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Data Cost Analyst

  • Job reference: R-048449
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and assessment of our staff, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you will benefit from a development programme across our Transportation and Infrastructure Portfolio designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

As a Data Cost Analyst,  you will analyse data from our industry leading Cost systems used  across our Programme portfolio and/or specific projects together with industry best practice data  to ensure that accurate figures can be used confidently by internal and external stakeholders.

About the role (accountabilities include but are not limited to):

  • Undertake analysis of outputs from contract Cost reports and/or project wide reports to support
  • accurate reporting, benchmarking and analysis of infrastructure Costs;
  • Ensure that cost information received  is harvested and incorporated into systems, in order to drive the mechanics behind the systems for Earned Value and world class Cost reporting;
  • Draw on industry best practice in the development and maintenance of Cost systems to
  • ensure consistent best in class approaches and decision making across project portfolio; and
  • Provide support to the development of programme wide models including (amongst others) indirect costs, whole life, and prelims.

About You:

  • Degree or equivalent experience or achieved NVQ Level 2 in Project Controls and working towards membership of the RICS, ACostE, ICES or similar relevant professional association;
  • Commercial and quantity surveying skills, with an understanding of the construction industry, in particular NEC Form of Contracts and their commercial basis;
  • Understanding of the cost drivers that define a project and ability to analyse and convert project data into meaningful cost analysis and reporting;
  • Knowledge of performance measurement of projects using Earned Value Management and similar techniques;
  • Knowledge of cost systems, such as SAP, Oracle CostOS and PRISM; and
  • Experience of interfacing with the client organisation at a junior level.
  • It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.