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Project Controller (Intermediate)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Charleston, West Virginia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/07/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Time left:
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    (10/08/18)
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The Role:
Core Responsibilities:
- Provide active cost management reporting and governance of projects/programs from initiation to completion.
-Create, maintain and manage cost forecasting/reporting systems to ensure accuracy and visibility of project estimates and budgets to project scope/objectives.
-Create and analyze change management documents to govern project costs and objective variances.
- Forecast costs to completion based on trends including productivity measurements, labour rate analysis, commitments, management of change, schedule impacts and material cost variance.
- Update, maintain and analyze project commitments, cost flow, and expenditures while also supporting monitoring, reviewing and analysis of cost, schedule, earned value and associated reporting;
- Track, report and analyze project/program performance and costs from initiation to completion.
Establish and report project/program metrics and benchmarks.
Assess and document trends and risks of the project/ program as related to costs/schedule.
- Develop and maintain financial reporting (weekly/monthly). Collaborate and communicate with internal (Project Managers, business analysts, project administrators) and external stakeholders (vendors) throughout the project cycle to ensure transparency of project costs and trends.

Decision Making:
Makes decisions and recommendations relating to general policy and project governance issues using established guidelines, procedures or policies, within authorized limits. Operates at a higher level of independence, engaging senior colleagues when required.

Duties:
Responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing project cost and performance data to establish performance metrics in support of effective and proactive control of project costs and forecasting.
Prepares forecasts, trending reports and governs commitment to budget and forecast. Reports on deviations throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Liaises with Project Managers, internal and client personnel regarding project control activities.
Considered a fully qualified Project Controller, May be tasked to provide guidance to junior staff within appropriate limits.
Recommends alternatives and solutions to routine and somewhat complex problems.

Qualifications and Education:
* Degree/technical degree required; Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management degree preferred
* Experience with cost control concepts and practices on capital projects
* Proven supportive team member who helps oversee, lead, advise and motivate a work team.
* Exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization
* Knowledge and some experience with project and portfolio management processes, policies and principles
* Experienced with Excel spreadsheets, word processing and database software; proficient in use of PC; willingness to use and learn current and future systems/applications
* Knowledgeable and experienced with cost engineering principles and methods including budgeting and forecasting, change management, management systems/procedures, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, Earned Value Systems and contingency management
* Written, verbal, presentation and electronic communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of the Project Controls and Project Management organization effectively
* Maintains on going, positive presence with project team members, other stakeholders, and outside entities, i.e. Construction Contractors, vendors, through professional communications; able to work toward resolution of situations with all parties
* Ability to analyze project cost data/status and to communicate those findings to Project Management
* Ability to receive and work with guided supervision
* Working knowledge of how to assess the relationship between cost and schedule data; communicates that assessment to Project Management, supervisors, and other members of the Project Team
* Working knowledge of how to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and their cost impact
* Working knowledge of the principles of version control and the change management processes
* Ability to work well with all levels of the Company, especially within the Project Team as well as contract personnel to facilitate the accomplishment of project work; must be able to process information and make decisions under stress, obtaining project management buy-in on those decisions
* Organized and able to manage varied tasks and identify appropriate prioritization for timely execution
* Team player; interpersonal and collaboration skills
* Must be results oriented and possess sound problem solving skills
* Requires an aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy, precision and logic
* Ability to work independently and on teams
* Willingness to travel as needed
* Provides high level of quality of cost reports and forecasts
* Experience with Microsoft Desktop software, Windows, Word, Excel, and Power Point

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