Cost Engineer Amersfoort Utrecht

Cost Engineer
Soort dienstverband: Detachering
Sector: (Renewable) Energy
Vacaturenummer: O220319
Lennaert van Zon
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Main duties & responsibilities

  • Compile project budgets, support Corporate and Joint Venture budgeting requirements and prepare project financial approvals (AFE’s) as and when required.
  • Track, monitor and accurately report project commitments, value of work done (VOWD), Accruals, Earned Value (EV) and forecasts on project cost and schedule, plus Key Performance Indicators on cost and schedule.
  • Provide accurate monthly reporting and input into overall project and wider business reporting cycles.
  • Support project change control, reviewing scope changes, assessing impacts of project costs and managing contingency and allowance provisions.
  • Primary role in Contracting and Claim Management – supporting Project Managers.
  • Primary role in Change/Deviation budget management – supporting Project Managers.
  • Translate Cost Estimates into the Project Budget breakdown and Cost Management files.
  • Ensure all project requisitions and invoiced costs are valid and coded correctly.
  • Provide monthly project accruals.
  • Analyze cost trends to offer early warnings to Project Management.
  • Support the project risk review / probabilistic analysis as necessary.
  • Interface with and build strong working relationships between the various Company Business Groups and all counterparts in Contractor organizations.
  • Maintenance of audit trail on all project costs and participate in project audits as and when required.
  • Maintain cost management system and appropriate databases and breakdown structures (WBS / CBS).
  • Prepare for and contribute to project reviews.
  • Support in other project control tasks as required.
  • Support department monthly reporting and strategic goals.


Required competences/ qualifications / experience:
  • Educated to a degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (preferred)
  • Owner / Client experience preferred
  • 5-10 years’ experience in cost engineering role working in either renewables or oil and gas
  • Extensive working knowledge of project cost management – cost estimating principles, WBS and CBS structures, budgets, allocations, commitments, VOWD, Earned Value, forecasts and estimated final costs
  • Track record of continuous professional development
  • Ability to work pro-actively under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to learn, share knowledge and learning’s with others
  • Have a good appreciation of large Construction projects
  • Working knowledge of SAP, or similar ERP-systems
  • Extensive use of MS Office packages (specifically excel) is essential
  • Language: fluency in English is mandatory, Dutch a plus
Skills for the role shall entail the following:
  • Ability to influence and persuade.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Deliver to a challenging reporting calendar.
  • Good communication, networking, facilitation & presentation skills.
  • Team player with ability to build strong working relationships between the various Company Business Groups, Work Streams and 3rd party contractors.
  • Ability to interpret and challenge main contractor reports, vendor reports and engineering reports. Collate all cost data, update project cost systems and produce standard tabular / graphical reports. Identify potential cost impacts and propose proactive solutions.
  • Innovative: to be inquisitive and challenge conventional thinking, suggesting improvements and sharing new ideas within the context and boundaries of agreed processes, policies and procedures.
  • Collaborative: to work & communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. Respecting knowledge, experience & building effective relationships.
  • Strategic: creating & articulating vision. Effectively dealing with complex tasks & situations, understanding and confident decision-making and impact.


Are you interested to know more about this challenging position? And are you a Cost Engineer with experience in the downstream sector? Please click the apply button and send us your CV. For any further information you can contact us via or call Lennaert van Zon, +31 70 324 28 00.

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