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Principal Cost Controller

Principal Cost Controller

Job title: Principal Cost Controller
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth
Salary: to £55,400 plus benefits
Start date: 2022-05-26
Reference: BH-17734
Contact name: Tony Smith
Contact email:
Published: 3 months ago

Job description

Our client is a leading Engineering Support Services organisation, providing services to the UK’s defence sector.
Principal Cost Controller
They are currently looking for a Principal Cost Controller to play a key role in the delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine deterrent, enhancing project performance and helping project professionals to make informed, data driven decisions through the development of a new cost control section.
The role will be both flexible and agile, meaning that working patterns can be tailored to suit personal circumstance and work from multiple locations, home or office as required.
The Principal Cost Controller will be a subject matter expert, responsible for delivery and oversight of contractual deliverables for a major project, ensuring that the cost team is maximising support to the project delivery team.   This will include governance and SME advice on cost capture; the collection, processing and analysis of actuals data; providing multi-layered reporting both internally and externally and providing justification, analysis and recommendations based on data and supporting investigations.  You will also be responsible for the coordination and development of a team of highly motivated senior cost controllers.
To be considered for this role, applicants will need to hold APMP or equivalent and will be qualified to degree level, preferably in a business, finance or engineering discipline, with previous experience in a similar Cost Control role ideally within a similar submarine, maritime or other defence organisation, but strong experience from outside of these industries will be given serious consideration.
You’ll bring an understanding of project controls, specifically cost control, earned value, finance, scheduling or estimating to the role. You’ll have experience in a cost control/management environment, managing actuals and change against multiple cost performance baselines, conducting data analysis and recommendations, coordinating forecasts from activity owners and in-depth investigations as well as having experience of qualifying Defence Contracts/Single Source Regulations.
You will have excellent oral and written communication skills including stakeholder management and will show personal effectiveness and drive.
Principal Cost Controller
Plymouth, Devon
To £55400 plus benefits
Hybrid/remote working
Key Skills: Cost Control, Cost Controller, Project Control, Earned Value, EVM, Submarines, Maritime, Marine, Defence.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. 
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