Society of Cost Engineers, LLC

The Power of Should Costing
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The Society’s Vision & Mission

The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC is a professional organization for Cost Engineers.  The Society has been designed to promote and assist the discipline of Cost Engineering through standardization, education, and certification.

The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC is intended to be a member-driven organization.  The membership has the ability to help define the course of the organization through the open exchange with the leadership via the forums, comments and contact us links.

The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC attempts to promote both individuals and the Cost Engineering discipline by posting resumes as well as job openings.

The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC, while being unbiased, will continue to work with industry leads to ensure that it stays relevant, up to date and able to identify the best costing tools available in the market or self-made, to make it possible to identify what is the best solution for each enterprise. We will continue to work with these leaders to provide benefits to our members in the form of discounts, training, expert advice examples, etc.

The GOAL of Society of Cost Engineers, LLC  is to standardize cost engineering terms, procedures, and certification, and to deploy the cost transparency culture around the world


What is Should Costing?

Should Costing is the practice of determining the “SHOULD COST” of a product, component or service prior to issuing a Request for Quote.

Should Costing is similar and relies on some of the same principles of the typical Cost Estimating but is entirely different.

Should Costing is an attempt to predict the cost / price of your supplier based on Best In Class processes. Once you have this established you then use Fact Based Negotiations your purchased components, assemblies or services.


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Comments from our members

“I have read an article available on the website of SOCE and I can anticipate that this community is going to be my go-to place to get professional help related to cost modelling.” Goyal

“the world needs more of u😊” Anthony

“I like the way you have started to group all the cost engineer from all over the world. It’s a great initiative and will help the new comers like me to get best of the knowledge.” Patil


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Meet the Founders

Gerald Collins

Founder & Owner

Jerry is a 1987 graduate from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering…

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Leo Hernandez


Leo Hernandez has 28 years of experience in the Automotive industry. He joined GM Components in Spain as a manufacturing engineer…

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Jeff Ghilani


Jeff is a 1987 graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree. Although always technical in nature, he became interested in business and sales…

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The Membership feee for 2020 has been waived.  Please take advantage of this before it is too late.

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