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Senior Cost Control Analyst - Oil & Gas
  • Calgary work location
  • 12 month contract opportunity
  • Project Controls Specialist

Kelly Services is supporting our Energy sector client for a one year Senior Cost Control Analyst opportunity in their Calgary location. The successful candidate will provide total cost control guidance, governance and support functions on assigned projects related to engineering, procurement, project management and more. There could be occasional travel involved to other offices in Canada and the US. This is 12-month contract term to start.

Senior Cost Control Analyst / Project Controls Specialist

Primary Focus:

Senior Cost Control Analyst.  This position will be responsible for providing “Total Cost Control” guidance on 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 may also present the opportunity to have a supporting role in Schedule Control and other Project Controls Specialist functions.  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.



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.



  • 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.
  • Proficient in SAP, EcoSys, Excel, PowerPoint and Word with proven technical writing abilities.
  • 7 to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.




Interested? Click on the “Apply” button! Your resumé will be forwarded in confidence to a Kelly Services Recruiter. We will not share your personal information with our clients without your prior permission.


Please do not contact your local Kelly Branch as they are not responsible for this posting. This is through a separate division of Kelly Services Global Talent Solutions.


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Job Ref: CA762CKL000385
Submitted: 13-09-2019 01:51 PM
Location: Alberta - Calgary and area
Contact: Katherine Lalonde
Contact Phone: 1-844-880-0588

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