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Cost Engineers understand competitive costs and define proper scope and execution strategies for the business. Resumes in this field highlight such responsibilities as communicating with the cost and planning team on a daily basis, providing the business analyst with end-of-month information for year-end projection reporting, and interacting with contractor timekeepers as required for data collection. Example resumes indicate that this position requires a Bachelors or Masters of Science in Engineering with 12 or more years of relevant experience in process, equipment, design or construction engineering.

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Sr. Cost Engineer

Leader for capital plant modifications project portfolio with annual cost of $300M - $500M.

  • Provided excellent project controls services to fifty design engineers and managers.
  • Delivered all projects within budgets and schedule which led to full utilization of annual budget as planned.
  • Successfully developed five year business with ranking of projects based on return of investment.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Accounting
2

Cost Engineer - World Trade Center Construction

Responsible for multiple projects including the Port Authority Property Management Office/Port Authority Police Department ($200mil), and the second stage of the Vehicle Security Center ($600mil)

  • Financial modeling and analysis skills further assisted the team responsible for settling the costs associated with multiple projects involving multiple complex stakeholders
  • Developed, updated, and monitored individual project WBS, schedules and budgets in conjunction with program team members and consultants
  • Ensured project and program compliance with Port Authority regulations
  • Civil, Mechanical and Electrical drawing incorporation into program allocation matrixes
  • Change order maintenance, cash flow trending, report composition and basic heavy construction cost estimating
  • Performed Construction drawing reviews in order to perform detailed cost allocations among various projects as work was performed under one project for another
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Economics
MA
Master of Arts
3

Senior Consultant-project Cost Engineer at BP

Provide budget and cost control reporting/analysis for all BP US Pipelines projects, $100MM++ annual budget with over 250 projects.

  • Developed a new project cost report to show actual costs, total commitments and budget for each project. Reducing the time to update all project files from one week to a couple hours.
  • Provided accurate project costs and forecasts based on budget.
  • Identified and reported cost overruns/under-spends so that project management can take appropriate actions
  • Held monthly project reviews with project managers to review cost and schedule for every project.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Computer Science
MS
Business Information Technology
4

Cost Engineer, Steam Turbine and Generator Accessories

  • Tracked, implemented, and evaluated cost saving ideas in conjunction with Design Engineers
  • Facilitated implementation of 29 ideas totaling $2.6 million in 2010
  • Provided additional process support to Gas Turbine Accessories' 123 ideas totaling $15.4 million
  • Established part budgets based on engineering drawings and requirements in collaboration with Sourcing and Finance
  • Prepared and conducted weekly meetings to review projects with Design Engineers, Team Leaders, and Managers
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MA
Electrical Engineering
5

Cost Engineer

Developed proposal cost estimates and detailed construction cost estimates, including costs for engineering, instrumentation, equipment, skid fabrication, field construction and commissioning on $4 to $30 million projects in LA, NY, NJ, WA, FL, MI, TX. Utilized civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation design drawing packages. Participated in contractor bid reviews and contract negotiations. Reviewed contractor bids for completeness, scope and conformance with project specifications. Reviewed the design packages, quantity surveys and completed the takeoff using drawings and specification.

  • Led the cost estimate process from review of the project scope, developed a work breakdown structure to the final approval stage, gathering necessary equipment quotes, negotiated with supplier/contractors, labor rates, and taxes. Successfully met established goals for cost estimating accuracy.
  • Successfully provided multiple detailed proposal/estimates that became viable and profitable projects.
  • Improved the process of estimating the engineering labor by developing and managing an Excel spreadsheet with predefined tasks and milestones; decreased the total estimate time by 35-45%.
  • Developed Excel process for estimating cost of Instrumentation, analyzers, valves and other piping specialties. This allowed flexibility and noticeably improved process time for all the projects, which decreased estimate time by 50%.
  • Initiated and led the development of the Excel-based historical database of the previous cost estimates and projects for different regions; this improved the quality of similar estimates.
  • Attended the AACE Conference in Toronto, CA.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Engineering
6

Cost Engineer

Contributed in $190,000,000.00, Interstate Highway widening projects for TXDOT, 8 miles in length

  • Experience in milling of existing asphalt road and replacement with 14"-15" Continuous Reinforced Concrete Paving
  • Various bridge demolition and construction of bridge structures
  • Responsible for keeping track of quantities for heavy civil and concrete paving items using a database system
  • Reported on weekly quantities while examining cost and making adjustments as needed using Viewpoint
  • Developed 3-week look ahead schedules with Project Manager and Superintendents
  • Submitted and checked monthly billed pay items with TXDOT using developed database programs
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Civil Engineering
7

Cost Engineer

  • Delivered $89.9MM capital plan against $90MM target through effective cost control from CIR development through project closeout resulting in $6.1MM savings from Capex.
  • Developed and implemented a streamlined asset capitalization process reducing processing time by 20%
  • Developed FY capital and expense forecast to aide in the creation of plant depreciation and start savings forecasts
  • Collaborate with Accounts Payable and Procurement to monitor and reduce GRIR variances.
  • Validated project estimates throughout their development to ensure compliance with the capital investment and fixed asset accounting policy
  • Collaborated with Engineering leadership to develop and review Capital Investment Requests (CIRs), cost estimates and SPF models to ensure documents are submitted accurately and on schedule
  • Maximized project ROIC through collaboration with key stakeholders to identify strategic business needs resulting in a $1.1MM reduction in total delivered cost
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
BS
International Business
8

Cost Engineer / Analyst

Provided project controls leadership and support for BP Thunder Horse Operations and Project Managements teams. Worked with engineering and manufacturing data to determine the processes and develop / maintain proposal data used in cost estimation process. Participated in sourcing and cost determination activities for purchased components. Generated requisitions for purchase orders. Implemented and monitored costs at each stage until close-out. Advised project team members of cost control issues.

  • Coordinated internal / external partner Approval for Expenditures (AFEs) for Capital and Expense projects.
  • Produced monthly cost tracking, Value of Work Done (VoWD) and Forecasted Cost at Completion (FCC).
  • Developed and implemented project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in coordination with Project Manager and Project Engineer.
  • Prepared and updated the Group Financial Outlook (GFO) with Project Engineer and Project Manager monthly.
  • Coordinated and developed project annual spend projections, cost reconciliations and variances analyses.
  • Recommended process changes to improve productivity, standardization and overall customer satisfaction.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
9

Cost Engineer

Analyzed financial data in order to produce and present cost and revenue projections totaling $120 million to senior executives

  • Prepared validation summaries for all out-of-spec scenarios concerning general expenses, equipment, labor, and major construction materials budget
  • Processed payment applications for all subcontractor applications, purchase orders and construction materials for the project to include invoice validation, quantity tracking, payment dispersals, and associated ledgers/data management
  • Maintained project cost analysis, financial reporting, and detail job cost ledgers
  • Estimated, priced, and submitted owner contract change orders, vendor backcharges, and rework
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Business Administration
BA
History
MA
Information Systems
10

Cost Engineer

Used EVMS to analyze and forecast information related to scope, schedules, and budget for various construction and engineering projects.

  • Evaluated the impact of project problems and updated cost components and productivity factors.
  • Interfaced with [company name] clients and team members to explain estimates and techniques used to derive those estimates.
  • Coordinated information between departments, including engineering, purchasing, and construction for numerous projects on the Alaskan North Slope.
  • Computed cost factors and trends for use in planning, organizing and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
AA
Mathematics

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