Construction Cost Engineer

  • Hourly
  • United States Arizona Chandler
  • Contract
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Hydrogen
  • Oil & Gas
Project Cost Engineer

The Project Cost Controls Engineer will provide hands on project cost control services to one or more projects, as part of a portfolio ranging from highly standardized / small scale to sophisticated and unique projects. You will also provide guidance and deliver project cost control plans to suit the project execution strategy and needs. They shall produce accurate and timely reporting input and analysis to the project team using the project applicable procedures and process workflows.

Principal accountabilities
  • Use cost control IT systems and functional teamwork processes to provide reliable and consistent cost controls and reporting to ensure that we can meet the project, and business requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution team to develop and deliver competitive inputs to project estimates and budgets, including financing and hedging support, aligned to the execution scope and strategy, ensuring the growth of businesses whilst consistently delivering on project commitments.
  • Project Structure including Intercompany Contracts for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to ensure credible cost control and reporting throughout the project execution phase.
  • Help maintain and improve the capabilities of the regional team to ensure that we can support the business needs across the broad portfolio of offerings.
  • Provide close collaboration and support across the other regional and global teams to ensure effective resource sharing, lessons learned, standard methodologies and the development of appropriate work processes and procedures across the global execution teams.
  • During Execution, produce weekly / monthly reports in line with the project reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances.
  • Motivated to support an industry-leading regional project cost controls team capable of managing internal/external customer projects including EPCs, within both the office and construction site environments.
  • Create and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems to provide credible controls throughout project execution.
  • Support project organizational change process throughout the life cycle of the projects.

Minimum requirements and qualifications

Education: bachelor’s degree (preferred) in Engineering, Accounting or financial field
Experience: Minimum - 5 years’ project experience. Sound knowledge, validated skills and competencies in application of project cost controls principles, methodologies, and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around cost controls, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project-oriented Organization. Must have a track record of delivering accurate cost reporting and guidance to senior management. Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.
Tools: SAP and Ecosys experience preferred. Experience using risk management software desirable.

Location: Must be willing to work from different job locations. Depending on project phase, individual will need to work in one of company's execution offices, within third party EPC’s office, and from construction job sites.

Strengths: Commercial and technical skill, detailed working understanding of project planning tools and systems. Tried skills in planning coupled with a working understanding of project management and cost control.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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