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  • Job reference: RMS0157037

Site Cost Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Muskrat Falls
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/08/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/09/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
Reporting directly to Site Project Controls Lead (operationally), and to the LCP Lead Cost Controller (Functional), the Site Cost Engineer/Controller is expected to interact extensively with the Project Controls Team (site and home office), Project and Area Managers, Construction and Area Construction Managers, Package Engineers, Contract Administrators, Site Manager and Contractors. The Site Cost Engineer/Controller will be expected to work in a team environment as well as independently with direction from the Site Project Controls Lead.

As a member of the Project Management Team, the Site Cost Engineer/Controller is a support resource to the Site Project Controls Lead in providing support and providing project controls services to ensure Component cost management targets and objectives are fulfilled. The Site Cost Engineer/Controller will support the Site Project Controls Lead in execution of established processes and systems to ensure that accurate cost control information is provided on a timely basis. The Site Cost Engineer/Controller will be performing cost management functions related to the construction of the Muskrat Falls Generation Facility, the general scope of which includes: the Powerhouse and Intake, Spillway, Transition Dams, North and South Dams.

The duties and job functions of the Site Cost Engineer/Controller shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reviews all site issued purchase requisitions for goods and services to ensure that they are within the project scope, the approved budget, and that the correct cost coding has been assigned.
• Reviews Change Requests, Change Orders and potential changes with Package Engineer, Contract Administrator and Area Manager as applicable and recommends appropriate actions to the Site Project Controls Lead.
• Prepares regular periodic and ad-hoc cost reports for assigned commitment packages.
• Reviews payment certificates for approval.
• Performs analysis and initiates trends for all potential variations or risks related to assigned commitment packages.
• Performs incurred cost functions and analysis for assigned commitment packages.
• Prepares cost flows for assigned commitment packages.
• Reviews and performs analysis on the DANs, PCNs of the Change Management process related to the Component.
• Performs detailed analysis to estimate trends and forecast final cost for assigned commitment packages.
• Reviews Commitment Package reports (weekly, monthly, ad-hoc, etc.)
• Ensures system data and integrity maintained and up to date
• Other duties as assigned by the Site Project Controls Lead.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree in engineering/business administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Minimum (5) years experience in cost management on large engineering and construction projects with a focus on heavy civil and industrial projects. Site experience an asset.
• Additional years in other disciplines on Construction or Large Projects an asset.
• Knowledge of Cost Management best practices (AACEI, PMI, etc.).
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse work team.
• Experience in the use and application of cost management systems. Experience in PM+ or Prism is an asset.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Excel and MS Access.
• Commercially astute individual with a strong background in cost analysis.
• Experience in claims management and productivity analysis is an asset.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English).
• Experience working with (or for) large national and international construction

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Safety oriented.
• Be an active member in a highly dynamic team environment that has tight deadlines, high pressure and visibility, requiring accuracy, initiative and ability to multi-task
• Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate with team members.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Ability to plan work well, and to be well-organized.
• Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to Nalcor's vision and values.
• Solution oriented.
• Must be able to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with stakeholders.
• Ability to work 14/7 or 20/8 shift rotation in a site based environment.
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