Graduate Project Controls & Cost Estimating Engineer



Make a difference. Play your part in engineering solutions to make UK energy security stronger and join us on our Project Controls & Cost Estimating Engineer Graduate Programme. Help us drive the world towards a net zero future while operating globally and reducing carbon emissions.

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

Our Graduate Project Controls & Cost Estimating Engineers contribute to exciting projects. You will be functioning as part of a team, providing assistance to other engineers and working across a range of Pre-FEED, FEED, Detailed Design and PMC opportunities in Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Waste to Biofuels as well as traditional energy projects including gas treatment and hydrocarbons for international clients.

The aim of your role will be to encourage innovative solutions and approaches to problems while keeping our values at the front of what you do. Day-to-day, you will:

  • Develop project reporting around current progress, forecast to completion and cost reports.
  • Work with project planners and lead engineers to understand the status of critical activities on a project.
  • Work with document control to issue documentation, markup progress and maintain a register.
  • Work with IT to setup and maintain project websites and portals, maintain folder structures and security permissions.
  • Analyse performance against identified project KPIs and report deviations to the project controls manager and project managers.
  • Support corporate implementation of project controls procedures, systems and tools.
  • Attend risk management workshops and maintain register, mitigations and resultant actions through to completion.
  • Support project managers with monthly project review slide preparation including risks & concerns, commercial delivery, resourcing etc.

What you can expect

We think about your future. We’re seeing more graduates moving into senior roles, faster, and we’re not going to lose momentum. With the structured development programme we’ve designed for people like you, you’ll be on the road to career success. Learn new leadership skills and capabilities from industry professionals at Kent and structured training sessions we’ve planned for you. Build a future in a diverse company that has a real passion to see you develop. We also have a variety of benefits available, including:

  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible holiday (buy & sell)
  • My Discounts Plus (discounts from shops and retailers)

Who you are

Hardworking, driven, and logical. We revolve around team working, so you’ll need to be comfortable working collaboratively. Our Graduates should also embrace diversity, equality and inclusion in everything they do. You should be a recent graduate with a 2:2 in Engineering or Finance. Other qualities we like to see in you are:

  • Good problem solving
  • An analytical mindset
  • Attention to detail

You matter. Whatever your culture, skill, language, age or identity. A diverse workforce is the catalyst for success. We work hard to drive awareness on diversity and inclusion across our business, changing perspectives for the better. Celebrating character and creating a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging with us.

Who we are

We are Kent. We design, build and maintain the assets that power the world. For over 100 years, we’ve delivered sustainable energy, and we’re taking that to a whole new level. Our goal is to be the global leader in integrated energy services, and we need you to help us get there. Sustainability and innovation are at the forefront of everything we do

Driven by the energy of our team, we employ and empower the best. Our values drive our business. Define what we do. We’re being the best for ourselves, our clients, our partners, the communities we operate in, and the planet.

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