cost control specialist - projects, Calgary

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Senior Cost Control Analyst / Project Controls Specialist
Calgary, Alberta

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A leader in energy industry in crude and natural gas transportation and gathering has an immediate need for a Senior Cost Control Analyst. This position will be responsible for providing “Total Cost Control” guidance, governance and support functions on assigned projects for Authorization for Expenditure components (engineering, procurement, construction, project management, support groups, contingency, escalation, etc.). This position will report directly to Supervisor, Project Controls, Core Gas Projects. The primary responsibility for this position will be to support the Cost Control. The position will also have a supporting role in Schedule Control and other Project Controls Specialist functions including Project Gating Control and Risk Control; however a smaller portion of the incumbent’s time will be spent on these disciplines versus Cost Control. Project assignments can range from less than one year / $1MM to multi-year $500+MM. The position is located in Calgary in a mainly office environment with occasional travel to other offices or project sites in United States and Canada.


• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university, preferably in Business Administration, Engineering or Construction Management.
• Completion of a Certified Cost Engineer (AACE's CCC/ CCE) or Project Management Professional credential (PMP) is preferred.
• Minimum 10 years of experience in performing cost and schedule management and other project controls functions over engineering, procurement, construction components on large capital projects, preferably in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Industrial and/or Power industries.
• Minimum 2 years of project scheduling experience in Primavera (P6).
• Proficient in SAP, EcoSys, Excel, PowerPoint and Word with proven technical writing abilities.
• Experience in developing, enhancing and implementing cost and schedule standards.
• Experience in using and enhancing cost controls tools and associated systems.
• Effective analytical skills with the ability to understand detailed workflows for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to respond to and anticipate information needs and present that information in a clear concise manner.
• Ability to effectively prioritize a heavy workload, bringing forward well-developed recommendations to the Project Management Team.
• Ability to work with low supervision and work effectively with others to achieve group results.
• Strong project management skills.
• Must be able to work with a team dispersed over multiple locations.


The Cost Control function is primarily responsible for cost controls, invoices, forecasting, and analyzing productivity factors and cost/schedule performance indices. Additional responsibilities are related to work extra authorizations and risk identification for the project. Also responsible for generating all monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly reports with intended audiences ranging from local project team members to senior level company executives and the Board of Directors.

Duties / Technical Expertise- Cost Control

• Provide support to the Project Manager, project team and project cost controls staff on how cost should be planned, tracked, measured, forecasted and reported during project execution and/or development. Monthly review of cost/cash flow forecasts with the Project Manager and extended project team to generate regular reporting requirements.
• Provide timely, accurate and relevant guidance, governance and support to projects on approved cost controls standards to manage Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) components including External Engineering services, Procurement of Material/Equipment, Construction services, internal cost, Allowance for Funds Used During Construction, Contingency, Escalation, etc.
•Maintain cost and schedule planning, tracking and reporting tools.
• Possess a solid understanding and application of Earned Value Management (EVM) principles and methodology in order to identify, analyze and report cost risks in a timely fashion.
• Manage continuous and collaborative communication with Project Managers and project cost controls teams to address project cost related needs.
•Monitor project reporting and identify deviations from standard reports. Assist project cost controls teams with timely and accurate data gathering and delivery issues.
• Participate and resolve any issues in execution of joint Cost, Schedule and Risk Health Checks to verify effective planning and implementation of cost processes.
•Take interest and actively participate in project meetings with vendors to understand and become familiar with changes in project status in order to provide assistance in the areas of cost.

If this sound like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, apply now!

Please note: All candidates are subject to Background, Reference, Drug and Alcohol test, and other checks. Although we appreciate all applications, only those that meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role. We thank you all for your interest.

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