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Electrical Engineer/Cost Manager

  • Job reference: FG-006911
  • Sector: Construction, Management Consultancy, Manufacturing, Programme Management
  • Location: Portland

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Electrical Engineer/Cost Manager
Our Portland team is growing! If you want to be a part of a successful global organization and have at least 4 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager, we would like to connect with you! The QS/Cost Manager provides quantity surveying services as required by each project including contract administration and negotiation, cost forecasting and estimates, procurement, quantity take-offs, monitors project progress, pricing and benchmarking research and maintains the project documents and files in an organized manner. Analyses status data and trends as required. This is a full time, internal position with Faithful+Gould offering robust benefits located with our team at a client site in Hillsboro, OR.

About Us
Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with a number of high-profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #9 largest Construction Management Company and #7 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992. Constructive Expertise It’s in our DNA.

• Work with proposal teams in the planning and execution of new business price proposals, cost narratives and pricing strategies.
• Perform and coordinate price proposal reviews before submittal to the client. May assist in job setup, funds tracking and reporting to the client.
• Analyse and monitor subcontractor performance; evaluate service/product offerings and specifications.
• Work with client contract managers and procurement specialists to resolve contractual matters.
• Support project managers with contract budgeting.
• Ensure all documentation is complete and accessible in company repository. This includes the contract and all pertinent sign off documentation and work papers.
• Provide advice on and interpretation of contract requirements.
• Ensure timely processing of technical reports and deliverables.
• Monitor scope creep and scope changes.
• Coordinate with program/project managers to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled.
• Maintain current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices.
• Prepares and issues periodic cost reports to senior technical staff.
• Reviews the cash flow prepared by junior technical staff and issues to senior technical staff.
• With minimal supervision, reviews all change orders in accordance with the client’s approval process.
• Reviews all invoices for the project and ensures that junior technical staff codes the invoices where applicable and forwards them to the client’s accounts payable department.
• With minimal supervision, provides procurement services for the client, where applicable, for construction and engineering services, including preparing RFP and bid analysis.
• Where applicable, overviews and reports to the client on contractor buyout of subcontract bid packages.
• Attends cost meetings to review procurement status and change order status with the contractors and engineering teams.
• With minimal supervision, provides cost information on value engineering analysis.
• With minimal supervision, carries out an earned value analysis of the project on a periodic basis.
• Reviews the contractors close out administration and ensures that they meet their contractual requirements.
• Tracks and analyses the project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals, and forecasts. Analysis includes forecast to budget and estimate, forecast to actuals, and contingency analysis.
• Participates in the development and improvement of project controls systems. Recommends improvements in systems, tools, and methods of project controls and project management.
• Assists in analysing project control requirements as part of the bid review process to insure all cost control requirements are incorporated into individual contracts and purchase orders.
• Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

• Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related field, plus four years relevant experience.
• Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision-making abilities.
• Must have excellent communication and presentation skills necessary to interface with external engineering, architectural and construction firms, suppliers, the management team and other organizations within client organizations.
• Experience with Primavera or Microsoft Projects is preferred.
• Should have working knowledge of electronic take-off such as CAD Measure and working knowledge of a commercially available construction cost estimating system.
• Must have strong cost management, scheduling, and project planning and estimating skills.
• Must be able to use A/E and CM cost and/or schedule information to evaluate project status.
• Must have experience in developing budgets, cash flows, and/or schedules.
• Working knowledge of industry standard software, including but not limited to SAP, Oracle Unifer and ERP, Planning & Scheduling, and cost management applications.
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations, to understand contract plans and specifications, organize information, and effectively utilize PC and applicable software.
• A professional designation such as RICS, CCE, CCM, AIA, PE, ASPE, AACEI, CVS, AVS, LEED AP or RA is preferred.

• Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
• Competitive salary
• Broad Employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
• Time off benefits that start with two weeks’ vacation, one-week sick leave and 8 paid holidays
• 401 (k) with employer match up to 3%
• Flexible work schedules dependent upon approval as a result of assignment demands
• Career development opportunities through our corporate university
• Highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
• Valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance
• Company culture rooted in professionalism, positivity and collaboration.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Faithful+Gould, an ATKINS company, is an equal opportunity, drug free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability candidates encouraged to apply. Please view Atkins 


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