Cost Engineer job description

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Description

Estimating the cost of projects is the responsibility of a Cost Engineer. These engineers are able to analyze the requirements and specification of a project and determine the cost involved to launch such a project. Cost Engineers receive very lucrative salaries and benefits. They work normal office hours in many different industries.

A Cost Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:

• Assessing risks
• Doing cost estimates
• Forecasting
• Reviewing proposed schedules
• Implementing bets practices
• Performing cost control
• Analyzing variances

Skills

Expertise in the following areas is an asset:

• Teamwork
• Communication
• Networking
• Being detail oriented
• Being focused
• Being amenable
• Resolving problems
• Communication and presentation
• Analyzing data
• Leadership
• Being analytical
• Being self motivated
• Being dependable

Education

Having a Bachelors, MBA or Masters Degree in a Engineering related program help graduates attain Cost Engineering jobs. Many institutions have specialized courses in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Building and Cost Engineering.

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