cost management practices on projects and programmes

Experience with change management within a project and programme environment

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 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 (e.g. Cobra, Ecosys)

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 skillsets



Working towards Certified Practitioner in one of the Recognised PM methodologies, PMI, APM or Prince2

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