Job Description

Cost Engineer - Heavy Civil Construction


Boston, MA



Application Instructions

SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 222nd largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 50th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida. 
The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Please see HR for information on physical demands and work environment of this job.

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

  • 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match
  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays
  • FSA
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Health Care Advocate
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training 
  • Team Member Referral Program

Please complete the employment application for consideration of employment with The Middlesex Corporation.

We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.

Position Description

Position Summary:

The Cost Engineer is responsible maintaining a true and accurate cost structure and coordinating reporting elements key to developing accurate cost reports. This is an interface between project management, cost management and accounting.


  • Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents and near-misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety first, in everything we do.
  • Review project features with Estimating department and ensure that work quantities are being entered correctly on a daily basis.
  • Verify proper coding for phases, hours, and slips.
  • Close out the completed project phases and verify progress entries.
  • Conduct monthly cost review meeting with project team.
  • Assign and initiate new cost codes for change orders, tracking items and back charges as required.
  • Verify pencil sheets / pay requisitions.
  • Take the lead in developing quarterly cost to complete reports.
  • Review and process change orders for TMC and subcontractors / vendors.
  • Review and process cost adjustments.
  • Identify items that are exceeding the budget and communicate to Project Manager.
  • Assist project management team with quarterly reports for contract status, contract profit, unit cost report, cost projections, revenue projects, change order status and change order costs.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Construction Management, Engineering or related field. 
  • Experience working with project management and a thorough knowledge of heavy construction logistics, resource planning, construction sequencing and material management preferred.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field construction concepts practices, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Viewpoint Accounting and Job Costing System is desirable.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles.
  • Attention to detail, organization prioritization and the ability to handle multiple tasks is required.
  • Team player and with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong technology skills.
  • Self-starter with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Dedicated and hard working.
  • Strong commitment to success of all.
  • Possess a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate the upmost professionalism in how you represent yourself.
  • Show quality in everything you do.
  • Lead with integrity while producing high quality work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”


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Yearly based


Boston, MA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
8mos 4w
Job Type
Full Time

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