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Cost Engineer

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  • Salary:

    $100,000 - $125,000

  • Contact:

    Oliver Buck

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  • Contact phone:

    713 609 9066

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Main accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement the change management process for projects.

  • Provide guidance on trend analysis and the assessment of change impacts on cost. Maintain trend and change management logs.

  • Deliver consistent but appropriate cost management structures for an offshore wind project.

  • Provide cost engineering support in the development of cost breakdown structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.

  • Develop and document Cost Time and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates in line with the Company guidance notes for agreement and sign-off by the CTR budget holders.

  • Provide project guidance for creation of accurate monthly cost reports, identifying variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities For Expenditure (AFEs).

  • Prepare reconciliations between earlier cost estimates and the current cost forecast.

  • Participate in peer reviews and other assurance events.

  • Maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project teams.

  • Maintain consistency in cost bases through rigorous adherence to the controls processes.

  • Identify critical project risk issues and communicate those risks to the appropriate members of the legal team or your supervisor for resolution and management

  • Efficiently manage outside counsel with an eye toward minimizing expenses

  • Other tasks and projects as assigned

Direct Reports: 0 direct reports.

Travel: Around to 0-10%-domestically by plane and by car and with short notice.


  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 8 years industry experience in cost engineering positions

  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills

  • Supports Project Services and Finance teams in other areas when needed.

Behavioral Requirements

  • Very strong collaboration, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented focus.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with management and other parts of the project including technical staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete them within specified timeframes.

  • Strong commitment

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and make rational decisions, even when under pressure.

  • Ability to build a high performing and motivated team.

  • Outstanding communication, diplomatic, networking, influencing and conflict solving skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and highly result oriented.

  • Strong sense of values and ethics, as well as confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.