Cost Control Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Riverdale
Job ID
Cost Engineer


Who is OHLA USA?


We are a company who believes in building a better, safer, more sustainable world for generations to come. We are committed to making a difference within our communities, who depend on the safety and reliability of the structures we build and is possible with our main asset, our people!


OHLA USA brings together the construction industry's most diverse talent who thrive in a collaborative work environment and appreciate challenges and opportunities. We currently have an opportunity for a Cost Control Engineer in Riverdale, MD. The Cost Control Engineer shall perform all aspects of cost control in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner which includes assessing and reviewing subcontract invoices, control and assign costs on site, assisting with the preparation of budgets and reports in accordance with established company policies and procedures.


  • Monitor cost, prepare cost reports, forecasts and budgets in accordance with established company and project policies and procedures.

  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with the project team, and liaison with departments to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness for overall project business operations. Facilitate the coordination between Business Operations and Project Controls.

  • Provide functional advice and support to managers in the organization for development, implementation and maintenance of field job cost processes.

  • Train/review project procedures and processes during job start up cycle, to ensure that projects run efficiently.

  • Provide job cost system technical support and training for new and existing employees.

  • Review/approve budget & contract change orders, as required prior to entry into cost system to ensure accuracy.

  • Audit project quantities.

  • Manage job cost accounting functions.

  • Prepares and presents monthly financial reports to upper management concerning cost, and forecasts.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in heavy civil construction

  • Expert understanding of the application of project controls in the construction environment.

  • Ability to provide guidance and development for all stakeholders of the business and project controls functions.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with a close attention to detail

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with consistent follow through

  • Demonstrated MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) skills


  • Self-starter; able to seek out resources and structure own workflow.

  • Ability to work well with all levels of staff as well as external customers.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in high production environment and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines.

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information.

Additional Benefits offered by OHLA USA:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching

  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of employment

  • Personal Time Off Program (PTO)

  • Engaging work environment

  • And much more!!

To learn more about OHLA USA, visit our website


OHLA ADA Message: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require the ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.

OHLA EEO Message: OHLA USA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


OHLA USA and its subsidiaries (“OHLA”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHLA or an employee of OHLA, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHLA property. OHLA will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHLA will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred to by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHLA Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHLA to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHLA USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHLA HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHLA and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes, whether unsolicited or solicited, shall be the property of OHLA.



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