Consumers Energy EPC SR COST ENGG ANALYST II in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

General Summary

Responsible for project financial performance for extensive complex projects and less complex but critical projects. Relies on experience and judgement to develop forecasts, maintain budgets and support project managers and project teams through preparation and analysis of Project financials. Strong technical accounting, forecasting and project management skills required as position will manage multiple projects and multiply project managers simultaneously.


  • Tracking and maintaining project work plan for cost engineering activities for medium size Electric Transmission and Distribution projects and groups of small projects with an annual spend of $40M to $75M.

  • Support project management through preparation and analysis of actuals, accruals, change log and forecasts. Includes identifying potential cost overruns, re-forecasting over-expended accounts, assisting with risk management planning, etc.

  • Updating of project forecast to reflect most accurate/current cost and estimate information.

  • Interface with other organizations to provide cost/budget data for items such as subcontract change requests, new work item estimates, and expenditure control.

  • Insure that corporate cost control and estimating standards are implemented and that all project related activities comply.

The selected candidate must possess exceptional communication, analytical, cost controls techniques and technical knowledge of construction projects, risk and contingency reporting, SAP, Excel and PC skills are essential. Perform non-routine cost analysis assignments and relies on extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals.

This position will be based out of the Jackson – Parnall office.

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of applied cost engineer­ing or equivalent working experience. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting, Construction Management or Business; or equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Certification as a Certified Cost Consultant/Engineer or PMP a plus. If not, AACE recognition as a Certified Cost Consultant/Engineer must be obtained within 3 years of entering the job family.

The following skills may set you apart from others:

  • Demonstrated experience forecasting and applying resource monitoring and control techniques.

  • Detail Oriented with a demonstrated ability to identify cause and effect.

  • Data Analysis with a proven ability to model multiple scenarios.

  • Decision making/problem solving skills.

Essential Functions

Planning, scheduling, cost engineering and estimating support of one or more projects that varies in size and complexity. Duties and reporting relationships will fluctuate between projects. Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment. Individuals should exemplify safe work practices and follow the Company’s compliance standards. Lead and/or assist with project estimate and financial justification; develop annual and project level budgets; plan and support the contracting strategies and payment; plan the project and develop the project schedule in a coordinated manner and integrate the activities of various work groups; coordinate and direct cost engineering activities and identify project related risks in support of contingency management. Provide project controls support services with accuracy, integrating all applicable governmental laws, Company policies, industry standards and department processes/procedures and ensuring contractor compliance so that projects complete safely, meeting quality expectations and business case deliverables. Computer based systems will be used to assist project estimating, cost monitoring, risk assessment, planning and scheduling work, maintain progress, report and archive. Understand technical specifications and other design documents and related material and utilize the information appropriately. Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide all project controls services in a legal and ethical manner. Resolve all customer complaints in a timely manner. Serve as onsite project representative. Review operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents. Regular attendance is expected

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with 85% of time spent in the office or specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location. Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities. Individual should be willing to participate in the on call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays Individuals must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stand and walk for periods of up to and beyond eight hours in all kinds of weather; snow, mud, dirt water, ice, etc. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.