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Cost Controller

  • Job reference: 933402
  • Location: Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 05/02/2021

Our Client, an international engineering and contracting company specialising in projects in the oil & gas and energy sectors are currently looking to recruit a Cost Controller, based in the Ross-shire area.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the cost control of your projects, referring to the Finance Manager and supporting the Project Manager of the projects with key insights into the project status. Furthermore, the Cost Controller will be:

  • Ensuring budget adherence for the projects
  • Assisting and developing all procedures in world class project controlling to create a solid platform for financial reporting
  • Handling day to day financial control of assigned projects

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of contracts/PO from clients and understanding the aspects affecting the projects economics
  • Control and verify the project costs through all phases of a project, in close cooperation with Project Manager, Construction Manager and discipline leads
  • Create invoice documentation and cost reports (client and internal) for distribution
  • Documentation and cost reports (client and internal) for distribution
  • Secure sales contracts are maintained (together with Bid Team and Project Managers) in IFS
  • Setting-up WBS (Work Book Structure) together with the Project Manager
  • Controlling of actuals, budgets/forecast and variations
  • Daily to weekly reporting of finances to project manager, ex. hours spent, procurement, or used cost compared to budget
  • Daily /weekly follow up with discipline leads to clarify status and plan for job packages, secure hours and costs are up to date according to the WBS
  • Gather final cost/ invoice documentation according to client requirements, work closely with client controlling & client PM in order to secure cost approval on weekly basis takes place and invoicing is performed timely and per commercial contract.
  • Conducting gross margin calculations & estimates, before, during and at the project end

Skills & Experience:

  • Controlling experience, preferably within the Oil & Gas / Energy sector or engineering industry
  • Strong capability within the use of ERP systems and, also in the use of all Microsoft Office programs, in particular Excel. Knowledge of IFS would be advantageous
  • Structured and targeted approach to all work tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Service minded and committed
  • Used to working to tight deadlines and producing high quality work
  • Strong at collaboration and communication

Candidates must be willing to travel in the UK and abroad when required.


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