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Cost Control Specialist

  • LocationHouston, TX 77056 - United States
  • Work TypeAny Employment
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 55273ENBJP00015373
  • Category: Engineering

On behalf of one of North America’s largest natural gas distributors, we are looking for a Cost Control Specialist in Houston, TX.

Duties/Technical Expertise:

  • Assigned to projects of more than $50MM/year with a multi-year duration with an extreme level of complexity.
  • Expert understanding of best management practices for project control, forecasting, and reporting
  • Proficient in the use of SAP Ability to design and implement processes for project cost control, identify gaps, and correct where necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work with a minimal level of supervision Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • May lead functional teams or projects Is recognized as an expert in their area within the organization
  • Progression to this level represents a candidate who would be suitable for transitioning to a full Project Management role.
  • Teaches project controls theory across functional areas in Major Projects.
  • Ability to give clear direction and support to Project Execution personnel.
  • Leads project teams.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills/facilitation.
  • Seen as a Project Controls expert across the Major Projects department.
  • Can troubleshoot specific controls issues and make applicable changes.
  • Capable of making sound judgments, which are reviewed, but which are usually accepted as accurate and feasible.
  • Considers project impact and effects of decision/solutions.
  • Work is assigned in terms of objectives, relative priorities, and critical areas that impinge on the work of other units.
  • Work is carried out within broad guidelines, but informed guidance is available.
  • Assigns and outlines work; advises of problems; reviews work for technical accuracy and adequacy.

Education / Experience:

  • Post-secondary education, Bachelors' degree in financial discipline, engineering, or technical field.
  • 10+ years working experience, including 2+ years of relevant project experience.
  • Must be a proven high performer, based on prior performance reviews.


  • Completion of a Certified Cost Engineer (AACE's CCC/ CCE) or Project Management Professional credential (PMP) is preferred.