Project Controls Cost Engineer

Website KAP Project Services

JOB ID: 2023- Cost
LOCATION: Alvin, Texas
INDUSTRY: Chemical

The Project Controls has responsibility for developing and maintaining capital cost database for expenditures, Total Installed Cost (TIC) and cash flow forecasts, monitoring, and
analyzing capital project for cost and schedules performance, and also create a reporting tool to capture all key project controls KPIs to achieve best-in-class results in capital project predictability. The Project Controls Engineer
will report to the Projects Portfolio Controller and will also interact with Capital and Turnaround Projects team members Procurement and Finance personnel on day-to-day work assignments involving project management,
particularly scheduling, and cost control. The role requires the ability to use advanced and up to date integrated project controls software systems for capital projects and Turnaround maintenance projects.

• Participate in the review and approval of Front End Loading funding requests and TIC estimates
• Distribute approved project’s budget to baseline Work Breakdown Structure according to the Project’s Execution and Contracting Plan
• Align project’s execution schedule with approved Long Range Capital Plan cash flow
• Prepare preliminary monthly TIC and cash flow cost forecast for Project Manager’s review and approval
• Ensure that individual project’s cost and schedule forecast are aligned in the Master Schedule
• Assist Project Manager in Change Notice reviews
• Assist Project Manager with Contingency management
• Attend Site Capital Projects meetings and assist with determination of Project Controls requirements
• Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project controls information to the project team
• Work directly with key stakeholders, project managers and project engineers at their respective locations or within their business area to answer questions and resolve issues pertaining to Project
• Prepare reports and presentations associated with the above requirements
• Work closely with the Capital Portfolio Controller, members of the Capital Projects team, and Financial Analysts within the business
• Work with the TAR teams for both large and small capitalized turnarounds doing daily cost reporting and cost projections.

Skills & Knowledge Required
Level of Education & Experience in general
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering or equivalent
• The individual must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the chemical, refining or other industrial manufacturing industries
• 3-5 years related work experience in project controls, scheduling or cost engineering
• 3-5 years Primavera P6 experience and scheduling in a construction environment is an asset
Previous Capital Project experience from working in a chemical plant, a refinery, oil and gas production, construction of major facilities, power generation or public infrastructure is a plus.

Technical skills:
• Advanced knowledge of cost accounting and engineering practices, Work Breakdown Structure creation and management, and work packaging strategy from engineering to construction
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including the ability to manipulate large amounts of data and perform complex functions within Access and Excel
• Proficiency in computer skills including, but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint and SAP
• Experience with engineering and construction based cost systems (productivity, performance measurement, progress tracking, etc.)
• Experience with project control tracking/forecasting/scheduling software systems
• Demonstrated conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills towards the generation of solutions and sound decisions
• Strong communication skills, confident interacting with stakeholders in verbal, written and electronic form










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