Company: Shell
Skills: Project Controls
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Project Cost Engineer

Job Purpose

The Project Cost Engineer scope involves supporting the delivery of consistent and appropriate cost management structures / tools / processes for Portfolio of projects throughout all the phases. The Project Cost Engineer shall work closely with project teams, Engineering Partner and Vendors/Contractors to deliver the following:

  • Support Project Leads in controlling the program / portfolio and/ or specific projects within the program
  • Support Lead Cost Engineer in establishing and maintaining the project baseline cost.
  • Update and maintain Project/Portfolio dashboards including automation of reports and integrating with existing tools
  • Support the project team in making timely decisions and improve predictability by providing data analysis, highlight early warnings and key opportunities
  • Implement project cost breakdown structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.
  • Prepare Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and documented Cost Time and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates
  • Generate accurate monthly cost reports (OC-1), highlighting variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, EAC and providing commentary on reasons for deviation
  • Support Budget allocation, Monthly and Quarterly LE process
  • Contribute to the change management process, analyze trends and highlight potential impacts of changes on cost.
  • Update Contingency release / drawdown based on key risks & opportunities, project changes and trends
  • Update and maintain Manpower Resource Plan for the Transformation program
  • Contractor Invoice verification / Vendor engagement / RtP Support-Cost aspects (WBS Creation / Network Creation)
  • Project Creation / Closeout deliverables (PO / network closeout including GSAP & Vendor follow up)
  • Time writing (GSAP & SERP) / Manhour monitoring / Cost recoveries
  • Work in close alignment with the relevant Project Leads, Finance and C&P to clarify any inconsistencies
  • Support project teams with presentations, dashboards

Skills & Requirements
  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience.
  • 2-8 years of refinery or petrochemical industry experience in cost engineering / cost controls preferably on capital projects
  • Practical understanding of all phases of the project delivery process.
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of Project Controls systems, tools, and practices specifically in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and proven track record of being self-motivated.
  • Able to work across multiple projects largely unsupervised and deliver results within challenging deadlines and under pressure.
  • Experience in working in multi-discipline and multi-national teams, with well proven interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication, report-writing, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focus and ability to work in a virtual environment/remote support to customers
  • Skill in SAP/ GSAP, Excel, Access
  • Preferred experience in following tools: Ecosys, PowerBI, @Risk