Cost Administrator

Permanent Balfour Beatty in Administrative/Clerical Email Job
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Job Description

About the role

We are looking for a Cost Administrator to join our project team, working on a Joint Venture in our major projects division as part of the HS2 project in the Birmingham Area.

You will play a key part in reconciling site and financial data and ensuring our documentation is collated for review and audit.

You will work as part of a small team, with the combined purpose of ensuring compliance with contract requirements.

What you’ll be doing

  • Collation of audit evidence (PO, delivery ticket, invoice, remittance, timesheets, etc)
  • Assist with the collation and response to audit samples
  • Perform project reconciliations in order to provide control
  • Assist with cost assurance and compliance checks across a range of cost processes
  • Capturing findings and feeding those through to Site, the Cost Assurance Team and the Finance Team
  • Improve compliance with processes through the checks and feedback above and helping to communicate key messages to site

Who we’re looking for

  • Strong administrative skills: organisation/prioritisation and picking things up quickly
  • Strong data and numeracy skills – proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Computer literate experience of Microsoft Office packages and navigation of sharepoint
  • Ability to use ERP system to gather data
  • Oracle ERP experience an advantage but training will be given
  • Good communication skills and team building skills to be able to gather information effectively and improve processes and compliance going forward

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering is one of the UKs leading specialist geo-technical contractors, providing innovative piling and ground improvement solutions across all sectors.

Our comprehensive ground engineering capabilities, equipment and experience provide the solid foundations for infrastructure and buildings of any height, ranging from city skyscrapers to cross-country rail and road projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

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