The Cost Engineer assists and supports the project team with budget management, tracking of productivity, project forecasting, subcontract management, and accounts receivable. The position works under direct supervision, gathers and distributes information and reports directly to the Project Manager and/or Project Executive. The Cost Engineer must be a team player and have strong organizational and accounting skills.
What You'll Do
Perform tasks required to develop and maintain budgets for a project. This includes reorganizing budgets resulting from a change in means and methods, as well as updating budgets for additional work activities.
Monitor costs and progress. This includes working closely with the Project Managers to audit and correct any discrepancies.
Assist in the preparation and negotiation of costs for additional work on the project including tracking Time & Material work.
Preparation of financial information/documents for the Owner and Trade Partner cost meetings.
Attend Cost meetings and review/manage change logs to drive processing and/or closure of aging/abandoned costs.
Prepare monthly project forecasts based on extensive knowledge of the ongoing construction as well as input from other members of the project team.
Provide supervision and/or on-the-job training to clerical and entry level professional personnel assigned to area of responsibility as needed.
Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.
Assist in maintaining effective relationships with internal and external clients
Demonstrate commitment to an Injury-Free Environment and Skanska Safety and Health Management Program
We're Looking For
Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products
Minimum 1 year experience working in Prolog
Broad understanding of industry
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent math skills
Ability to multi-task
Functions effectively as part of a team
Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
Ability to understand and follow directions
Good time management and organizational skills
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business or equivalent required
2-4 years of construction or professional experience
Work Environment/Job Conditions
This job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite and requires frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent walking, standing, bending, and reaching. Due to computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and must comply with all Company safety requirements in the office and on the jobsite.
Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.
We are proud to be named one of America's Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes.
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Employee Status: Regular
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