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  • Job reference: RMS0127455

Project Cost Assistant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/07/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is a Leading Global Operator in the Oil and Gas Industry. This role is based in London reporting into and supporting the Lead Cost Estimator.

The Role:
The Project Cost Assistant will be assigned some specific responsibilities by the Lead Cost Engineer or Cost Manager for one or more contracts or scopes. The PCA will also be expected to assist the team in other areas of Work as and when required by the Lead Cost Engineer or Cost Manager.

The PCA should be flexible and open to undertaking a wide range of activities as required to assist the cost team as needs arise.

As part of the Project Services Team, the Project Cost Assistant will show behaviours necessary to deliver the team’s commitment to no accidents, no harm to persons and no damage to the environment.

Cost Control Responsibilities
• In relation to their assigned scope, the Project Cost Assistant will be responsible for some or all of the following as required by the Lead or Cost Manager:
• Responsible for monitoring the project budget associated with their scope, actual cost, value of work done and forecast cost.
• Assistance to the Lead Cost Engineer for monitoring and analysing cost data provided by contractors assigned to the project.
• Responsible for the creation and coding of all requisitions, and purchase orders within the company Purchase to Pay system; ensure all contracts and invoices are coded correctly; developing and maintaining all required cost logs and registers.
• Assist in maintaining the company's manpower plan, updating regularly and in a timely manner to incorporate the on-going changes to the plan and amend forecasts accordingly.
• Regularly meet with the relevant Budget Responsible Officer (BRO) to advise cost status, keep up to date on activities, discuss pending & potential change and agree monthly cost forecast , including phasing.
• Assist the Change Co-ordinator in processing Project Change Proposals and producing reports.
• Liaise with Finance team to ensure correct information is provided for forecast & accruals.
• Ensure use of applicable company Technical Practices and Project Services Bulletins.
• Ensure that lessons learnt and best practices from past and existing projects and operations are considered.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Proven experience working in the industry, ideally in a cost related role.
• Exposure or work experience in procurement/contracts would be advantageous.
• Exposure to or work experience in Management of Change.
• Very computer literate, ideally with high level Excel skills and competence in other Microsoft applications.
• Team orientated but able to work on own initiative when required.
• Confidence to deal with people at different levels including the Project Leadership Team (PLT).
• Previous exposure to the company systems would be advantageous.
• Ability and willingness to learn the company's systems and procedures.
• Ideally the candidate will be degree qualified but not essential.
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