Cost Engineer

  • location: Morristown, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $55 per hour
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Cost Engineer

Contract position: Engineering & Construction client is looking for a Project Cost Analyst with 5-15 years of cost analysis & cost engineering experience. The ideal candidate has experience supporting transmission line or substation EPC projects, but any industrial or heavy industrial project background will do. This is a long term contract opportunity in Morristown, NJ. Our client prefers local candidates, but will consider all that meet the skill set.

Responsibilities for the Cost Engineer

  • Main responsibility will be to develop, implement, and maintain external and internal cost reports, cash flows and forecasts
  • Analyze data; review logs; and run reports in Oracle Primavera Unifier software and/or the Oracle Financials MIS/PPS Accounting software
  • Set up Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) for tracking detailed breakdown of purchase orders or subcontracts
  • Create various cost reports and determine appropriate reporting format
  • You will create & customize forecast templates for each project in order to track actuals and cash flow
  • Attend weekly project schedule update meetings with the project team
  • Collaborate with project teams to schedule system(s) and equipment outages
  • Coordinate with construction groups and provide schedule reports to track staffing assignments
  • Coordinate with project managers to assemble vendor accruals and prepare monthly financial forecast updates
  • Prepare and analyze forecast variance reports
Requirements for the Cost Engineer

  • 5-15 years of cost analysis & cost engineering experience on industrial or heavy industrial construction projects
  • You need experience with Cost Forecasting and Cost Analysis in support of EPC projects
  • BS degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related field is a preferred
  • You need to be very experienced with MS Excel (pivot tables, macros, vlookups, etc...)
  • Specific experience on Transmission Line or Substations EPC projects is a PLUS
<Benefits for the Cost Engineer

  • 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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