Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Process Control, Budget / Cost Control, Cost Engineer
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States

Location - Bakersfield, CA
Contract - 6-9 Months 
Pay - Based on Experience
Per Diem - $113.42/day
Hours - 50/week (5x10)
Benifits - Yes

Cost Control Specialist

My client is a global leader in the development of Hydrocarbon, Transportation, Environmental, Power, and Industrial projects around the world. Since 1979, my client has provided EPC Solutions, most of which on a lump-sum basis, ranging from multimillion-dollar to multibillion-dollar grassroots and brownfield complexes. With over 7,000 engineers and designers worldwide.

Contract: 6-9 Months
Locatoin: Bakersfield, CA
Hours: Full Time
Per-Diem: $120/day
Pay: Based on Experience 

Job Summary
The Cost Control Specialist position prepares budgets, monthly cost reports and all other Cost Control documents on small to medium size projects as well as assists with proposal preparation in accordance with Company standards and procedures. This position requires minimal supervision and will be expected to prepare all Cost Control related documents in-line with project requirements.  

While working independently with minimal supervision perform the following duties:
  • Establish and maintain the project cost report including baseline budget development and maintenance of current budget, expenditures, commitments, and forecast at completion.
  • Perform cost analysis in support of the project including direct to subcontract cost comparisons, extended overhead costs associated with project schedule slips, and productivity impacts to labor costs.
  • Establish and maintain the project cash flow.
  • Develop and maintain the project staffing plans.
  • Establish a project cost trending program.
  • Ensure all equipment and material requisitions & purchase orders receive appropriate cost codes.
  • Ensure all subcontracts receive appropriate cost codes.
  • Review and audit subcontractor invoices as required.
  • Prepare the monthly cost report package.
  • Interface with other departments to provide cost / budget data and review actual expenditures and forecasts as required.
  • Facilitate the project change order process.
  • Using the proper forms lead the effort in the preparation, submittal, and approval of project change orders. Prepare small change order estimates and assist with larger estimates.
  • Maintain the project change order log.
  • Organize and facilitate change order review meetings.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the earned value progress system as required.
  • Attend weekly and monthly project meetings as required.
  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced colleagues as required.
  • Comply with all Company and HSE procedures and policies.                                       
  • Follow Corporate Principles                                                                                    
    • Professionalism - Professional in everything we do                                                   
    • Integrity - Integrity above all                                                                                                               
    • Teamwork - One Team. One Spirit. One Goal.                                                                             
    • Innovation - Innovate to inspire                                                                              
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned

Required Skills                                 
  • Good computer skills.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interact well with peers and colleagues.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of project execution including construction
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written. This includes leading project meetings, presenting data to project teams and company management as well as interacting with clients.
Education and Experience
  • Prefer college degree in Engineering, Construction Science, or Business Administration. However, comparable work experience is acceptable.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in cost control. Preferably in the Oil, Gas & Chemicals industry.

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.