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Cost Discipline Lead

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £60 - £80 per hour + Negotiable, Inside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Expiry Date: 30 May 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82315_1713447156

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for a Cost Discipline Lead to join their existing team in Bristol (hybrid working) on a 5 month contract.

The Role

As a Cost Discipline Lead, you will have an exciting and pivotal role in the successful delivery of our most complex projects and programmes in Defence Industry. Your responsibilities will include the following but not limited to:

  • Supporting the integration of new enterprise level cost management and performance toolsets, ensuring standardised and co-ordinate use across the entire portfolio.
  • Ensure related best practice approaches, governance and techniques, in line with Group policies, are embedded as part of our local operating model(s) and project delivery lifecycle - focusing on instilling strong foundations of and forward looking, proactive approaches to delivery
  • Supporting development / training of individuals in estimating and cost management practices and techniques and mentoring / coaching a range of individuals from across the business.


To succeed within the role of a Cost Discipline Lead, you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Significant experience of project estimating and cost management / control techniques and approaches, including estimating, forecasting, performance reporting (i.e. EVM) and quantitative risk analysis etc.
  • Experience of delivering/leading estimating and cost management and control within customer facing projects and programmes for large and technically complex equipment or system delivery contracts.
  • Experience of using, or working alongside, related software tools such as MSP, P6, Active Risk Manager, RiskHive, Deltec Cobra, Safran or Primavera Risk Analyser etc.
  • Experience of implementing / working within project cost & estimating related governance frameworks that align to the Association for Project Management
  • Experience of using ERP systems, including IFS (or similar)

Please note that due to security nature of this role, offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining SC security clearance. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and will require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!