Work is now due to start this summer on the long-delayed station project.
When first conceived the projects was budgeted to cost £10m but is now reported to be up to £30m.
The new station will feature step-free access from the street, wider platforms with covered waiting areas, increased cycle storage, and facilities for a coffee vendor. A footbridge with lifts will also be installed to help improve accessibility.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Strategic Planning, and External Relationships, said: “VolkerFitzpatrick’s appointment means we can now get the job done for the residents of Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, Fobbing and Horndon on the Hill, as we continue to build the right infrastructure to support our residents and local businesses.”