Cost Specialist

Job Title: Cost Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Chatham, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-03-14
Reference: BH-104217
Contact Name: Courtney Blazevic
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2019 16:07

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, is currently seeking two (2) Cost Specialists in Chatham, Ontario. The ideal candidate will be local to the Chatham, ON area. No LOA or accommodations are available at this time. 

• Daily and weekly tracking and reconciliation of Alliance Partner (AP) contractor costs based on source documents (i.e. timesheets) in accordance with Engineering Construction processes and procedures. 
• Review AP invoices and Tracking/Forecasting reports for proper collection of incurred costs and accruals. 
• Review all 3rd party invoices (accruals) incurred by APs and ensure they are up to date. Cross reference for duplication. 
• Run CARS reports to verify all approved invoicing has been properly billed by APs. 
• Interfacing with project managers and contractors to promptly resolve AP invoicing discrepancies. 
• Arrange weekly Project Controls meeting with AP and Project Managers and take meeting minutes. 
• Prepare AP project Close-out forms and AP Change Orders for Project Managers. 
• Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of NDE costs (i.e. Acuren). Track costs against P.O. limits 
• Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of geotechnical, electrical, third party engineering studies, as required. Track costs against P.O. limits 
• Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of internal costs through SAP (i.e. SMC, lands, first nations) 
• Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of Inspection costs (i.e. TES) 
• As required, run by-weekly BPC report to update project actual costs for O&M and Integrity Capital accounts 
• As required, run BPC report to update project actual costs for turnkey projects 
• Preparation of weekly and up-to-date budget and variance reports, as requested by Project Manager 

• Proficient in Excel 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data and analysis. 
• Maintain positive working relationship with project managers and APs (Aecon Utilities and NPL Canada). 
• Capability to handle multiple projects in established deadlines while managing priorities and stakeholder expectations. 

• College/University degree diploma in Business Administration or Accounting strongly preferred 
• Experience working on construction projects in the utilities or oil & gas sectors 
• Working knowledge of cost controls tools

Job Reference # 104217