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Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Process & Energy currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Cost Engineer. Reporting to the Project Engineer, this position is located on one of projects south of Carrollton, GA. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in Setting up a control system and documentation for the project
  • Prepare forecasts, cost trend reports and monitor cost and budget forecasts on multiple projects
  • Must have a full understanding of the EVMS process
  • Report on deviations, underruns and overruns, and can make recommendations for corrective actions
  • Responsible for maintaining change control, cost reports, etc.
  • Work with project estimator, planner and scheduler and Client’s accounting staff
  • Coordinate and assemble the monthly progress reports
  • Work closely with client’s project manager and team leads
  • Can look at the needs of a project, create the proper cost management controls, and take responsibility for its implementation and management
  • Can provide cost control support to other Project Controls team members

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years related experience in managing large volume contracts
  • Experience of working on EPC projects
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, detail oriented
  • Familiarity with typical engineering disciplines and documentation
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills for managing / assigning work tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Self-starter; innovative; flexible with a positive attitude towards completion of assigned or ad-hoc tasks
  • Strong technical management abilities with initiative, decision-making skills and problem-solving abilities to analyze data, identify issues, recommend, develop, and implement solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple schedules and deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to organize, plan, control, coordinate, and effectively manage cross-functional activities
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting techniques including generation of charts, graphs, and timelines
  • Extensive knowledge of construction techniques and best practices in the natural gas industries
  • Extensive knowledge and application of risk, forensic and delay schedule analysis techniques
  • Extensive experience with Project Controls Systems for integration of cost and schedule
  • Extensive experience in evaluation and analysis of Earn Value Management metrics
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Controls Standards & Best Practices
  • Extensive experience in Cost Estimating Best Practices
  • Extensive knowledge with MS Office Suite including Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Projects
  • Excellent understanding of the application of Monte Carlo simulation schedule and cost modeling
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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