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Cost Engineer


Job description

The Company – Milence

Established in July 2022, we are dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. By building and managing reliable and secure high-performance charging solutions, our mission is to support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. The team is working quickly to scale up operations and network deployment.

As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams who are dedicated to our vision: a world of fossil-free transport, which will go on to combat climate change.

With a focus on sustainable growth and the best possible collaboration among all stakeholders, we are looking for colleagues eager to make an impact and ready to support and accelerate the zero-emission future of road transport in Europe.

While our Dutch offices are in Amsterdam and Arnhem, our focus is distinctly pan-European and we will be expanding to several other European countries in early 2023.

The Department

The operations department is responsible for a timely and effective network roll-out and the performance of Milence's charging infrastructure across Europe. The key to this roll-out is ensuring a safe, secure and reliable way of working and standardized roll-out procedures with selected partners in each country.

In addition, operations must ensure timely permits, procurement of contracted goods and services, necessary grid connections and sustainable energy. Operations are also responsible for ‘uptime’ , as well for the Network Operating Centre; this includes a customer contact centre and the management and maintenance of all civil and electrical engineering assets required to operate the charging infrastructure, as well as other assets such as security solutions, power distribution, washroom facilities and Wi-Fi access.

The Job

As a Cost Engineer, you will be responsible for the budgeting (cost estimates) of our future charging infrastructure. The sites will consist of both civil and electrical engineering aspects, as well as security and amenities.

On the basis of modular building blocks supplemented by any modifications and functional requirements, you will draw up the program of requirements. In addition to this, you will check the application of the correct modular building blocks and the associated costs, whereby the correct cost allocation in our financial system needs to be done.

By working closely with our strategic partners and contractors, you will analyse and optimise key figures on the basis of the delivered pre and post-calculations. Benchmarking, life cycle costing, and the total cost of ownership are part of this analysis. You will also carry out project cost estimates and calculations during the early stages of design, as well as completed projects. In addition, you will be creating insights into what projects cost or have cost in the past in order to become better at predicting future costs.

We are an exciting new start-up, and not all responsibilities have been defined yet, meaning you have the opportunity to help us shape your position further.

The job will be based in our Amsterdam and/or Arnhem office.

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who have at least 5 years of experience in a similar position, with specific experience in optimisation and application of modular building blocks within complex civil and electrical projects.

An ICEC certification is a big plus for us.

You are comfortable with creating & analysing data and strive to continue to improve.

You have the ability to work independently while also being able to communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

An affinity with the renewable energy sector/e-mobility.

Your English is excellent (and if you do not speak Dutch, that is fine).

You look forward to learning new things and pick them up quickly, this includes -new skills, environments, people skills and are resilient.

You align with our mission and values (specifically: reliable, sustainable and fast-paced).

You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily engage others in various ways.

We are especially interested in diverse candidates.

What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a new company with a real purpose, high aspirations and strong team spirit. You can be there as it begins.

You will be part of a high-energy environment in which you can help shape various aspects. You will learn every day and have ample room for personal development and support.

We want you to join our company for a career – not for just a job – and support your personal career ambitions in or outside your department.

The base salary level (all in) is oriented towards 75.000 EUR; The on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%.

We are currently shaping the overall packages and benefits, which includes an already comprehensive pension plan and unlimited vacation days.

We understand that flexible hybrid working is a part of the future and benefits our team, which is why we include flexible work arrangements for our staff.

Ready to charge the future?

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