AECOM Cost Engineer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Position Title Cost Engineer

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

Job Summary

  • This individual is accountable to provide accurate, consistent and reasoned scheduling advice and related subject matter expertise. This individual is responsible to manage work commitments and to coordinate with the client and program/ project teams to ensure requirements are met.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares detailed computer generated cost reports, charts and diagrams. Provides analysis and review of cost/budget expenditure and maintains cost control reports from P6. Promptly reports anticipated cost overages or other unsatisfactory cost elements.

  • Supports integration of scope, cost and schedule within the WBS and ensures that mapping is accurate on an ongoing basis

  • Review, analyse, monitor and report cost progress of Contractor’s updated progress schedules and align these with the contractor’s payment applications.

  • Develops cash flow forecasts

  • Performs Earned Value calculations relative to cost and schedule

  • Tracks and maintains Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performances metrics including EV, SPI, CPI production rates , equipment production, labour etc

  • Perform Earned Value calculations relative to cost and schedule; provides overall performance measurement and related forecasting.

  • Supports monthly consolidated project cost performance report

  • Experienced in the use of a cost control software application

  • Supervise computer input, coding, loading and data control.

  • Prepare detailed engineering and construction project cost reports.

  • Monitor, evaluate and report project cost data, including budgeted and forecasted amounts

  • Maintain engineering and construction cost/budget expenditure.

  • Capture / calculate, analyse, report and recommend on project data including schedule, cost / budget, performance risk, quality, and safety.

  • May produce and/or support probabilistic modelling through the use of software / computational algorithms.

  • Promptly anticipates cost overages or other unsatisfactory cost elements and prepares cost exception reports.

  • Implement and follow Quality Management System, policies, procedures, and templates

  • Perform other job-related duties as required

Minimum Requirements

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

  • Must be self starter who can work under limited direction

  • Must lead by example and set high standards

  • Calm and logical thinker under high pressure situations

  • High level of commitment to see tasks through to completion

  • Must be able to listen, carefully assess information and act quickly

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner

  • Must be willing to develop staff

  • Capable to accept additional responsibility


  • Minimum 5 years industry experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the UAE

  • Aviation experience highly desirable

  • Experience in multiple project types and delivery methods

  • Previous experience for a consultancy

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Business or related field

  • Active professional membership in related field highly desirable

  • Specific skills required

  • Good understanding of planning, analysis and reporting of construction works

  • Good knowledge of budgeting, cost control and performance tracking techniques

  • Good knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVMS)

  • Hands on knowledge of Primavera 6.7 (P6)

  • Good computer skills; in particular Microsoft Office

  • Good understanding of construction materials, means and methods

  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Good supervisory skills

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Good analytical skills

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 160792BR