Our client is working closely with the large oil and gas industry operators. They now have a requirement for an experienced Cost Engineer to join them in Aberdeen. Responsibilities will include:- Deliver consistent but appropriate cost management structures for major, complex oil and gas projects. Roll-out of the emerging Company standard tools and processes, as appropriate for each project's life cycle development & execution phase. Provide project management support in the development of cost breakdown structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate. Develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and document COst Tim and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates in line with the Company guidance notes for agreement and sign-off by the CTR budget holders. Provide project guidance for creation of accurate monhtly cost reports, identifying variances from the plan on commitment, vlaue of work done, changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities for Expenditure (AFEs). Develop and implement the change management process for projects. Provide guidance on trend analysis and the assessment of change impacts on cost. Participate in peer reviews and other Assurance events. Contribute to the development of junior staff through coaching and training in cost engineering practices, tools and techniques, maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project teams. Maintain consistency in cost bases through rigorous adherence to the controls processes. Drive and raise awareness of the importance of developing the cost management structure in early project phases. You should have an Engineering Degree or Certification as a Cost Engineer or have equivalent experience. Have at least 6 years industry experience in lead cost engineering positions, have excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, have experience of managing small teams, be fully versed with Cost Control principles and techniques, and have JD Edwards, Prism and SAP experience.