Prince Contracting

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Cost Engineer - Tampa, Florida

at Prince Contracting

Posted: 12/6/2017
Job Reference #: 1490

Job Description


Job Summary:


The Cost Engineer is responsible for controlling and monitoring project total expenditures, including verifying and checking invoices and claims from suppliers, vendors and subcontractors to ensure that all project expenditures are captured and properly recorded. He/she also assists the Project Manager, Project Engineers and Project Superintendent with overall construction management.




Job Description:


  • Responsible for cost control of assigned project

  • Reviews with Superintendents the work executed and invoices submitted by subcontractors in order to verify what is to be submitted for payment application

  • Reviews the T&M work executed by subcontractors with the Superintendents, to verify what is to be submitted for payment application

  • Prepares the Subcontractor’s Change Orders

  • Tracks quantities executed and quantities to be executed in all project activities

  • Helps prepare information for monthly job forecasting

  • Help maintain the cost monitoring system (eCMS).

  • Open cost codes and monitor that the costs are tracked properly.

  • Review quotations utilizing supplier information, cost standards, technical information from quality, manufacturing, engineering, and design.

  • Ensure that project charges are correctly represented for accounting’s closing process.

  • Evaluates that project charges are correctly represented for accounting department monthly closing process

  • Executes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned



Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred.

  • At least three (3) years of experience within a construction firm, Construction experience in heavy civil projects and some field experience preferred.

  • Strong command of Microsoft office suite; knowledge in eCMS or similar system and knowledge in HCSS and AutoCAD preferred.

  • Organizational ability - able to plan, prioritize, schedule, organize, and prioritize activities.

  • Willingness to learn - ability to receive instruction and apply knowledge to complete tasks with minimal supervision, seeks feedback and opportunities to improve

  • Problem solving - identifies critical issues, seeks relevant information, generates alternatives, logically weighs options

  • Clear communication and teamwork - excellent oral presentation and written skills; listens, relays information and ideas clearly; and works effectively and cooperatively with others

  • Dependable with an emphasis on producing quality work - works diligently against deadlines, sets goals and achieves them, persists through obstacles, ensures work is timely and accurate

  • Flexibility to travel and relocate as needed






The above statements are intended to descript the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



DFWP/"EOE/AAP: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets"




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