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Subsurface & 20K Cost Controller

  • Job reference: 933501
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Project Controls
  • Date posted: 14/01/2021

Subsurface & 20k Cost Controller .

During this FEED phase, the position holder shall be responsible for managing the Wells and Drilling/Completion, the Geosciences and the 20K package costs through integration of cost data and cost control processes (i.e. cost reporting, forecasts, commitments, budgets, VOWD, variance analysis, contingencies, period close & reconciliation, earned value progress, trend analysis, etc.) and tools by working with project stakeholders (i.e. project management & leads, HQ, Finance & JVA, vendors & subcontractors, partners, etc.).

Overall responsibility for all Drilling & Wells, Geosciences and 20K package cost control activities including:

  • Review, monitor and analyze committed, expended, earned values, and forecasted costs for package against approved budget and approved changes
  • Stands together by coordinating with Project Team Leads to review data to ensure commitments, schedule requirements, and risk items are accurately represented in the project forecast
  • Prepare cost reports; ensure variances, incurred, committed, budgets, and forecasted costs are properly explained and communicated to the project team
  • Track use of contingency, management reserve, and approved changes to project budget
  • Analyze, track, and report project (or contract specific) financial KPIs, and communicate their status to the project team
  • Participate in project meetings when required; gather, prepare, and analyze data for Risk Assessments; ensure risk information is incorporated into the project forecast
  • Support contracts and procurements for bidding, tendering, contract selection, and change management as required
  • Manage procurement to pay process including ensuring invoices are paid timely
  • Document processes and procedures as required by project or HQ directives
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to forecasting and other project cost control methodologies and document as lessons learned
  • Promote a culture of safety, health, and environment
  • Participate in project digitalization to promote efficiencies, synergies, and simplification
  • The role will evolve into a package cost control role for the Project Execution phase.

The job holder will have to liaise actively with Project Management and related Drilling, Geosciences and 20K Package and Line Managers for the performance of the above duties.

The job holder is also accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSSE rules & requirements, with regards to the Company Ethics and "Code of Conduct" policy and for implementing and controlling these rules and requirements within the said area of responsibility.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree in Business management or similar

Minimum Experience:

5+ years of experience in major oil and gas project cost control

Required Skills /Certifications:

Deep water developments, Drilling & Completions, Geosciences knowledge and experience

Excellent organizational ability and commitment to meeting deadlines

Requires team spirit with ability to work closely with various stakeholders including but not limited to diverse international teams, vendors & subcontractors, affiliates, HQ, etc.

Strong communication and proficient presentation skills

Knowledgeable and experienced with cost engineering principles and methods including budgeting and forecasting, change management, management systems/procedures, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, Earned Value Systems and contingency management.


PMP, CPA, AACEi certification a plus

Language Requirements:

Fluent English required.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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