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  • Job reference: RMS0110256

Cost Engineer - Pipeline Project

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (16/05/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our major Oil & Gas Client is in need of a Cost Engineer - Pipeline Project in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
The purpose of this position is to provide cost support the pipeline projects within the Client's Venture.

The principal accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Develop and implement cost structure, then monitor, report and forecast project cost using SAP and other cost management tools.
• Integrate data from Client and engineering/construction contractors to prepare monthly project reports.
• Work closely with the projects teams to monitor Management of Change process, identifying cost and schedule impacts of proposed changes and incorporating those impacts into the project forecast and budget.
• Manage the interface between Project Services and Finance plus Contract and Procurement.
• Support the development of the Work Breakdown Structure to support project delivery
• Generate accurate monthly cost reports, highlighting variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, management of changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities For Expenditure (AFEs).
• Maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project teams.
• Maintain consistency in cost bases through rigorous adherence to the controls processes.
• Raise awareness of the importance of developing the cost management structure in early project phases.


This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn and develop. The successful candidate will be a core team member of Project Services Organization supporting multiple projects in the US.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.
• Experience from pipeline projects desired
• Minimum 8 years industry experience in cost engineering positions.
• Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills..
• Working experience with SAP is required
• Working experience in upstream Project Services organization.
• Must have a “Team attitude”, be self-motivated and be willing to support other groups and projects when required.
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment among multiple projects and ability to support ad-hoc requests.
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