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Senior Cost Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/07/2011
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Job Title: Senior Cost Specialist
Job Location: St. John's
Duration: 18-24months
Residency: CDN

The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, seeks expertise for offshore mega-projects in Canada.

This opportunity is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. First consideration will be given to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Role:
• Providing detailed high-quality cost reporting and analysis services to the Project Manager.
• Assisting in setting up and maintaining work and cost breakdown structures.
• Preparing forecasts and cost trends/reports and monitoring cost and budget forecasts.
• Reporting and analysing deviations, cost under runs and overruns, commitments, incurred costs and accruals.
• Involvement in project change control and management.
• Working closely with the project manager, project engineers, engineering leads, estimators and planners.
• Liaising with customer personnel in resolving issues and queries related to project costs.
• Liaising with project accountants to reconcile the cost report to client billings.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
• Team player with excellent inter-personal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
• Strong and effective organization and planning skills
• Numerate with strong commercial acumen
• 5-10 years experience in cost or estimating positions in the oil and gas industry, particularly on major projects
• Experience of cost reporting and financial accounting systems, especially Oracle
• Technical understanding of brown-field EPC projects and how they are implemented

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Kirsty Wiik at Fircroft on +1 709-738-2855
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