Dow Chemical Cost Management Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Cost Management Specialist *

The Capital and Engineering organization is a new function within Corteva Agriscience™ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ that is chartered to deliver capital solutions, engineering and project execution expertise across the Ag Division, including both Platforms (Crop Protection and Seeds). This organization has many exciting new job opportunities, including this posting for a Cost Management Specialist.

The Cost Management Specialist assists the project managers and project engineers to ensure utilization of cost management best practices to achieve project objectives. This position works with the project leadership team to ensure accurate and timely cost controls are implemented and maintained during the project lifecycle. The selected individual will also provide oversight on projects that are executed with external engineering services (EPC). This oversight will include: establishing clear Owner expectations on EPC deliverables and monitor EPC progress as well as EVM methodologies.


  • Derive the cost baseline based upon project plans, baseline estimate and baseline schedule.

  • Provide project team with up-to-date commitment, spending, deviation and forecast information needed to appropriately manage project budget and costs.

  • Analyze project commitments and spending to ensure that each item is within project scope and aligns with the project estimate.

  • Communicate with project team members to determine current status of assigned projects.

  • Investigate and resolve discrepancies between expected and actual planned spending and commitments.

  • Provide cost management oversight & analysis on EPC outsourced projects.

  • Use project knowledge from various sources, including SAP, project schedule, project team and contractors, to develop a forecast that is accurately cash-flowed across time.

  • Ensure cost deviations and project change orders are accurately reflected in the project data and forecast.

  • Coordinate with Project Manager and cost accountants to book monthly accruals.

  • Ensure Project Controls Reports are issued to the project team in accordance with documented Project Controls Plans (frequency, format, etc.).

  • Provide final cost data to project team at project closure.

  • Conduct post-project audits to collect actual vs planned data to ensure accuracy and continuous improvement of scheduling assumptions and processes.

  • Participate in developing the project risk register and risk management process for all projects.

  • Help to develop the new project controls group’s systems and tools with focus on simplicity, efficiency, and accuracy.


  • 10 years of capital project experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in cost management on capital projects.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.


  • BS in Engineering or other field

  • Familiarity with AACE Recommended Practices.

  • AACE Membership

  • AACE Certification (CEP, CCP, etc.)

  • Familiar with Risk Management practices and procedures.

  • Deltek Acumen Fuse & 360 experience.

  • Familiarity with other commercial cost systems, such as Ecosys, etc

  • Industry standard best practice project cost management processes and their application

  • Use of industry accepted applications for cost, along with the standard Microsoft applications - Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Broad understanding of EPC disciplines and activities that are necessary to design, construct and start-up chemical processes.

  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimum of direct supervision.

  • Great time management skills including the ability to manage a substantial work load.

  • Interpersonal skills for developing a client base and working in a multi-function team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and desire to expand knowledge.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple concurrent activities and deliver on commitments under tight time constraints.

  • Ability to work in a team environment to deliver per project objectives.

  • English fluency, speaking and writing, in addition to fluent in local language.

  • Strong ability in listening and communication, including consulting by telephone.

  • Comfortable working with colleagues with a variety of backgrounds.

  • Focused on delivering effective, usable results.

  • Sound interpersonal skills, confidence, and ability to form good working relationships and negotiate effectively with internal and external contacts.


  • Preferred geographic locations include Indianapolis, IN or Midland, MI, Pitsburg, CA or other locations based upon need.

  • Must be able to travel to company facilities and Engineering Contractors (EPC)

  • Depending upon candidate’s location, either Regional or Global travel (10-15%) may be required often on short notice.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at .

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at , you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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