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Site Project Control Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Fort McMurray
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/11/2012
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
** This is a site-based role on the owners' team, 14 day on / 7 day off rotation **


The Site Project Controls Engineer is responsible all aspects of the EPC Site project control and reporting, including project change management, estimate development, cost control, progress measurement, schedule development and schedule control.

Responsibilities and duties:

1. Provide overall project cost, schedule, estimating, progress measurement, and change management leadership and expertise
• Participate in kick-off meetings with the EPC contractor and PMT to ensure common understanding of cost, schedule, estimating, progress measurement, and change management requirements
• Conduct briefing sessions for project team members with respect to project control requirements and processes
• Communicating priorities for new and ongoing estimating, planning and cost control activities
• Interfaces with other Project Services related Functions such as Contract Management, Procurement, Controllers and Document Control
• Cooperate with IPR teams and post audit activities with respect to project services functions
• Participate in gathering and recording lessons learned for the project

2. Supporting PMT and Cost Stewards with ongoing project cost and schedule analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and Change Management.
• Develop and document Control Estimates, Schedules and Budgets (annual and multi-year), and ensuring that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope
• Analyze cost and schedule trends, develop and review cost and schedule forecasts
• Prepare monthly cost reports (budgets, forecasts, expenditures, commitments)
• Maintain ongoing cost vulnerability/cost reduction opportunities database
• Review Controller's monthly Stewardship Report for actual invoice bookings
• Develop monthly estimates of Work-In-Place (WIP) for Company and 3rd-party costs
• Administers the project change control process for their Stewardship area
• Develop monthly expenditure and commitment forecasts
• Monitor and report on cost and schedule implications of changes
• Participate in contract commercial bid evaluations (as required)
• Participate in developing Contract Price Budgets and Contract Control Schedules and Milestones
• Support preparation of Advance Commitment or Full Funding estimates and budgets
• Interface with Controllers regarding AFEs/budgets and invoices
• Respond to ad hoc requests from PMT related to Controls/Reporting

3. Monitoring and appraising the performance of Contractor's Site in the areas of cost, progress and schedule control.
• Examine and evaluate the Contractor’s cost and schedule control organization, plans, performance and procedures
• Review and, where appropriate, endorse schedule, progress and cost Baselines and forecast prepared by contractors
• Analyze cost, schedule and progress trends developed by contractor
• Review and endorse progress measures reported by the contractor
• Review cost and schedule bases of contractor's Change Proposals - review and endorse Change Orders - monitor, analyze and report contractor invoices
• Assist site management in developing/reviewing cost and schedule corrective actions and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are implemented.

4. Maintain regular contact with Cost and Schedule organization in the Project and the Company Functional Organization.
• Maintain close liaison with other members of the Cost and Schedule organization and Company Function
• Roll-up cost and schedule information and monthly reporting to the Sub-project Controls Lead

General Requirements

The individual filling this role usually has broad experience in project management and business controls. The candidate must have leadership and personnel management skills, and strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
 Project controls principles, theories, and concepts
 Large Company practices, processes, and expectations with respect to project controls
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business Administration with relevant experience, or 5+ years experience in the oil and gas industry
• 3+ years of project controls experience with a relatively uniform mix of cost and schedule control achievements
• Upstream / Pipeline / Offshore Engineering, Procurement, and Construction experience, experience in work performed at the Site preferred
• Experience in managing relevant contracts (Lump Sum vs. Reimbursable)
• Willing to work overseas in a team environment
• Fluency in English
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