Project Cost Engineer
Motiva Enterprises LLC

Port Arthur, Texas

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Position Overview:

The Project Cost Engineer provides support to the Project Cost Team Lead, as well as site project managers, to manage, implement, and control the overall project costs from conception to project completion for a large portfolio of projects.


  • Support the delivery of consistent but 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 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 project team to develop project cost 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
  • Develop and implement project control 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 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
  • Participation in constructability reviews and contracting strategy development, as well as other project front end development activities

Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of capital project cost control support from an owner's perspective in the petrochemical, refining, or manufacturing industry
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office suite of software including the use of pivot tables, VLOOKUP formulas, charts and linking capabilities
  • Good analytical, verbal, and written communication skills

Other Requirements:
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the requirement of a work visa
  • Must currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card
  • Must support and comply with the company's drug free work environment, which will include random drug screenings
  • Must support and comply with the company's harassment free workplace environment policy
  • Must support and comply with the company's safety policies and initiatives
  • Must support and comply with the company's diversity and inclusion work environment policies
As part of the pre-employment process, candidates are required to submit to and receive satisfactory results from all pre-employment background, drug, medical, and reference checks.

New hires must have received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before starting employment. The "final dose" is the final dose, as recommended by the manufacturer, of a vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA for use in the United States, including vaccines that have been approved pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization. You have been "fully vaccinated" when it has been at least two weeks since you received the final dose. An attestation certifying that you have received your final dose or are fully vaccinated will be provided and required as part of the pre-employment process after receipt of a conditional offer of employment, and will be a condition of employment. Motiva is an equal opportunity employer and will make any required accommodations under applicable law for individuals with disabilities or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. Contact your recruiter if you would like to request an accommodation.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Motiva jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Motiva affiliates and service providers..

Motiva and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Motiva. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorized Motiva representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Motiva participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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