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[Cost Engineer] Cost Rep

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Position Summary:

The primary function of the EPC Cost Representative I position is learning cost processes and systems while assisting senior EPC Cost leads in providing accurate progress and actual cost information required to produce a valid and reliable cost projection in a fast paced environment. The position requires good Computer/Microsoft Office skills, good written and oral communication skills, and a good work ethic. A successful EPC Cost Representative I will learn systems and processes through interface with Craft Supervision, Project Controls, Estimating, Accounting & Administration, Procurement, and Project Management. This is an entry level position for a person interested in EPC cost management.


Adhere to cost control standards, deadlines, and procedures, as well as the terms and conditions that govern projects/locations
Demonstrate understanding of the estimate and proper utilization of all cost codes
Understand and maintain proprietary and confidential information
Work with jobsite General Foremen, Foremen, and Superintendent on proper usage of cost codes
Cost code and expense code verification on Requisitions and Purchase Orders
Perform weekly validation of time charged versus progress claimed
Support balance of information between Zachry systems
Weekly budget validation with adjustments in the Cost System as warranted
Input progress, budget adjustments, and cost projections into the cost system
Understand basis of MTO’s contained within the quantity tracking system
Understand quantity verification between installed quantity and material purchase quantity.
Compilation and distribution of weekly and monthly cost reports
Actively participate in the project cost meetings
Assist in the maintenance of workbook tools/reports
Assist with Change Management and compiling related information
Maintain project trends
Participate in and learn the determination of projected final cost
Perform others duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Accounting, or applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
0-12 months direct construction cost experience
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with computer skills
Must be willing to relocate to various project locations
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with large industrial projects, and understanding of project environments, requirements, and risks
Knowledge and understanding of engineering, construction, and project management is desired
Strong interpersonal skills
Developing professional, influential and leadership skills
Good language skills (written and oral)
Good math skills
Possess strong computer skills, especially in Excel and Word
Expert technical knowledge of large industrial construction, schedule and cost
Possess excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to thrive in a team working environment

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