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Field Cost Engineer
Los Angeles, CA

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$90,000 - $110,000 / yr

Company is seeking a Field Cost Engineer to join our office in downtown Los Angeles, CA.


About Company:


Company is a leading civil, building, and specialty Construction Company that believes integrity, teamwork, and a collaborative approach are fundamental to our business success.

We transform industries and communities through stunning and complex infrastructure projects — to ensure public safety, maintain a quality of life and support a healthy economy. For more than a century, Company’s family of construction companies has supported the development and maintenance of many diverse projects across our great nation.

From coast to coast, notable projects include The Purple Line (D Line) Extensions in Los Angeles, SR 99 Viaduct replacement tunnel in Seattle, East Side Access projects and the Hudson Yards Platform in New York, Central Subway Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco, and multiple airport expansions and bridge projects. At Company you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of large, high-profile, projects that impact your community.


Extraordinary Projects need Exceptional Talent




Company is looking for a Field Cost Engineer to perform routine and non-routine cost/estimating assignments, which require the selection and application of resource monitoring and control principles, techniques, and technical knowledge of a construction project.  Position responsible for timeliness and accuracy of reports for the project.  This includes performing tasks that include, but are not limited to:



·         Perform tasks required to develop and maintain budgets for the project. Includes coding timesheets, invoices, etc., collecting actual installed, monitor progress per cost account, etc.

·         Support supervision or construction management through preparation and maintenance of budgets and forecasts. Includes identifying potential cost overruns, reforecasting over-expended accounts, etc.

·         Accurately reporting quantities of work completed on a weekly and monthly basis.

·         Review and understand contract specifications, documents & drawings to perform takeoff’s accurately.

·         Supervise updating of construction forecast to reflect most accurate/current cost and estimate information.

·         Interface with other construction departments to provide cost/budget data for items such as subcontract change requests, bid comparisons, new work item estimates, and expenditure control.

·         Assist with other change order / estimating duties as assigned.

·         May provide supervision and/or on-the-job training to clerical and entry level professional personnel assigned to area of responsibility.

·         Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.




·         Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

·         3 – 5 years of heavy civil construction experience or similar construction cost/estimating experience or equivalent combinations training and related experience.

·         Working knowledge of and ability to select/apply resource monitoring and control techniques i.e., cost accounting, budget analysis, etc., as well as an understanding of the nature of process systems, structures and construction technology required.

·         Commitment to safety and quality. Knowledge of construction safety and current federal & OSHA Requirements.

·         Strong organizational and time management skills.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·         Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.

·         Strong work ethic – Highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right.

·         The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

·         Working knowledge with JDE, Prolog and Microsoft Office Suites.


Expected salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000 depending on experience. 


Company builds extraordinary projects, and we need exceptional talent. Join us and together we will build the projects that improve our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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