Project Cost Capability Lead

Reference: BBBH36900_1717401992
  • £60000 - £70000.00 per annum
  • Bristol
  • Defence

Project Cost Capability Lead

Up to £70k

  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Matched Contribution Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Employee Shopping Savings Portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Special Paid Leave: Armed forces reservists receive ten days of special paid leave.
  • Holiday Trading: Most employees can buy additional leave or sell up to one working week of their annual leave entitlement.
  • 'Be Kind Day': Employees can take one paid day off per year (or equivalent hours) to volunteer with their chosen organisation or registered charity.

About the role:

We are enhancing our Project Management & Project Controls (PM&PC) Function by implementing complementary, focused disciplines. Consequently, we are seeking a driven and experienced professional to develop and sustain a robust project estimating and cost management community, capability, and culture within our Mission Systems business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Lead a community of specialists in estimating and cost management, ensuring their professional development through mentoring and coaching.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the PM&PC Function Operations Lead to build a pipeline of qualified and experienced estimating and cost management professionals to meet delivery demands across the portfolio.

This senior role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of project estimating and cost management within our organisation.

What we are Looking for

  • Project Estimating and Cost Management: Extensive experience with project estimating and cost management/control techniques, including estimating, forecasting, performance reporting (e.g., EVM), and quantitative risk analysis.
  • Project Leadership: Proven track record of delivering and leading estimating and cost management efforts within large, technically complex equipment or system delivery contracts.
  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with or experience using related software tools such as MSP, P6, Active Risk Manager, RiskHive, Deltec Cobra, Safran, or Primavera Risk Analyser.
  • Communication and Leadership: Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all organisational levels.

If you are interested in this position and want more information please contact me on 0923470756 or email

Kieran Slaughter Managing Consultant

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