KBR DJBOSS: Cost Specialist, Lead in Djibouti

Title: DJBOSS: Cost Specialist, Lead

Location: Djibouti

Job Number: 1058110

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Lead cost specialist

Forecasts, controls, and reports project costs and current funding status. Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, commitment accruals and completion reports. Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labor productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis. As necessary, works with accounting and project personnel to correct labor and non-labor charges in the accounting system.

Under general direction, uses specialized knowledge or skills to solve complex and unique problems. Establishes priorities for the completion of assigned tasks. Uses judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices. Directs resources, prioritize tasks and provides guidance to less experienced team members. Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of project controls to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy.

Establishes and maintains the Cobra cost management system, the cost transactional database and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 10

years of experience.

MS Excel and Access or other database experience required.

Cobra or other cost management system preferred.

Additional requirements:

Must be fluent in English

Must possess passport book (not passport card) with at least 12 months of remaining validity AND with at least 4 blank visa/stamp pages remaining

Must possess driver’s license with at least 6 months of remaining validity

It should be understood that employment may be located in potentially dangerous areas, including combat or war zones. This might involve the possibility of suffering harm by dangerous forces or friendly fire. These dangers are inherent to working conditions in a dangerous environment.


Job: Project Controls/Estimating