Project Cost Engineer


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  83505
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Project Controls EAI
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

We are seeking a highly motivated Project Cost Engineer who can make a significant impact on our continued success in delivering high quality projects. Do you want to play a crucial role in ensuring cost efficiency and project success? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As a Project Cost Engineer, your primary responsibility is to assist the Project Controls Manager in ensuring the establishment and consistent application of project cost and earned value best practices, following LyondellBasell's established procedures. Your role is critical in maintaining and monitoring the project cost system(s) to provide the project team with accurate and timely data.

You will actively analyze the collected data to identify potential issues and areas of concern, providing proactive insights to the project team as soon as possible. By doing so, you contribute to the timely identification and resolution of challenges, ultimately improving the overall project outcome.



  • Provide project cost, quantity, manpower, and earned value metric reporting as well as analyzing cost and productivity variances.  Proactively informs the project team of problems and proposes resolutions;
  • Assists the Project Controls Manager in establishing and maintaining contractor cost and performance measurement requirements that meet the LyondellBasell Project Management Process (PMP) requirements;
  • Assists the Project Controls Manager in developing the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).  Works with contractors to ensure compliance with WBS and work packaging requirements through appropriate segregation and coding of cost data;
  • Reviews the cost estimates, man-hour budgets, scope changes, and budget revisions produced by contractors, subcontractors, and vendors;
  • Monitor and track project costs (budget, changes, commitments, actuals, accruals, trends and forecast) throughout the lifecycle of the project;
  • Gathers information from vendors/contractors and update forecast/trends for all WBS elements; and review them with Project Controls Manager and Project Manager;
  • Assists the Project Controls Manager in the establishment and execution of effective change management processes that meet the LyondellBasell Project Management Process (PMP) requirements;
  • Assists the Project team in setting up Purchase Requisition (PR) and Service Entry Sheets (SES);
  • Identifies and documents cost data that may be applicable to future projects, ensures collection and capture of such data;
  • Assists in benchmarking efforts and the completion of contractor, subcontractor, and vendor reviews and audits;
  • Participates in development of Project Execution Plan (PEP).

This is who you are

You possess exceptional analytical skills and a keen eye for details. Your ability to tactfully communicate even the most challenging messages sets you apart. With strong verbal and written communication abilities, you excel in conveying information effectively within project teams, site organizations, and corporate departments.
Your critical competencies and behaviors include building effective teams, fostering collaboration, and cultivating innovation. You prioritize customer focus, demonstrating a commitment to meeting their needs. In the face of challenges, you show courage and determination to drive results. Accountability is at the core of your work, ensuring that tasks are accomplished with precision and responsibility.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or substantial relevant work experience;
  • Membership or certification from project management profession (e.g. PMP) desirable;
  • 8+ years of Cost Controls experience preferably in relation to petrochemical or refining industry projects including;
  • Knowledge of petrochemical / refining industry contracting practices, project control reporting processes, project management practices, and financial system processes related to project management;
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with SAP and Microsoft Excel;
  • Fluent in English. 

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 
Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.

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