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Cost Engineer

Job Description & Main Duties:

The associate in this position will provide technical/analytical and functional support in the area of project management, project controls, and construction management processes for the Delivery Projects & Construction (DP&C) Organization. 

The associate in this position will possess skills and expertise in the following areas: Project Scope coordination; Project Execution Plan input, preparation, coordination, monitoring, Project Estimate, assist in project schedule development, Contractor coordination and management; Project management assistance; Integrated cost and scheduling; Total Project & Annual Budget development; Financial analysis; Cost accounting and forecasting; Variance analysis; Performance reporting; Project change management; Risk & Contingency. 

  • Implement standard cost, schedule and risk programs, processes and practices to ensure Design and Construction projects are performed in accordance with approved budgets and schedules. 
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain financial, schedule, estimate, budget, resource, procurement, risk and other data within Primavera P6 and other databases and query tools for individual projects and for the DP&C project portfolio. 
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain status reporting and executive dashboards for the financial aspects and schedules for DP&C projects within Primavera P6, including performance indices such as CPI, SPI, Earned Value, and other Key Performance Indices (KPI’s). 
  • Candidate must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity
  • Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.
  • As an employee of the client, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations. 
  • The client is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status 


Required:
• BS in Engineering, Construction, or Business discipline or equivalent experience
• Minimum 6 years of experience with Project Controls concepts (project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, closeout) field or home office
• Minimum 6 years of experience with Cost Engineering concepts (project estimating, forecasting, cost controls and variance reporting)
• Minimum 6 years of experience with ERP systems for identifying and reporting actual costs posted to projects (i.e. SAP, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, etc.)
• Minimum 6 years of experience with Integrated Data Management Tools such as, MS Excel and MS Access
• Minimum 6 years of experience with Project Management Document management software tool applications experience (ECM, File Net, Sharepoint, etc.)
• Must be a self-starter capable of seeking out project related information from Project Stakeholders.
• Capable of making presentations to project stakeholders and Management. 
• Must have a valid drivers’ license 
• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects all aspects of diversity
• Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices

Desired:
• Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
• Experience in a project, construction or industrial business environment
• Experience in Utility Operations; Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
• Experience with Financial Analysis and Managerial Accounting with SAP 
• Business Planning and Budgeting experience. 
• Personnel management (supervisory) skills; Communications; Business and technical writing experience.
• Candidates must take personal accountability for actions and results; strive for personal and departmental continuous improvement; focus on measurement of results and demonstrate the client's Values & Behaviors.

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