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CTG Lead TAR Cost Engineer in Geismar, Louisiana

Title: Lead TAR Cost Engineer

Location: US-LA-Geismar

Job Number: 19205552

Lead TAR Cost Engineer Functions

CTG's premier Global Chemical Industry Manufacturing client located in Geismar, LA has an immediate need for a Lead TAR Cost Engineer.

Job Requirements:

  • This position in the Engineering & Technical Expertise Department will provide cost estimating and cost control to support Long Term Depreciated Turnarounds (LTDT) for the site. Key roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide cost estimating and cost control for LTDT turnarounds of various sizes (up to $25M) and complexities at the Geismar site; Support to other sites is possible based upon business demand

  • Lead turnaround cost estimating and cost control teams throughout the entire turnaround life cycle

  • Ensure proper progress tracking and change management systems are in place and effectively functioning in planning and execution phases of turnarounds

  • Provide proper variance explanation and root cause analysis of changes

  • Integrate capital project estimating and cost control within the turnaround process and organization

  • Develop turnaround cost forecasts and prepare turnaround cost reports

  • Communicate turnaround cost status frequently with Engineering, Maintenance, Construction, and business leadership, often at the Senior Vice President level

  • Develop and improve turnaround cost estimating and controlling tools and processes

  • Perform studies and analysis across all stages of turnaround life cycle

  • Evaluate field change orders and validate contractor estimates and pricing

  • Audit invoices

  • Support development of contracting strategies for turnarounds

  • Perform bid analysis for complex service contracts

  • Accurately assess turnaround progress and costs to identify potential risks and problems

  • Provide recommendations for corrective action to resolve turnaround challenges

  • Lead turnaround closeout efforts after completion

  • Assist in the development and implementation of continuous improvement efforts


  • BS Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Construction Management, or Accounting and at least 7 years of professional experience in engineering and/or construction is required

  • At least 5 years of experience in turnaround and capital project cost control

  • Ability to lead and work in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Knowledge of SAP maintenance and project systems

  • Working knowledge of engineering, procurement, accounting, and construction practices

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office)

  • Strong quality focus with an attention to detail

  • Strong initiative and collaborative skills

  • Chemical plant experience is preferred

  • This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Pay Rate: $45.00 per hour W-2 (DOE)

Duration: 18 Months, extendable

Shift: First, overtime required

*Drug testing and background checks will be conducted prior to hire and may include random testing once placed on assignment.

APPLY NOW for resume review by Mary Jane “MJ” Slaughter or email mjslaughter@ctg.com.

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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