Sr. Analyst, Cost (Ref ID: 986)

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 Sr. Analyst, Cost position to support cost management of EPC LNG Projects. Typically, the project cost is multiple billions of dollars with duration of up to five years. 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.


  • Convert cost estimates to control budgets
  • Take lead in developing and managing detailed project budget
  • Evaluates scope change orders
  • Maintain Change Management process and support resolution of pending changes.
  • Prepares and presents Monthly Cost Report.
  • Administers cost codes, tracks and reports project commitments and actuals
  • 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.
  • Prepares and analyzes Progress/Earned Value reports.
  • Review and analyze contractors’ monthly invoices
  • Support Finance department for the development of Cash Flow curves.
  • Support Risk Management and contingency calculations.
  • Prepare formal presentation for cost management related topics.
  • Support bid evaluations


Minimum/preferred experience required for the position:

  • 7+years of relevant experience in planning and scheduling on Major Oil & Gas/power/LNG projects.
  • Experience with a major Cost Management software
  • Experience with Power BI or Tableau is a plus but not required

Minimum/preferred knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques and their costs impacts.
  • Knowledge of project controls techniques for full project life cycle executions.
  • Ability to perform Earned Value calculations/analysis for EPC projects
  • Working knowledge of ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, etc.
  • 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

Required/preferred education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Engineering, or Finance/Business


May require periodic travel to project site or vendor shops


  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Team Player.
  • Welcomes working in a fast-paced, challenging, and diverse entrepreneurial environment.
  • Hands-on type of personality.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of 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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