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Project Cost Engineer

Company: Motiva
Location: Port Arthur
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

At Motiva Enterprises LLC, our key asset is our people. We have over 2,500 dedicated employees who allow us to fulfill our mission - to be the safest and most profitable downstream company in the world. We own and operate North America's largest refinery, based in Port Arthur, Texas, along with a petrochemical facility and supporting logistics. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we are an integral part of the downstream group within Aramco. Position Overview: The Project Cost Engineer aids the Project Engineer in managing, reporting, and controlling the overall project cost effort. The Project Cost Engineer is also responsible for recording business activities and preparing periodic financial reports that inform Senior Management about project progress. Responsibilities:

  • Support the delivery of consistent and appropriate cost management structures for portfolio of small, medium, and large projects.
  • Create and maintain project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) in SAP.
  • Support the development of project Cost Breakdown Structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.
  • Ensure that purchase orders and work orders are setup in accordance with established WBS structures and project estimate.
  • Perform monthly SOX control review of project open commitments and actual costs to identify any misallocation of costs, unauthorized or incorrect capitalization of labor or overheads, and expenditures to ensure posting to the appropriate WBS elements.
  • Complete / Calculate / Verify monthly updates of Value of Work Done in SAP to post accruals.
  • Work closely with the project team to develop project expenditure flow forecast and update monthly.
  • Maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from the project teams.
  • Complete monthly forecast updates to maintain accurate reporting of Latest Estimate/Estimate at Completion.
  • Ensure project team follows Change Management Procedures and guidelines.
  • Develop and implement project contingency drawdown plans.
  • Monitor commitments and actuals on a regular basis to ensure expenditures are in accordance with plans.
  • Utilize project schedules and earned value reporting to understand impact on project cost.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of monthly project cost reports. Lead monthly project review meetings and assist Project Cost Controls Lead in reviewing monthly reports.
  • Ensure project closeout is completed in a timely manner following mechanical completion.
  • Assist with the roll-out of emerging company standard tools and processes and apply them on projects.
  • Support / complete project completion evaluations.
  • Work closely with project scheduling to verify field progress.
  • Participate in constructability reviews and contracting strategy development, as well as other project front end development activities. Experience and Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 5+ years of experience supporting Capital Projects in the refining, manufacturing, or petrochemical industry
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Understanding of how to manage and share critical knowledge and information to stakeholders
    • Proficient using Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Business
      • 10+ years of experience working in Project Controls, supporting Capital Projects
      • Strong working knowledge of SAPPhysical Requirements:
        • Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing of stairs and ladders
        • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, heeled boots, and hearing protection)

Keywords: Motiva, Port Arthur , Project Cost Engineer, Engineering , Port Arthur, Texas

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