Title: Cost Engineer
Location: Paramus, NJ
Duration: 6 month contract to hire
Hourly: $33 – $43/hr
Work Schedule: 5 days per week in office


  • Develop detailed budgets for projects upon award, using the final as-sold estimate, utilizing the standard cost code structure
  • Review job costs to ensure correct cost codes are assigned to labor, materials, subcontractors, outside services, equipment, etc.
  • Perform necessary budget maintenance, including budget transfers and change order budgets
  • Perform labor productivity analysis utilizing earned value measurement tools
  • Accurately track, analyze, and forecast project costs using various tools
  • Generate, present, and review cost reports with operations management
  • Create, update, and analyze cash flow forecasts
  • Assist accounts receivable with project invoicing
  • Develop, update, and maintain schedule details and progress with input from site team
  • Meet with project operations personnel to review and forecast labor activities
  • Prepare and submit monthly progress reports and exhibits to the project management team and client for assigned projects
  • Preferred- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management, Engineering or another related field
  • 1-5+ years of Project Controls experience in construction / engineering environment
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other database applications
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Should possess analytical skills and have knowledge of cost accounting and finance
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must have good communication skills to interact with external and internal customers
  • Experience with Cost Management Systems; Contracts, Purchase Orders, Invoices, and Change Orders
  • Experience with Construction Management; Progress Curves, Staffing Plans, Support to Site Teams
  • Experience working with a Project Team
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat


Job Number: 17893
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