Cost Engineer

  • location: Chesterfield, MO
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $24 - $34 per hour
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job description

Cost Engineer

Contract position: Engineering & Construction client in St.Louis, MO is looking for a Jr. Cost Engineer/Cost Analyst with 2-5 years of experience related to project cost controls & reporting activities supporting construction projects. The ideal candidate will have Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or related field from accredited program. Entry-level position (zero to two years of professional experience) Client is looking for local candidates only.

Responsibilities for the Cost Engineer
  • Provide administrative support to a Project Manager by supporting many project controls functions including reporting, project change management, cost control, cost analysis, forecasting, purchase order tracking, etc...
  • Develop, implement, and maintain internal cost reports, cash flows, and forecasts
  • Analyze project controls cost reports, present findings and provide recommendations to the project team
  • Coordinate project set-up in Oracle Financial MIS Accounting Module or EcoSys EPC
  • Perform budget tracking against Purchase Orders or Subcontracts
  • Assist with the set up of a Change Management System as well as maintain a change log for this system
  • Review the upstream (prime contract) & downstream (PO & subcontract) change orders
  • Maintain budget and forecasts for multiple projects
  • Ensure project set-up in the accounting system
Requirements for the Cost Engineer

  • 2-5 years of experience as a Project Controls Assistant, Jr. Project Manager, Cost Engineer, Cost Analsyt or Project Assistant supporting engineering or construction projects
  • You need experience working within an accounting system and opening up a project in this system
  • You need experience setting up cost budgets and forecasting for projects
  • You need experience reviewing purchase orders & invoices from material vendors or subcontractors
  • BA or BS degree is needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office is needed
  • Must be an advanced user of MS Excel
Benefits

  • PTO program
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance available, and more...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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