Southeast Region

Cost Engineer

Signing bonus up to $750.00

Position Summary

The Cost Engineer is responsible maintaining a true and accurate cost structure and coordinating reporting elements key to developing accurate cost reports. This is an interface between project management, cost management and accounting.


  • Review project features with Estimating department and ensure that work quantities are being entered correctly on a daily basis
  • Verify proper coding for phases, hours, and slips
  • Close out the completed project phases and verify progress entries
  • Conduct monthly cost review meeting with project team
  • Assign and initiate new cost codes for change orders, tracking items and back charges as required
  • Verify pencil sheets / pay requisitions
  • Take the lead in developing quarterly cost to complete reports
  • Review and process change orders for TMC and subcontractors / vendors
  • Review and process cost adjustments
  • Identify items that are exceeding the budget and communicate to Project Manager
  • Assist project management team with quarterly reports for contract status, contract profit, unit cost report, cost projections, revenue projects, change order status and change order costs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field and / or minimum of 5 years of heavy civil construction experience
  • Experience working with project management and a thorough knowledge of heavy construction logistics, resource planning, construction sequencing and material management preferred
  • Familiar with a variety of the field construction concepts practices, and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Viewpoint Accounting and Job Costing System is desirable 

Necessary Attributes:

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
  • Attention to detail, organization prioritization and the ability to handle multiple tasks is required
  • Team player and with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess strong technology skills
  • Self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Dedicated and hard working 

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”


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