Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Project Management, Budget / Cost Control, Cost Engineer
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Our client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking a Cost Engineer for a 1-year contract in Calgary, AB.


The position estimates costs for future projects and tracks costs of existing projects. This position also tracks schedule of existing projects.

-This position is recognized as an expert on cost in relation to the order of operations for pipeline and station construction.
-This position receives limited direction from the supervisor, work is not reviewed on a regular basis, and the position consults with the supervisor primarily for Company or departmental vision clarifications.
-This position leads other contract personnel in basic, intermediate, and advanced functions in the job family.
-Work with the Project Manager, Project Engineer, and Construction Coordinator to develop a projected schedule for proposed project and use it to estimate the cost.
-Serve as route code owners and service receipt confirmers in the Company's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
-Responsible for the preparation of all field-initiated Service Release Orders (SROs). Works with the Contract Management Group to ensure that prime contracts include the proper WBS account coding for work performed.
-Process invoices, track ongoing costs, and maintain a cash flow forecast for current projects. Anticipate variances and report them to the Superintendents, Project Managers and Cost Coordinators.
-Report accruals on monthly and quarterly basis
- Report cash flow on monthly and quarterly basis
-Interpret complex schedules to derive cost implications
-Interfaces with Project Management, Project Controls and field personnel
-Interpret daily construction reports, NDE reports, survey reports, and other technical construction information for cost implications
-Work with the Office Clerk, Contract Analyst, or Contract Conformance Specialist to ensure correct close-out of contract invoices. Processes partial and final retainage releases for construction contracts.
-Provide guidance to the field Cost Analysts, Office Clerks, and others as required on cost-related matters.

Basic Qualifications:

-The position requires a Bachelor's degree in a financial or technical field, plus demonstrated experience in the natural gas industry, or eight (8) years of estimating and/or cost tracking experience, and familiarity with gas pipeline construction.
-The position requires demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel to analyze large data sets.
-The position also requires demonstrated knowledge of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and account coding.

Desired Qualifications:

-Previous experience working in natural gas field construction in one or more of the following roles: Office Clerk, Material Clerk, Survey Inspector, Materials Inspector/Clerk/Coordinator
-Diversified experience consolidating field cost data and mapping to various enterprise cost management programs
-Previous exposure to SAP or ORACLE systems

Fundamental Knowledge Of:

-Microsoft Project
-Project scheduling (P6)
-Project accounting (accruals, forecasting)
-Earned value metrics and reporting
-Construction contracting strategies

Advanced Knowledge Of:

-Microsoft Excel
-One or more ERP Systems Notes: A Cost Engineer in a field office may also be expected to perform the duties of a Sr. Office Clerk.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.