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Sr. Cost Engineer

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Construction & Surveying
  • $140K - $160K
  • San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's in relevant field, 8+ years' experience on large projects, expertise in construction sectors, strong software skills, and excellent time management/ communication. Must be proactive, disciplined, and a team player.
  • You will track project costs, manage budgets, analyze change impacts, review cost reports, forecast cashflow, handle invoicing, communicate with stakeholders, and develop project controls tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, quantity surveying, or other relevant degree
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in a cost engineer or project controls role on large complex construction projects
  • Background in oil and gas, energy projects, industrial process, or pharmaceutical projects is required
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient using Primavera P6 software
  • Good time management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well-organized, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexibl


  • Supporting the development and maintenance of budgets and tracking project costs throughout the life of projects
  • Supporting change management, estimating impacts of changes and contingency drawdown
  • Reviewing monthly cost reporting and budget reconciliation
  • Developing risk register and tracking impacts
  • Handling cashflow forecasting and monitoring
  • Reviewing contractor/consultant invoices
  • Developing WBS and cost breakdowns
  • Supporting client account management
  • Communicating details effectively to internal and external stakeholders including presentations
  • Establishing new and maintaining existing project controls tools


What are the core services that the Sr. Cost Engineer will support?

The Sr. Cost Engineer will support project leaders by providing expertise in estimation, procurement, cost planning, and more.

What are the key responsibilities of the Sr. Cost Engineer in this role?

The key responsibilities include providing construction expertise to support project leaders, achieving successful outcomes for clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, leading and developing a successful team, and reinforcing the company's reputation as a preferred service provider.

What qualifications are required for the Sr. Cost Engineer position?

Qualified candidates should possess a strong desire to lead, mentor, and develop a successful team. They should also have expertise in estimation, procurement, cost planning, and other core construction services.

What location is the Sr. Cost Engineer position located in?

The Sr. Cost Engineer position is located in San Francisco for our client.

What is the main goal of the Sr. Cost Engineer in this role?

The main goal is to achieve successful outcomes for clients, provide high-quality service, capture and share knowledge across projects, innovate, and reinforce the company's reputation as a preferred service provider.

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Mission & Purpose

Currie & Brown is a world-leading provider of project management, cost management, and advisory services, covering the full range of public and private sectors. Our purpose is to add value that makes building a better future possible. We help clients navigate volatility and unpredictability, providing the certainty that enables better, more sustainable built environments for all.