Cost Engineer

  • location: Huntsville, AL
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $45 - $55 per hour
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Cost Engineer

Contract position: A large Chemical Manufacturer in Decatur Alabama is seeking a Cost Control Specialist for a contract to hire role. This person will oversee the Plant's capital project portfolio to provide cost reporting, analysis, control and forecasting. This role provides independent oversight and proactively identifies issues relating to budget.

Responsibilities for the Cost Engineer
  • Monitor committed and actual expenditures to ensure projects remain within budgetary limits
  • Develop cost forecasting from project plan and update monthly
  • Highlight ways to minimize the expenses incurred by the project by identifying areas of cost savings. Quantify any hidden expenses including freight, markups and vendor fees
  • Work as part of the Project Controls team and work closely with Estimating and Scheduling
  • Review cost estimates. Make recommendations for future budgets or procurement strategies
Requirements for the Cost Engineer

  • A Bachelors Degree in related field such as Accounting, Engineering or Construction Management
  • 10 years of experience within a plant environment
  • Ability to work in Primavera
  • Exposure to Aspen software a plus

    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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