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Cost Engineer

08 October 2019


Petroplan is actively recruiting for a Cost Engineer to work for a Dallas based oil and gas company on a contract basis. The project is expected to last 18 months and we can provide travel/housing allowances for non-local candidates.


Responsibilities will include definition, expansion, and support of P&F cost controls system, including but not limited to, cost estimating, tracking, analysis, and reporting for all P&F projects. This position will work proactively with project managers, facilities engineers, financial analysts, consulting firms, and other stakeholders to generate project budgets and forecasts, track project costs from planning through engineering and construction, and deploy cost control processes & tools. Reports to the Project Services Manager.

  • Develop and maintain a best in class cost control system and associated processes to track and report costs for a large number of projects from initial planning through engineering and construction. This position will help control more than $400MM in transactions per year.
  • Work within company's team structure to gather cost data from a variety of sources. This will require general knowledge of oil and gas facility design and construction to aid in the interpretation and refinement of data.
  • Work with project managers, financial analysts, and engineering consultants to obtain cost status data and generate reports.
  • Work closely with company's Supply Chain Management department to obtain all necessary price information for purchased products and services, and provide comparison data for purchased costs vs. project estimates.
  • Define the processes, work flows, and data required for creation of a comprehensive cost reporting system.
  • Prepare cost estimates, status reports, formal weekly and monthly reports and presentations as needed by the project teams, Denbury Management, and other project stakeholders.


  • 8 years' experience in cost planning, project planning, and cost control
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Possess strong knowledge of cost control systems
  • Explosure to the oil and gas industry preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SAP database software, SharePoint

*Please note we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in the USA without sponsorship at this time*


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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