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Cost Engineer

  • Location: Lima, 45804
  • Salary: 55-63 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

  • Expiration Date: 03 April 2050
  • Job Ref: 22729
Per Se Group has an exciting Cost Engineer opportunity with one of our top oil and gas clients. This person will be responsible for all aspects of standard cost engineering functions including, but not limited to, cost controls, analyses, forecasting, cash flow, reporting, and interactions with the following teams: Projects and/or Turnaround Planning/Execution teams, PSCM, and Finance.

• Provide comprehensive and accurate cost reporting utilizing data from both client systems and contractor supplied information including appropriate level of analysis to ensure a "no surprise" approach.
• Review, correct, and enforce contractor cost reporting (received daily, weekly, monthly depending on phase and contract type) and update cost control data.
• Work with contractors to develop and maintain appropriate and accurate cash flows and cost forecasts, and interface with the appropriate Project/Program Managers and TA Execution Leads.
• Manage Costs tracking to ensure compliance with original estimate including validation of commitments.
• Support change management process by reviewing all charges for consistency, proper assignment and alignment with the contract.
• Identify, analyze, and report vertically to project opportunities, risks, and uncertainties to identify any trends and/or adders to the cost forecast.
• Utilize the work breakdown structure to assign costs, including creation of and manage work orders in SAP.
• Input, monitor and update vendor purchase requisitions in SAP.
• Manage accruals to provide accurate reporting of WIP.
• Apply site specific cost controls policies, procedures, processes, guidelines, tools, and templates.
• Prepare final cost reports. Work with site resources to complete all closeout requirements including lessons learned exercises.
• Support continuous improvement efforts for the cost team and assigned controls team.

Preferred Skills and Expertise:
• B.S. Degree in Business/Finance/Engineering/Construction Management or applicable experience in lieu of degree
• 5-10 years experience in project controls/project cost management
• Experience with engineering projects and/or construction, preferably in an owner's representative capacity, in the Oil & Gas industry (refining or chemical projects)
• Working knowledge of Industrial/Refining/Chemical construction process & contract delivery
• Understands workflow and how to calculate progress / earned value
• Knowledge of SAP/Primavera/Microsoft Project and/or other similar cost management software used in the Oil & Gas industry
• Certified Cost Engineer (CCE)/Certified Cost Controller (CCC) from AACEI - Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International


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