Current Job Openings

PTS Advance has an immediate opening for a Cost Engineer.  Must be Local for in-person interview. This is a long term contract position at a Alvin Refinery. No per diem.  
Skills & Knowledge Required
Level of Education & Experience in general
* Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering or equivalent
* The individual must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in the chemical, refining or other industrial manufacturing industries
* 3-5 years related work experience in project controls, scheduling or cost engineering
* 3-5 years Primavera P6 experience and scheduling in a construction environment is an asset
Previous Capital Project experience from working in a chemical plant, a refinery, oil and gas production, construction of major facilities, power generation or public infrastructure is a plus.
Technical skills:
* Advanced knowledge of cost accounting and engineering practices, Work Breakdown Structure creation and management, and work packaging strategy from engineering to construction
* Strong knowledge of MS Office, including the ability to manipulate large amounts of data and perform complex functions within Access and Excel
* Proficiency in computer skills including, but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint and SAP
* Experience with engineering and construction based cost systems (productivity, performance measurement, progress tracking, etc.)
* Experience with project control tracking/forecasting/scheduling software systems
* Demonstrated conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills towards the generation of solutions and sound decisions
* Strong communication skills, confident interacting with stakeholders in verbal, written and electronic form
Behavioral skills:
* Works well with others, giving and receiving information willingly; increasing awareness of workplace diversity
* Possess good communication skills (both written and verbal).
* Solves well defined problems without or with only partially defined steps to solutions in the area of core discipline
* Solves complex, but predictable, problems where solutions are known to exist within core discipline
* Shares information with others; organizes data; gathers information systematically; seeks input from others
* Able to accept clearly defined objectives; seeking clarification if needed
* Understand the value of procedures and policies and work within them
* Ability to rapidly learn and apply other cost estimating applications
* Ability to work independently or in a team environment
* Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in the production of deliverables and in interactions with fellow employees and contractors
* Willing to travel to and from different plant site locations

PTS Advance offers a comprehensive benefits package for qualified employees which includes Medical (with employer contribution), Dental, Vision, 401k program and direct deposit.