A Cost Engineer works in the engineering industry and ensures that products and services that are manufactured or supplied are cost-effective, feasible, practical and within budget.
The role of the Cost Engineer is to take responsibility for managing the costs of different aspects of a project from concept to delivery. Skills required include good project management, budget control, commercial negotiation, sound analytical capability and strong communications skills.
Candidates looking to work as a Cost Engineer will typically need to demonstrate past experience in a similar role gained in manufacturing or operational departments, or within a project team. Cost Engineers may be required to work across a number of different projects, so will have good organisational skills as they look to identify areas where costs can be reduced without compromising quality and safety.