Project Cost Manager - Remote

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Americas Cement Corporate



Job ID:  489439


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development! 




The Project Cost Manager is responsible for the financial project monitoring, providing the CAPEX Project management with information on the progress, invoiced costs, forecast completion, earned value analysis and spending while actively managing project cost risks.

What you'll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Visible leadership and strong support for Safety, Health, and Environmental principles including Life Saving Rules, policies, and procedures 
  • Create full financial transparency to all stakeholders and recommend appropriate courses of action when results differ from plan.    
  • Educate CAPEX PMs on financial processes/policies and the financial impact of business & operational decisions.  Drive process improvements.    
  • Produce weekly/monthly reports, including providing details on project cost progress, actuals invoiced, forecast and explanation of variances. Review KPI’s and drive sustainable improvements    
  • Work with the Project Managers to identify, monitor and manage the Risk / Opportunity in terms of project cost and timing in order to have an accurate cost estimate or forecast.    
  • Create the project budgets based on the team's estimates, analyze the spending to date and forecast to go, conduct Earned Value analysis, deal with cash flow, and payment applications, monitor timesheets, and make accruals, interacts with the Corporate Accounting, and the corporate system JDE, SAP   
  • Focus on cost-controlling initiatives and ensure that unfavorable variances are addressed in a timely manner.      
  • Work with the project team and plant teams to finalize and update needed CAPEX project returns during the concept and feasibility phases 
  • Create and maintain reports on the overall financial health of the entire program, for the benefit of the program Steering Committee
  • Support, demonstrate, and facilitate the concepts of continuous improvement and learning
  • Participate in regular meetings as required
  • Utilize demonstrated best industry practices, techniques, and standards throughout the project execution.
  • Performs other job duties as designated by management or partakes in special projects as directed


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration – finance or an equivalent combination of studies and experience. 
  • 10 or more years of progressive experience in accounting and finance
  • 2 or more years of experience in marketing or engineering
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects.  
  • Occupational Health and Safety knowledge. 
  • Capacity to influence management by providing sound financial rationale
  • Travel up to 25% 


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  


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What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Jan 29, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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