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Cost/Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2013
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The Company:
Major operator is seeking a Cost/Planning Engineer for a 12 month + opportunity based in West Houston

The Role:
Deliver consistent, but appropriate cost management structures for medium-sized stand-alone projects.
Roll-out of the emerging company standard tools and processes, as appropriate for each project’s life cycle development and execution phase.
Support delivery of cost management solutions for major projects.
Support the development of project cost breakdown structures and their population from the estimate.
Prepare work breakdown structure and documented cost time and resource sheets for phased cost estimates in line with the company guidance notes for agreement and sign off by the budget holders.
Generate accurate monthly cost reports, highlighting variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, management of changes and currency fluctuations against approved AFEs.
Contribute to the change management process for projects. Analyze trends and highlight potential impacts on changes on cost.
Assist in peer reviews and other assurance events.
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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Engineering degree and/or certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 8 years industry experience in cost engineering positions.
- Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
- Fully versed with cost control principles and techniques.
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