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Cost Engineer needed in Southern California

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The successful candidate will have proven cost engineering experience with complex, multi-phase, multi-million-dollar construction and/or renovation projects. The general job duties include Prepares detailed computer-generated cost reports, charts, and diagrams; Dealing with claims and change management; Provides analysis and review of cost/budget expenditure and maintains cost control reports; Promptly reports anticipated cost overages or other unsatisfactory cost elements; Maintains liaison with Data Processing in developing support for network calculations, printouts and cost reports, and other cost related services. Support the Project team with additional tasks as required.

The Cost Engineer duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Monitor project budgets for the multi-billion-dollar Capital Improvement Program at Los Angeles World Airports.
• Review and analyze sub-contractor invoices, prepare job costing reports to allocate these
expenditures against the appropriate WBS numbers.
• Ensure that both commitments and expenditures follow the same allocation methodology.
• Perform cost-to-complete analysis for all cost elements within a project taking into consideration
staffing plans, contract commitments, and expenditures to date, change orders and trends.
• Attend project meetings to provide Project Management with current financial information and
trend log regarding potential impacts to project budget or forecast.
• Provide progress reporting documents and briefing materials as required.
• Develop creative reporting tools to communicate complex project sequencing and/or progress assessments.
• Review task orders for contractors and sub-consultants to ensure necessary budget and/or contract
capacity exists.
• Analyze change order values against current budget and prepare reconciliations to include in the
current forecast at completion.
• Prepare change orders and back up documentation as may be necessary for compliance and
governance purposes.
• Support the project team in review and negotiations with Developer change proposals
• Support the team with risk management.
• Prolog - Update contract commitments, reconcile and analyze actual expenditures, perform budget
transfers, monitor trend status and maintain continuity of WBS structure.
• Perform Project closeout resourcefully to ensure as Prolog Data matters in LAWA’s reporting needs.
• Prepare data to support documentation required journal vouchers for budget transfers.
• Have an appreciation for contractual interpretations and claim avoidance strategies.
• Supporting the Project team with additional tasks as required.

What will you contribute?
• 10- to 15-years' experience with 5- to 7-years in direct support of an active construction projects.
• Degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or related field is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience managing and reporting the cost components of large-scale, complex
projects; including developing and managing a progress reporting methodology for a complicated
design effort.
• Experience with Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain delivery methods is desirable.
• Experience with cost management for operation and maintenance is highly desirable.
• Demonstrated proficiency with a large-scale cost reporting system is required, experience with
Prolog is highly desirable.
• Thorough familiarity with MS office suite software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Knowledge of Prolog is preferred
• Demonstrated ability to understand technical and complicated construction programs and the ability
to communicate progress to both technical- and management-level personnel.
• Ability to work with others, a self-starter with results-driven focus.
• Flexible to a potentially varying shift time.


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