Cost Engineer

  • location: Union, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $55 per hour

job description

Cost Engineer

Contract position: Engineering & Construction client is looking for a Project Cost Specialist/Cost Analyst with 3-8 years of project cost analysis experience. The ideal candidate has experience supporting electric or gas utility engineering & construction projects, but any engineering or construction project background will be acceptable. This is a long term contract opportunity in Union, NJ. Our client is only looking for local candidates at this time.

Responsibilities for the Cost Engineer

  • Develop, implement, and maintain external and internal cost reports, cash flows and forecasts for multiple utility projects
  • Primarily help the project team organize & plan these projects with regards to their construction Contractors
  • Tracking the construction Contractors' productivity on multiple projects within the Program and forecasting units for several work items
  • Once the construction work has started, work as a team with the Project Scheduler, and focus on the cost tracking, forcasting and accruals for each project
  • For the first year of this contract you will be using MS Excel (supported by Macros) for all cost related functions
  • Follow the process & methodology by utilizing an established MS Excel template for this project
  • Analysis of results and reporting by project and by Program are important

Requirements for the Cost Engineer

  • You need specific experience as a Cost Engineer, Cost Analyst or Project Cost Specialist with 3-8 years of project cost analysis experience supporting engineering or construction projects
  • You need some sort fo project financial experience realted to cost management, cost forecasting, monthly accruals, invoice reviews, capital project close outs, etc
  • You need experience creating & customizing forecast templates for projects in order to track actuals and cash flow
  • BS degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related field is a preferred, but not required
  • You need to be an advanced user with MS Excel
  • You need at least an understanding of project scheduling
  • Any experience with Oracle Primavera Unifier database would be a PLUS


  • PTO Program
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance available, and more...

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