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Cost Engineer

at Avacend, Inc.

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Temporary
Job Reference #: 7182

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Job Descriptions:

  • Experienced to Lead level Cost Engineering role.
  • Will work on assignments on a variety of Power and/or Oil & Gas projects.
  • Tasked with competently performing all aspects of cost analysis, including cost reporting and forecasting, earned value progress measurement, quantity management, change management , risk identification and mitigation, and other cost-related functions.
  • May provide guidance to less experienced project controls personnel.


  • Must be willing to travel and work on-site at project locations throughout the United States an estimated 25% of the time.
  • Leads or participates in delivering baseline cost deliverables• Generates monthly / quarterly reports.
  • Leads estimate reconciliation and budget variance tracking, bringing key variances to the attention of management as they arise.
  • Coordinates with engineers and field team for management and tracking of engineered quantities.
  • Leads or participates in change management initiatives and reporting.


  • Four-year Bachelor's degree with six or more years of relevant Cost Control of Planning & Scheduling experience (OR)
  • No four-year Bachelor's degree required with eight years or more of relevant Cost Control or Planning & Scheduling experience in Home Office or Field Office.
  • Prefer four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management (or) Non Technical Bachelor’s with business and computer software courses plus relevant Cost Engineering experience in Home or Field Office.
  • Oil & Gas or Power Generation projects experience.

Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Managing Complexity.
  • Situational Adaptability.
  • Negotiating.
  • Presentation Skills.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Interpersonal Savvy.
  • Delegation.

Preferred Technical Competencies:

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Excel.
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of key cost control processes and key scheduling processes.
  • Understand Earned Value Management.
  • Understand financial/accounting reporting.
  • Understand EPC work process and dependencies between functions.
  • Ability to provide risk and opportunity analysis input.
  • Experience with Power Bi.
  • Experience with EcoSys.
Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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