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Junior Cost Engineer

  • Job reference: FG-004780
  • Sector: Construction, Energy, Planning
  • Location: San Francisco

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Junior Cost Engineer

Our San Fransisco team is growing! If you want to be a part of a successful global organization and have at least 2 years of experience in the area of project controls, we would like to connect with you. We are looking for a junior cost engineer who has the responsibility for monitoring and appraising the performance of project costs and ensuring information and data is correct to enable corrective actions on project costs/performance on construction projects up to $20M.

About Us

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC Lavalin group, 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 #11 largest Construction Management Company and #9 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.






-Ensures that the Project Controls Process is carried out in accordance with the  Design & Construction Engineering Manual  and the Project Controls Procedures and related Project Controls Plans.

-Supports a Project Controls Engineer in the management of Project Controls activities of contractors and other service providers.

-Leads and is responsible for the management of data and information within a project management system.

-Responsible for project cost data and supporting documentation within the Project Controls System of record, Unifier

-Performs reconciliation of cost data from local accounting system (SAP) to Unifier


-Provides actual cost data from local accounting system


-Ensures actual data figures in local accounting system are project related and coded accurately


-Assists the Project Control Engineer on all levels of cost reporting and forecasting


-Assists the Project Control Engineer on all levels of negotiation and validation of Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts and change orders


-Performs contract administration duties in relation to the execution and retention of project change notices (PCN)


-Reviews and validates contractual compliance of project invoices


-Implements financial accounting training and workshops for the project management team and / or contractor


-Assists and supports Project Controls Engineer and Project Manager in financial project close-out


-Primary contact for credit application submissions in Touchpoint (Sharepoint)


-Tracks credit application submissions in gSheet


-Notifies Finance of credit applications


-Sends follow-up reminders


-Notifies project managers when credit applications are approved


-Maintains the master prioritization list of scored projects and gSheet of new requests and on-hold requests


-Customizies & publishes the monthly prioritization list in gDrive for the public


-Follows up with Group Leaders to verify estimated Conceptual Design start prior to review meetings


-Updates planned projects list (from the prioritization list or Group Leaders' portfolio updates) - monthly or bi-monthly


-Moves planned projects to Conceptual Design phase in Unifier


-Maintains Business Objects report distribution (add/remove recipients)


-University degree in accounting, business administration or equivalent (e.g. cost engineer, quantity surveyor)

-2 to 5 years of experience in the area of project controls, financial control or quantity surveying


Knowledge of:

-Project Controls and Project Management

-Engineering and/or Business Administration

-Financial accounting principles, i.e. Work in Place and Accruals

-Proficient in using MS-Office applications, Sharepoint, Google Suite

-Very good analytical skill-Ability to troubleshoot and work independently as well as within a team

-Knowledge of SAP and Unifier is required

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills

-A team player with the ability to work collaboratively and interact with employees at all levels


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 

-Generous time-off benefits 

-401 (k) with employer match 

-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 

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 Equal Opportunity Statement.