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Earn up to $750.00 in a signing bonus.

Position Summary

The Cost Engineer is responsible maintaining a true and accurate cost structure and coordinating reporting elements key to developing accurate cost reports. This is an interface between project management, cost management and accounting.


• Review project features with Estimating department and ensure that work quantities are being entered correctly on a daily basis
• Verify proper coding for phases, hours, and slips
• Close out the completed project phases and verify progress entries
• Conduct monthly cost review meeting with project team
• Assign and initiate new cost codes for change orders, tracking items and back charges as required
• Verify pencil sheets / pay requisitions
• Take the lead in developing quarterly cost to complete reports
• Review and process change orders for TMC and subcontractors / vendors
• Review and process cost adjustments
• Identify items that are exceeding the budget and communicate to Project Manager
• Assist project management team with quarterly reports for contract status, contract profit, unit cost report, cost projections, revenue projects, change order status and change order costs


• Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field and / or minimum of 5 years of heavy civil construction experience
• Experience working with project management and a thorough knowledge of heavy construction logistics, resource planning, construction sequencing and material management preferred
• Familiar with a variety of the field construction concepts practices, and procedures
• Demonstrated knowledge of Viewpoint Accounting and Job Costing System is desirable

Necessary Attributes:

• Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
• Attention to detail, organization prioritization and the ability to handle multiple tasks is required
• Team player and with strong interpersonal skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Must possess strong technology skills
• Self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills
• Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
• Dedicated and hard working

Please see HR for information on the physical demands and work environment of this job.

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

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