Jacobs Cost Engineer in Elkton, Virginia

Cost Engineer


Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements to assisting in forecasting the project at completion

Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids and determining cost effectiveness.

Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.

Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.

May specialize according to particular service performed, type of product manufactured, or phase of work involved, such as tool and fixture costs, production costs, construction costs, or material costs.

Contributes to development of new techniques and/or standards.

Independently applies advanced techniques and analysis.

Work with a multi-disciplined group (Engineering and or Construction) to determine the EAC, the efficiency of both cost (CPI) and schedule(SPI), highlight the potential risk(s) to completion and their financial impact

Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques and their costs impacts

Develop change notices in a timely fashion in connection with the PM/CM

Coordinates requirements for project managers and implements specific control procedures.

Works with established Schedule of Values to facilitate a Progress Measurement / Earned Value Reporting System for Subcontractors/Vendors

Working closely with the Superintendents and CM to forecast program/project revenue and cost at completion

Field Cost Engineer Duration of assignment approximately 2 years; Location Elkton, VA; per diem available

#AF #AdvancedFacilities #LifeSciences


  • Knowledge of standard Microsoft suite packages.

  • BS/BA or 7-10 yrs related experience

  • Knowledge project controls techniques for full project life cycle executions (EPCMV)

  • Ability to work well with diverse, multi-disciplined groups

  • Ability to communicate project issues in an effective manner that leads to resolution.

  • Ability to negotiate, when necessary, and compromise with other project team representatives.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Elkton

Travel No

Req ID: LIF0000AT