Cost Analyst (Ref ID: 244a)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future and leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, we are developing a 27 MTPA LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. We are also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy our proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world.

NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


This is a Cost Analyst position to support cost management of EPC Projects related Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) and LNG Facilities. The typical cost range of these projects is from $300 million to over $10 billion. The purpose of this role is to support the development, implementation, and operation of a comprehensive cost management system. This includes cost estimating, budget development, cost tracking and control, cost forecasting, performance measurement and reporting.


  • Prepares/update cost estimates
  • Convert cost estimates to control budgets
  • Developing and managing detailed project budget
  • Support bid evaluations
  • Evaluates scope change orders
  • Prepares Monthly Cost Report
  • Administers cost codes, tracks and reports project commitments, actuals, and accruals
  • Generates reports and performance indicators monitoring earned value, project performance, cashflow, resource histograms, and costs across the project lifecycle
  • Reforecasts remaining project costs utilizing performance factors, sound judgment and analyzes potential impacts
  • Identifies adverse trends based on project performance
  • Review and analyze vendors/contractors monthly invoices
  • Support Finance department for the development of Cash Flow curves
  • Prepare formal presentation for cost management related topics

Minimum education, experience, and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Accounting, Business Management or Finance.
  • 5+years of relevant experience in cost management on Major Oil/Gas/power/LNG projects.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques and their costs impacts.
  • Knowledge of project controls techniques for full project life cycle executions.
  • Experience with a major Cost Management software is preferrable.
  • Working knowledge of ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, etc. is preferrable.
  • Strong analytical skills, and advanced skills with spreadsheets, charts, and presentations.
  • Advanced user of MS Excel. Good understating of MS PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Judgement, trust, and carefulness in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to work independently and prioritize workload during peak periods.
  • Ability to identify and implement actions with minimum directions.


Initial assignment in Houston may need to move to project site during construction phase


  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables. Excellent analytical skills.
  • Team Player, good communication and reporting skills
  • Welcomes working in a fast paced challenging and diverse entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on type of personality

This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

*In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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