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Cost Engineer

  • Netherlands

Job description

The Company – Milence

The transition to a sustainable and fossil free road transport across Europe is possible. We accelerate this transition by building and managing a reliable, high-performance charging network that you can trust. Our charging stations are designed to provide the best rest and recharge experience.

We achieve it with the right people and innovative ideas. People, who are ready to support and accelerate the future of clean road transport in Europe in an approachable way. As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams that embrace the possibilities of a progressive and sustainable future, with reliability at its core.

While our main offices are in the Netherlands, we are not letting this stop us from working with the best talent across Europe. Our goal is to make a real difference not only within Europe but also on a global scale. After all, we have only one world.

The Department

Reliability is the cornerstone of accelerating the shift to electric transportation. Only by being extremely reliable can we guarantee seamless charging at Milence. The collaboration among our teams fosters cross-functional synergy, ensuring we provide of the best rest and recharge experience.

Our Technology specialists focus on R&D, charging, energy storage, and (cyber)security. The Digital Factory is responsible for managing the entire lifecycle of digital products and services, ensuring their alignment with the latest technological advancements. Our Data experts ensure data quality, governance, insights, analytics and reporting. They facilitate charging sessions, network planning, and real-time reservations. Network Operations is the central hub of on-site operations, monitoring site activity and maintenance. Asset Management, supported by site engineers, is responsible for pro-active maintenance and investment decisions. They manage the assets of charging infrastructure, security solutions, power distribution, and facilities.

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?

  • You have demonstrable, hands-on 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.
  • You have affinity with the renewable energy sector/e-mobility. 
  • Your English is excellent; any additional European language is advantageous.
  • You underline our mission and values (reliable, sustainable, approachable, progressive and fast-paced), and enjoy learning new things.
  • You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily connect with others in informal 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.

We offer a comprehensive remuneration package; with on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%.

Furthermore, we offer a good pension plan and unlimited vacation days.

We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.

Ready to charge the future?

At Milence, we know that life can go in many directions, and there’s more than one way to be knowledgeable. That’s why we value diversity; regardless of how you got here, if you’re interested in one of our roles, we want to hear from you. In our experience, if you don’t tick every box, you may be wary about applying. Yet, we invite you to apply to drive the innovation and creativity needed to realise our mission.

Be a part of it and apply now! Please submit your resumé in English.


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