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Senior Cost Engineer, New Nuclear Power Projects 1

Requisition ID:  254339

Requisition Posting End Date: 

Position Summary:

The Cost Engineer, New Nuclear Power Projects will support cost estimating, analysis, control and reporting activities including:

  • Budget and forecast development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery planning.
  • Cost control, analysis and financial reporting including cost performance metrics.
  • Support studies, change control, forecasts and problem-solving exercises as required.
  • Progress reporting and analysis.



Position Cost Control Responsibilities:

  • Prepares financial reporting information.
  • Provides comments and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control.
  • Prepares detailed staffing plans for engineering services activities.
  • Reviews proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates.
  • Obtains vendor information to update the cost data file.
  • Applies material unit rates to quantities. Maintains cost data files.
  • Interfaces with designated management and client counterparts for specific cost presentations.
  • Prepares timely cost estimates. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data.
  • Coordinates and establishes scoping requirements for the overall cost estimate by discipline or other specialties, and coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  • Coordinates pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the cost estimate.
  • Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identification of areas of risk. 
  • Plans and organizes project cost budgets.
  • Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.
  • Performs cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.
  • Investigates requirements for cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Identifies needs for cost analysis support for the project and recommends development or modification of cost engineering data standards. Performs cost analysis activities within the project.
  • Coordinates information input into specific studies. Integrates activities and total work scope products.
  • Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.
  • Applies unit job hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other specialty, including estimating parameters, factors indices, productivity, and craft distribution reference data, etc., based on analysis of Bechtel and industry experience.
  • Performs data analysis, identifies problems, and makes recommendations.
  • Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must possess at least a Bachelors’ (BS/BA) Degree from an accredited university and three (3) or more years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and nine (9) or more years of professional experience.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check including verification of employment, education, and travel.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in performing and monitoring cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and perform cost engineering and cost estimating products. This includes preparation of financial reporting products independently with supervision using professional judgment and knowledge related to technical cost engineering skills and engineering design and construction practices.
  • Advanced proficiency in using software applications such as Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with cost processor applications (EcoSys, etc.).
  • Prior nuclear power plant development, permitting, engineering, procurement and or construction experience.









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