Senior Cost Engineer

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Position Type
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Overview / Responsibilities

Senior Cost Engineer


Wood Process & Energy is recruiting for an experienced Senior Cost Engineer to join our team in Liverpool's office.


In this role you will be responsible for providing a complete Cost Engineering service to project and functions within the Process & Energy division.



  • Establishing project requirements, in conjunction with project control manager, with regards to scope of services, organisation and job specific procedures and cost reporting.
  • Develop, issue and maintain Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) for specific scopes
  • Liaise with other Project Controls disciplines and functions, assist and support in the development of project budgets in accordance with the Basis of Estimate including statements of work scope, assumptions, man-hour estimates, narratives and review & comment of client documents
  • Liaise with procurement, finance and time-capture functions, and third parties as required, to ensure accurate and timely capture of procurement, materials, subcontract and labour manhour costs. Ensure costs are allocated accurately in accordance with approved project WBS
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, to maintain awareness of project activities and their impact on the project budget, schedule and cost forecast.
  • Facilitate and manage the project work approval process in terms of accurate cost code allocation and initial budget set-up and approvals
  • Develop and maintain project cost budgets using appropriate software applications
  • Monitor and control cost commitments and expenditures through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Liaise with planning as required to ensure accuracy in project cost phasing and forecasting.
  • Prepare and provide project cost performance reports in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Prepare and issue updates to project cost forecasts
  • Monitor and report on cost impact of project manpower forecasts
  • Develop and issue project change orders / variations in accordance with engineering and construction change notifications
  • Facilitate and communicate cost and schedule impact of change notifications.
  • Monitor overall project cost performance and contingency drawdown.
  • Attend project meetings as required.
  • Coordinate the project cost close-out process

Skills / Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of cost software and related principles, tools and techniques.
  • A proven cost engineering experience within Petrochemical or similar industries.
  • Excellent understanding of WBS & CBS structures and project reporting capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A pro-active approach to solving problems and getting the job done
  • Ability to guide, mentor & supervise others
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
  • Demonstrates effective organization & planning skills
  • Willing to share information and develop junior staff

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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