Cobalt Construction Company's heritage spans three generations. Capitalizing on fifty-eight years of operating history in the California markets, the Company has become one of California's largest multi-family and general engineering contractors. This heritage, diversity, expertise and approach to the construction industry uniquely distinguish Cobalt in the industry, allowing the firm to provide a superior product and service to our clients.
Cost Engineer – Dallas
Cobalt Construction is currently seeking a Cost Engineer for the Dallas, Texas area.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Budgets and Forecasting
Assist in the creation of project budgets and coding systems
Track the project budget and cost commitments and report to appropriate parties in a timely manner
Assist in the creation and analysis of internal general conditions budgets
Assist project manager with cash flow projections
Provide and develop accurate expenditure costs, forecasts and variance reports for the construction manager’s review
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and maintenance of a general conditions budget and forecasts
Review all general conditions invoices and code appropriately and in a timely manner
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of general condition purchase orders and processing them accordingly
Code all project related credit card purchases for construction management review
Change Order Management
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of potential change orders
Coordinate and assist in the negotiations potential change orders
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of change order requests
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of prime contract change orders
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of subcontract change orders
Initiate the process and assist in the creation and administration /tracking of purchase orders
Pay Application to Owner
Receive subcontractor invoices and submit to Construction Manager for review and approval.
Assemble documentation for pencil draws based on project contract and revise accordingly based on construction manager’s direction
Assemble accurate and balanced pay application, back up etc. based on owner requirements and project contract.
Review Vendor Purchase Order invoices and code them according to the project SOV.
Create Purchase Orders to be included on the Pay App to Owner
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of the construction industry
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Strong teamwork and independent work habits
In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with ability to use in varied situations
Able to make effective decisions quickly and follow through with them
Able to maintain excellent customer relations with client and represent the company to the developer, owner or architect.
A working understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) preferred but not required
Ability to craft and present potential change orders
Has an understanding of contract documents and terms
Has an understanding of contract plans and specifications