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Cost Engineer - TX

Company Description

Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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JOB LOCATION:  Houston, Texas


The Cost Engineer shall perform all aspects of cost control in an accurate, thorough and timely manner which includes assessing and reviewing client and subcontract change orders, assisting with the preparation of budgets and reports in accordance with established company policies and procedures. The individual must be a team player and have excellent negotiation and issue resolution skills.


  • Preparation of the monthly closing documents and reports to be submitted to the Operations Manager.

  • Support and preparation of the forecast, along with the Project Managers and Operations Manager, for the remainder of the project, with special focus on the next 4 month billing cycle, including revenue, cost, and cash-flow projections.

  • Gather information from project teams (quantities, accruals, etc.) for accurate reporting.

  • Preparation and analysis of the following reports to ensure they accurately reflect the current project status: Forecasting reports, weekly project report, monthly follow-up report, weekly follow-up report, labor reports.

  • Preparation of all supporting documents for the monthly closing (accrual sheets, etc.).

  • Review and supervision of subcontractors and service agreements, purchase orders and change orders, contract modifications, and estimation of billing payments and cost impact to the project.

  • Preparation of change orders when required.

  • Schedule impacts along with financial impacts when required.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management with a financial background or education.

  • 5 years experience in cost control in highway, bridge, rail, and tunnel construction.

  • Heavy-Bid (HCSS) and Cost Control Software.

  • Knowledge of scheduling software.




Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.


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