Senior Cost Controller

Posted 19 August 2023
Salary Competitive Hourly Rate
Job type Contract
DisciplineRenewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameHannah Waters

Job description

​The Senior Cost Controller is a role within the Cost Control team, part of the Project Controls team. The project is in an advanced permitting and procurement stage, has an estimated total CAPEX above $8,000 millions and is organized in packages that take care of the main contracts the Project team is responsible to procure, coordinate, manage and execute until start of commercial operation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strong liaison with the package managers to ensure the determination on the committed expenditure and update/interrogate current budget assumptions.

  • Implement and ensure cost control processes to report on estimates, expenditures and cost commitments accurately.

  • Prepare monthly forecast update, reconciliation, and reports within project procedure including variance cost analysis reporting.

  • Support the Project budget request process.

  • Monitoring of purchase requisitions, purchase orders, accruals and goods received (GRN’s), raised in its majority by the Packages; as well as closing down PO’s in SAP.

  • Coordinate and lead the month-end Value of Work Done (accruals/prepayments) process.

  • Support and maintain the invoice control process with the relevant package managers

  • ·Create and Maintain WBS structures, AO’s

  • Provide ad-hoc ‘cost control’ support to the Project.

  • ·Support Management of consultancy framework agreements: Control invoices, cumulative spent and identify when a call-off has expired.

  • ·Support additional call-offs when needed with the support from contracts and legal departments.

  • Manage the internal change control process for packages under purview, identifying opportunities and early warnings on any potential deviation.

  • Liaise with the Cost Control Senior Manager, Project Controls Director, Project Planning team, Risk Manager and Change Manager in order to understand project issues and anticipate (and mitigate) their impact on the project's budget.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5 years of experience in project cost and forecasting

  • Experience on large EPC projects in sectors such as Renewable energy (wind, solar and energy storage), other Energy sectors or Infrastructure projects.

  • Experience with SAP ERP system

  • Proficiency using IT applications such as MS Office, Advanced user of Excel, Document Management Systems

  • Ability to work with global team members and cultures.