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Cost Engineer/ Project Controls Analyst, Waltham, MA

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Framingham
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Cost Engineer/ Project Controls Analyst, Waltham, MA12 months contract via Kelly EngineeringPrimary Focus:A leader in energy industry in crude and natural gas transportation and gathering, has an immediate need for a Cost Engineer. --This position will be responsible for providing "Total Cost Control" guidance, governance and support functions on assigned projects for Authorization for Expenditure components (engineering, procurement, construction, project management, support groups, contingency, escalation, etc.).-- This position will report directly to Supervisor, Project Controls, Core Gas Projects. --The primary responsibility for this position will be to support the Cost Control.-- The position may also have a supporting role in Schedule Control and other Project Controls Specialist functions.-- Project assignments can range from less than one year / $1MM to multi-year $500+MM.-- The position is located in Houston in a mainly office environment with occasional travel to other offices or project sites in United States and Canada.Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university, preferably in Business Administration, Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Completion of a Certified Cost Engineer (AACE's CCC/ CCE) or Project Management Professional credential (PMP) is preferred.
  • Proficient in SAP, EcoSys, Excel, PowerPoint and Word with proven technical writing abilities.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in performing cost and schedule management and other project controls functions over engineering, procurement, construction components on large capital projects, preferably in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Industrial and/or Power industries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to respond to and anticipate information needs and present that information in a clear concise manner.
  • Experience in developing, enhancing and implementing cost and schedule standards.
  • Experience in using and enhancing cost controls tools and associated systems.
  • Effective analytical skills with the ability to understand detailed workflows for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a heavy workload, bringing forward well-developed recommendations to the Project Management Team.
  • Ability to work with low supervision and work effectively with others to achieve group results.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must be able to work with a team dispersed over multiple locations.DescriptionThe Cost Control function is responsible for cost controls, invoices, forecasting, and analyzing productivity factors and cost/schedule performance indices.-- Additional responsibilities are related to work extra authorizations and risk identification for the project. --Also responsible for generating all monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly reports with intended audiences ranging from local project team members to senior level company executives and the Board of Directors.Duties / Technical Expertise - Cost Control
    • Provide support to the Project Manager, project team and project cost controls staff on how cost should be planned, tracked, measured, forecasted and reported during project execution and/or development. Monthly review of cost/cash flow forecasts with the Project Manager and extended project team to generate regular reporting requirements.
    • Provide timely, accurate and relevant guidance, governance and support to projects on approved cost controls standards to manage Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) components including External Engineering services, Procurement of Material/Equipment, Construction services, internal cost, Allowance for Funds Used During Construction, Contingency, Escalation, etc.
    • Maintain cost and schedule planning, tracking and reporting tools.-- Provide timely support to the Project Controls Supervisor for monthly review meetings with Senior Management.
    • Possess a solid understanding and application of Earned Value Management (EVM) principles and methodology in order to identify, analyze and report cost risks in a timely fashion.
    • Manage continuous and collaborative communication with Project Managers and project cost controls teams to address project cost related needs.
    • Monitor project reporting and identify deviations from standard reports. Assist project cost controls teams with timely and accurate data gathering and delivery issues.
    • Participate and resolve any issues in execution of joint Cost, Schedule and Risk Health Checks to verify effective planning and implementation of cost processes.
    • Take interest and actively participate in project meetings with vendors to understand and become familiar with changes in project status in order to provide assistance in the areas of cost.Additional Support Project Controls RoleSuccessful candidate is expected to have skills to support other project controls functions as needed including project set up, establishing project baselines, lifecycle gating reviews, schedule/risk analysis, and integration of all project control functions to support effective identification of project risks, issues and coordination with Project Teams for development of effective mitigation measures.Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. --Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.Why Kelly--?Kelly Services is committed to employee inclusion through our dedication to foster an innovative workforce by recognizing, celebrating, and embracing the diversity that all Kelly employees bring to our organization and our customers.As a worker today, it's up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what's next is what we're all about. We know what's going on in the evolving world of work-just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.--About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.#KellyGTSWhy Kelly--?Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we're here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.About Kelly--At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.]]

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