Job Description

Cost Engineer (Engineering & Construction)

Based at Manchester HQ, England, United Kingdom THG Projects


The Hut Group:

The Hut Group's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige, and nutrition related consumer goods and the company owns and operates many leading brands including, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare and - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.

THG Is looking to recruit a Cost Engineer to support the team managing major construction projects for the Group.

Reporting into the Group Project Director and working within the THG Projects Team you will contribute cost/finance engineering expertise to deliver multiple engineering/civil projects across an extensive project portfolio working alongside the nominated Project Managers. You will be responsible for the invoicing process, forecasting and overall financial SAGE management within the portfolio.


  • Develop and maintaining cost breakdown structures (CBS) across the portfolio of live and emerging works, introducing specific KPI’s/budgets which can be tracked and monitored
  • Manage and assign team hours to the CAPEX cost centres established based on Project delivery and requirements against budgeted estimates
  • Prepare cost reports for the Project Director and project specific Project Managers as required, and reporting formally on a monthly basis to central finance functions
  • Assisting the PM’s in the production and update of cash flow / expenditure forecasts Estimates at Completion (EAC)
  • Cost monitoring and reporting of sub consultant invoices and advising the Project Managers of payments due/outstanding (SAGE interface)
  • Establish a system to measure actual cost data for earned value analysis and input within the relevant sections of the PM’s reporting documents
  • Weekly updates to programmes and reports including milestone and cost variation updates
  • Supply Chain management, PO generation, Invoice management, New supplier setup, and SAGE account generation to support the CAPEX project team
  • Manage cost & schedules parallel to report on CPI/SPI/EAC performance on a monthly basis
  • Promote a professional working culture and ethic within the THG Projects department


To be considered you will need to have

  • CIMA/ACCA qualified/Near qualification/equivalent
  • SAGE trained and qualified with extensive experience of how the system can be used for forecasting and reporting to remove duplicate admin
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Advanced Excel, including V lookups, pivot tables and macros is a requirement
  • A highly experienced financial control and reporting professional with extensive experience in a fast moving and dynamic environment (Construction / Distribution desirable)
  • Extensive knowledge in financial controls, external and internal audits and financial reporting
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of varied experience (Area due to expand in the team)
  • Ability to create a supportive coaching environment as both graduates and apprentices join the team to support all areas
  • Understanding of the preparation of corporate tax and capital allowance returns
  • Ability to manage own workload to meet deadlines and timeframes applicable
  • Good IT Skills - able to operate at high competence level in MS Office suite – particularly PowerPoint, Word & Excel
  • Confidence to present and chair weekly meetings, which will also include delivering updates to the relevant Project Managers and the Group Projects Director

Appreciation of the below would be advantageous:

  • Advanced Microsoft Project scheduling experience
  • Familiar with working under NEC3 & JCT contracts


We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Onsite Doctor
  • Employee discounts
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
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