Cost Manager at Dow

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Dow has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Cost Manager located in Houston, TX.

The Cost Manager acts as a technical resource for Cost Management within the Global Project Methodology (GPM) work process. Supports establishment of the overall cost baseline with reporting to monitor and control the project within established tolerances of the baseline supporting cost effective project execution. Coordinates data inputs from the various disciplines and functions to ensure accurate forecasts and reporting of cost. Engages the project steering team to understand causes of the deviation and the need to establish actions to mitigate, where deviations from established tolerances occur. Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Integrates the project cost estimate, workhour estimate, and project schedule into the Cost Management baseline.

  • Establishes cost baseline from which deviations will be managed during project execution.

  • Establishes work breakdown structure based upon work process norms and execution strategy.

  • Develops and maintains cost reports, cash flow/cancellation curves, and contingency analyses. Ensures accurate representation of cost data and cost forecast in monthly reporting.

  • Provides estimate of cancellation costs.

  • Estimates costs of deviations and assesses impact on total project cost.

  • Ensures accurate reflection of committed/spent funds, project deviation notices, field change orders, and project execution changes in all cost documents.

  • Leads the project team in deriving an accurate and realistic forecast of all funds required to complete the project within the defined budget and schedule while incorporating own trending and analyses.

  • Alerts the project team to critical Cost Management issues.

  • Provides supporting data for project execution metrics, external benchmarking and project closure.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. In lieu of degree, equivalent years of experience required.

  • At least 5 years of cost management, project controls or other related experience is required.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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