The Cost Control Engineer tracks and monitors capital and expense budget/spending using project schedules, purchase orders, vendor invoices, and other data stored in the CMMS and Accounting System. Work efforts involve the creation of schedules, as well as, development of cost tracking spreadsheets to ensure spending is within authorized budgets. Interacts with refinery engineers and others to ensure schedules reflect the scope of work, and change orders are properly tracked and accounted. At times will plan direct or coordinate engineering activities for capital and expense projects. This includes supervising company and contract personnel for engineering design and installation of capital, expense and maintenance projects.
Skills / Requirements:
Achieve zero 0 safety and incident rate, and conduct safety BASE observations and audits
Perform regular walk through field audits of projects to ensure percent complete reported on WNR schedules match the physical fieldwork completed
Keep project cost up-to-date and maintain on-stream cost data current in the Cost Control Data Base
Generate and issue monthly cost tracking report
Review design specifications and contractor's drawings for compliance with applicable codes, regulations, Western guidelines and engineering specifications
Develop construction schedules in Primavera utilizing Scopes of Work, IFC drawings, and other project documentation
Interface with engineers, inspectors, operators, and maintenance supervisors to ensure all work is completed per Western Refining standards
Develop and execute small capital and expense projects
Knowledge and Skills:
A minimum of 3 years experience in Refinery/Petrochemical industry is preferred with a bachelor of science in construction management or engineering
Knowledge of design techniques, tool and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
Familiar with writing specifications, developing bid drawings and documentation
Must be computer proficient with applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Access
Working knowledge of Primavera Scheduling System is a plus
Good working knowledge of ASME, API, ASTM, NACE, and other applicable codes or standards pertaining to petroleum refinery equipment
Ability to express thoughts and communicate in a clear concise manner in both oral and written form
Ability to prioritize and plan multiple work activities with varying deadlines and complexities
Ability to respond to changing business needs and priorities
Work effectively in a cross-functional, multi-discipline groups
Think and work independently, yet share ideas and work toward team goals
Demonstrate strong customer service skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving
Must work constructively with others to achieve positive results
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit and use the hands to finger, handle feel and touch. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk distances of up to 1/4 mile, and reach overhead while climbing ladders up to 20 feet high. The employee occasionally climbs stairs up to 75 feet, and works at heights of 150 feet above the ground. Employee must have excellent balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend, kneel, squat, crawl, and forcefully grasp. The employee is occasionally required to work in confined spaces and vessels, lift up to 55 pounds from the knuckle to waist height, and push/pull and twist a maximum of 75 pounds of force.
This is a safety sensitive position: Candidate will have to pass a physical fitness test, drug screening and background check. In addition, candidate will be subject to random drug testing. Candidates must have a valid drivers license with a clean driving record, as the position requires driving within the refinery complex.
Western Refining - 3 years ago