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Cost Engineer, Cape Canaveral, FL (218589)


  • Requisition ID:  218589
  • Position Title: Cost Engineer, Cape Canaveral, FL (218589)
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check



Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. Bechtel currently has opportunities in Cape Canaveral, FL.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing and implementing requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions for specific applications.
  • Prepares specific budgets in accordance with prescribed standards and procedures.
  • Directly interfaces with management as necessary for cost control monitoring, analysis, and reporting.
  • Performs cost data analysis and development.
  • Coordinates trends and analyzes quantity and cost information and predict changes.
  • Performs performance monitoring and coordinates trends, when required.
  • Develops baseline change proposals, including identification of scope changes and associated cost and schedule impacts with supporting documentation, as required.
  • Assists with the development, review, and issuance of the monthly project reports.
  • Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions. 
  • Identifies scope of schedule activities and assists in the preparation of schedule, when requested.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, project management or related discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, 9 years of project controls experience on EPC job or equivalent job.  


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to complete pre-employment background screen and drug screen.
  • Demonstrates an intermediate level understanding of Project Controls general technical skills.
  • Experience with DOE or major EPC project principles and procedures.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • Experience in preparing monthly cost performance reports.
  • Must have intermediate Microsoft Office skills and show experience with proficiency in using PC operating systems and several basic software applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in using multiple Project Controls software specific applications (Cobra, EcoSys, Primavera-P6, etc.) currently in use by Bechtel.
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) processes and requirements.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of Cobra, and EcoSys cost processor software.
  • Proficiency in using Primavera-P6 software.
  • Previous Earned Value Management System experience on EPC job.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.



Shaping tomorrow together!

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.