OCST30 - Sr. Specialist I, Cost Control - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


OCST30 - Sr. Specialist I, Cost Control


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

Join us and you will be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Senior Specialist I, Cost Control

Forecasts, controls, and reports project costs needed within an organization. Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports. Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labor productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis. Under general supervision, solves complex problems requiring detailed knowledge of field and industry best practices in project controls. Uses experience and problem solving skills to develop and improve processes. Will provide oversight and guidance to less experienced team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis of project cost spending trends vs budget vs forecast.
  • Develop, implement and maintain project cost control tools used to track cost, commitments, revenues, forecast, budgets, change management, progress measurement, etc.
  • Prepare project cash flow forecasts in coordination with the accounting counterparts.
  • Able to manage and validate project cost components based on contract terms that vary between projects.
  • Implement effective change management processes, procedures and systems in collaboration with project teams.
  • Knowledge of earned value (EV) management principles and methods. Implement and maintain an EV process on projects.
  • Facilitate project cost and performance reviews with project teams and clients.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related Business, Accounting or Finance degree preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years of project cost controls experience required.
  • Must be experienced in utilizing cost systems to manage cost performance on a portfolio of several projects concurrently.
  • Strong business and analytical acumen.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills to achieve results in an interdisciplinary work environment.
  • Proficiency in SAP PS cost system preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft office products.
  • Knowledge of SAP WBS structures preferred.
  • Self starter who can take a leadership role in ensuring that an effective cost controls process is implemented and maintained across a portfolio of projects.
  • Knowledge of cost controls related with home office engineering work.
  • Knowledge of cost controls related with field maintenance and construction work performed in process plants.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .