Project Cost Capability Lead

Reference: KS/Def/PCCL/001_1720690086
  • £60000 - £70000 per annum
  • Bristol
  • Defence

Project Cost Capability Lead

Location: Bristol

Salary: Negotiable DOE


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days of special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading allows most employees to buy additional leave or sell up to one week of annual leave
  • 'Be Kind Day' grants employees one paid day per year for volunteering with their chosen organization or registered charity

About the role:

  • As a Project Cost Capability Lead, your role will be extraordinary. We are supplementing the current Project Management & Project Controls (PM&PC) function by implementing complementary, focused disciplines. Consequently, we are seeking a driven and experienced professional to develop and maintain a robust project estimating and cost management community, capability, and culture across our Mission Systems business.

  • Day to day, you will lead a community of specialists in estimating and cost management, focusing on professional development, mentoring, and coaching. Additionally, you will collaborate with the PM&PC Function Operations Lead to generate a pipeline of suitably qualified and experienced professionals in line with delivery demands across the portfolio.

  • This is a leading role that offers the opportunity to significantly shape the future of project estimating and cost management within our business.

Experience Required

  • Extensive experience in project estimating and cost management/control techniques, including forecasting, performance reporting (e.g., EVM), and quantitative risk analysis.
  • Proven track record of leading estimating and cost management for large, technically complex equipment or system delivery contracts.
  • Proficient in using or working alongside related software tools such as MSP, P6, Active Risk Manager, RiskHive, Deltek Cobra, Safran, or Primavera Risk Analyzer.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels.

If you are interested in finding out more information please contact me on 01923470756 or email

Kieran Slaughter Managing Consultant

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