Major Projects & Programme Cost and Carbon Estimator G6 - 18398

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Bodmin , Brampton , Bridgwater , Chichester , Colchester , Darlington , Ely , Exeter , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 6
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£46,374
Cost and Carbon Estimators are an integral part of the wider Cost & Carbon Team. Their role is key to ensuring that Integrated Delivery Teams are provided with cost and carbon intelligence, estimation, and assurance services.

• Producing estimates of project/whole-life cost and carbon from pre-SOC to FBC through using Environment Agency proprietary tools such as the Project Cost Tool and ERIC whole life carbon planning tool, with the future expectation to utilise the Cost and Carbon Tool.
• Advising project teams on the Client Set Target prices for NEC4 PSC and ECC contracts and compensation events.
• Setting project carbon budgets/reduction targets.
• Interrogating and assuring Value for Money.
• Understanding/communicating the impact of carbon in relation to cost estimates produced.
• Providing ad-hoc advice and support to project teams on how to reduce cost and carbon on their projects.
• Collecting/compiling actual cost data into the correct format and uploading it to the database.
• Aligned to the EA’s Delivery Hubs, the CCE will be identified as a key contact for delivery teams, acting as the local cost and carbon forecasting expert; maintaining an awareness of local project progress and upcoming workload, reporting on estimates and work completed.
Part of the wider Contract Assurance and Framework Management Team, the Cost and Carbon team provide an estimating and commercial intelligence service to: influence and assist decision making; evidence and support carbon and cost quantification; provide sound methodology; provide whole life estimates and assure client set targets for contracts.
• Experience of Cost and Carbon estimation for both PSC and ECC contracts
• Experience estimating in a relevant field e.g. civils, flood risk management, waterways, MEICA.
• Experience of setting target costs for PSC and ECC contracts.
• Experience or training in carbon management e.g. IEMA Certified Carbon Management Course.
• Excellent Excel, finance, and commercial skills.
• Good project management and personal time management skills.
• Familiarity with standard forms of construction contracts (NEC3 and 4) and the infrastructure and construction industry.
• Combination of professionalism in dealing with stakeholders and confidence in representing the EA’s interests in Value for Money and Client set target costs.
• Familiarity with the drivers for aligning cost, carbon and efficiency and the commercial advantages to doing so.
• Experience of working in a commercial environment would be advantageous.
• ACostE accredited or willingness to work towards appropriate accreditation."
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact ea_resourcing_project@environment-agency.gov.uk.

04/08/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Description: Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

The Cost and Carbon Estimator is an integral part of programme and project delivery and asset management providing estimates to advise on target costs and carbon budgets. Please describe how you approach cost and carbon estimating for scopes that differ in maturity.
Data and Information Management
Description: Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Thorough and intelligent data management is fundamental to the Environment Agency achieving its broad goals. Please outline your understanding of the drivers for aligning cost, carbon and efficiency and the advantages of doing so in estimating.
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Description: Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an important member of the Integrated Delivery Team, the Cost and Carbon Estimator is required to demonstrate a combination of professionalism in dealing with stakeholders and confidence in representing the Environment Agency’s interests in Value for Money and Client set target costs. Please describe how you have managed relationships with both internal and external parties in a complex commercial setting.
Technical Skills
This question is for information only and will not be scored.

For the majority our roles you do not need any additional technical skills, but for some of the roles in our area teams we are seeking additional expertise in the technical areas specified below.

If you have one or more of the areas of technical expertise detailed below, then please provide a short statement describing your level of expertise as part of your application, otherwise please mark this at not applicable.

Carbon Management & Reduction
Programme & Project Management
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.