Cost Lead - Scotford Refinery
What's the role -
To Cost Lead will be responsible of the the delivery of standard, consistent and robust cost management frameworks and procedures to projects and/ or turnaround (TA) events. Accountabilities can be summarized as follows:
Support the delivery of consistent but appropriate cost management structures for a portfolio of small to medium-sized projects and/ or medium to mega complexity turnaround events.
Assist with the roll-out of the Company standard tools and processes and apply them on projects and/or turnaround events.
Support the implementation of project Cost Breakdown Structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.
Assist in the preparation of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Assist in the generation of accurate monthly cost reports, including variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done (VOWD), and management of changes against approved Investment Proposals (IPs).
Assist in analysis of trends.
Support implementation of Earned Value Management process.
Maintain and promote realism in the cost forecasts in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project/turnaround teams.
Maintain consistency in cost basis through rigorous adherence to the controls processes.
Full responsibility for establishing, managing and delivering Cost Controls activities on a portfolio of projects with annual spend of $200M+/year or medium sized (i.e., >$80M) turnaround events.
Direct interface with mainly internal stakeholders, such as Project Managers, Project Engineers, Turnaround Execution team, Cost Estimators, Schedulers, Planners, Contracting & Procurement team, Finance, Operations, EPC contractors, as well as, site field contractors.
Highly demanding and fast paced job, particularly during turnaround execution.
Balancing and delivering results with the stated goal of “no surprises”.
Maintain strong relationships with entire team during times of high energy and stress.
Effective stakeholder engagement is critical.
Skills and Requirements
What we need from you -
Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
Engineering degree and/or certification as a Cost Controller or equivalent experience.
Minimum five (5) years cost control experience in the energy sector.
Extensive experience in turnaround or project controls.
Works effectively in a team environment and builds consensus.
Working knowledge of a broad range of cost controls systems, tools, and practices specifically in the oil & gas industry.
Computer skills – SAP, Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), Forecaster (considered an asset), Primavera (considered an asset).
Strong leadership, communication, and presentation skills.
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