Randstad Cost Engineer in La Jolla, California

Cost Engineer

job details:

  • location:La Jolla, CA

  • salary:$35 - $45 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • experience:3.0 years

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:137555

job description

Engineering & Construction client is looking for a Project Cost Specialist with 3-8 years of project cost analysis experience. The ideal candidate has experience supporting electric or gas utility transmission line engineering & construction projects, but any engineering & construction project background will be acceptable. This is a long term contract opportunity that could turn into a permanent job located in La Jolla, CA. Our client is only looking for local candidates at this time.

Responsibilities for the Cost Engineer

  • Main responsibility will be to develop, implement, and maintain a cost management reporting data warehouse to produce valuable program controls reports and data

  • Develop, implement, and maintain external and internal cost reports, cash flows and forecasts for multiple utility projects valued at 2-50+ million dollars each

  • You will create & customize forecast templates for each project in order to track actuals and cash flow

  • Interface mainly with internal project resources and departments in order to provide an accurate cash flow and report on variances

  • Report on variances for each project vs the actuals

  • Ensure budget tracking against Purchase Orders or Subcontracts

  • Review project invoices and coordinate payment with internal accounting department

Requirements for the Cost Engineer

  • You need specific exeprience as a Project Cost Specialist or Project Financial Specialist with 3-8 years of project cost analysis experience supporting engineering and construction projects

  • You need some sort fo project financial experience realted to cost management, cost forecasting, monthly accruals, invoice reviews, capital project close outs, etc

  • You need experience creating & customizing forecast templates for projects in order to track actuals and cash flow

  • BS degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related field is a preferred

  • Any experience with Earned Value Analysis, Cost Forecasting and Cost Analysis in support of EPC projects would be ideal

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Oracle applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • PTO Program

  • 401K

  • Health Insurance available, and more...