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Air Products

This is a Full-time position in los angeles, ca posted July 30, 2022.

Job Description and Qualifications

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Project Cost Engineer. The Project Cost Engineer ensures successful execution of all asset (Sale of Gas) and third party (Sale of Equipment) projects. You will be actively engaged in helping to achieve competitiveness, successful project execution, productive internal/external interfaces, and risk management. This is a great opportunity to become part of a Project Controls Team that supports Air Products’ Product Line, Project Execution and Engineering Teams.

The Project Cost Engineer will provide project cost control services to a broad portfolio of projects ranging from highly standardized / small scale to complex and unique facilities. You will also provide guidance and deliver project cost control plans to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both an internal and external aspect.


  • Motivated to help achieve an industry leading regional project cost control team capable of supporting internal /external customer projects including EPCs, both within the office and construction site.
  • Use Air Products cost control IT systems and functional discipline work processes to provide reliable and consistent cost control and reporting to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution team to develop and deliver competitive project estimates and budgets, including financing and hedging support, aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, ensuring the growth of Air Products businesses whilst consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule.
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently. Responsibilities will include project set up, cost control, change management, monthly reporting, and project closeout.
  • Develop and maintain Project Structure including Intercompany Contracts for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, and commissioning to ensure credible cost control and reporting throughout the project execution phase.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Engineering, Management, Business Administration or similar is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ project cost control experience.
  • Sound knowledge, proven skills, and competencies in application of project cost control principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, especially around Project Cost Control, Forecasting and Reporting, within a project-oriented EPC or Owner Organization. Must be able to deliver accurate cost information, reporting and guidance to management.
  • Previous SAP and Ecosys direct experience strongly preferred, especially around SAP Project Systems module.
  • Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.
  • Global Project Cost Control experience. Proven skills and experience of cost control of projects on global basis, including performing foreign currency analysis, assessing currency risk exposures, advising Treasury of currency requirements and changes, supporting projects executed by multiple engineering offices, and understanding intercompany project ramifications. Understanding of a variety of project types, structures, and contract terms. This includes sale of gas (SOG), third party sale of equipment (SOE), joint ventures, capital, and cost sharing type arrangements.
  • Occasional travel to support project / organizational needs.
  • Scheduling experience would be a plus, but not required.
  • Determined, adaptable and resilient. Able to achieve sucess under significant pressure, evolving requirements, and conflicting priorities.
  • Culturally astute. Experience and ability to work with different cultures associated with multi-region project execution, and to therefore achieve success with a multi-cultural team. Experience of Customer and external stakeholder regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those cultures.
  • Ability to build relationships with project teams and support functions.

Core competencies:
Commercial and technical acumen, detailed working knowledge of project cost controls tools and systems. Proven skills in cost control, with general knowledge of project management, business development and finance.

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

Req No.


Employment Status

Full Time


Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment

Business Sector / Division

Global Project Execution


North America


United States