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Cost Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00096
Location: San Diego, California
Role: Cost Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA
Duration: 12+ Months

Main function:
  • Work with the Project Controls Manager to ensure that the overall Project Control System provides valid, accurate and timely information to management.
  • Provide overall project cost, estimating, progress measurement, and change management expertise.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with the Project Controls Manager, monitor and control project controls systems and tools including:
    • Cost Control / Forecasting methods for Vena
    • Budgeting & Estimating.
    • Progress Measurement
    • Other applicable processes and tools (ex. SAP PO Reporting, Ariba PO Tracking / Quickbase PO Forecasting)
  • Support Project Controls Team and PM's with ongoing project cost analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and Change Management.
  • Assist in the development and documentation of Control Estimates, Change Orders and Budgets (annual and multi-year), and ensure that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope
  • Analyse cost and schedule trends, develop and review cost and schedule forecasts
  • Prepare and review monthly cost reports (budgets, forecasts, expenditures, commitments)
  • Review Project Account's monthly report for actual invoice bookings
  • Develop monthly expenditure and commitment forecasts
  • Monitor and report on cost and schedule implications of changes
  • Assist in the development and preparation of bid package cost information and tabulation (As Required)
  • Support preparation of funding estimates and budgets, workflows and approvals.
  • Analyse cost, schedule and progress trends developed by contractor in conjunction with the Project Manager & Project Controls Manager.
  • Evaluate contractor pay application for approval/payment (As Required).
  • Assist in the review and analysis of cash flow development and expenditures inclusive of AFU and contingency.

Skills:
  • 6-10 years experience on EPC or EPCM projects, preferably from the construction/field services side.
  • Experience in the use of project planning tools, e.g. Primavera (Primavera P3 Project Planner) and conversant with the use of SAP, Ariba, Vena, Tableau and MS Excel.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.