Cost Engineer

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. 


Here's how a(n) Cost Engineer for our US PICCo office contributes to our team:


  • Responsible for activities related to project cost controls on downstream construction projects.
  • Coordinates and directs efforts to ensure optimum costing and coordination of projects to ensure the company meets our and customer expectations.
  • Assists in generating change order estimates, creation of change requests, processing of change orders, and management of change throughout the project lifecycle
  • Ensure site project cost controls policies and procedures, consistent with department policies, are implemented and monitored throughout the duration of the project.
  • Analyze, trend and communicate schedule and progress information to project personnel through useful graphs and summary reports.
  • Review the earned value progress report with the PC Manger and ensure accuracy of the report.
  • Creation and maintenance of the WBS and coordination of work packages.  Develop work planning with field departments and hold regular field progress meetings as required.
  • Track field progress and review the field progress and productivity measurement systems.
  • Monitor project budgets with the Project Controls Manager.
  • Creation and review of project cost forecasts utilizing cost to date, rates of placement, productivity of direct hire trades, etc.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly project reports for the manager.


  • Minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • EPC O&G Construction experience required.
  • BS degree in related field an asset.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of planning, scheduling, progress measurement, cost analysis and cost forecasting.
  • Must be well organized with good time management skills and a strong bias for action to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Solid computer skills with experience in MS Office.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. The total rewards package includes an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits & wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching and career development programs.


PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.


The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.


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Together, we can build success and a better future. Let's get started!


Target Start Date: 10/09/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Industrial Construction Co. 

Primary Location: Houston, Texas 

Job: Cost Engineer

Requisition: 1723 

Nearest Major Market: Houston