Cost Controller IV

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1190917

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 28, 2023

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major E&P clients to seek for a Cost Controller IV to work in Houston, TX for a long-term assignment. 

Cost Control is a key project controls position responsible for administration of the cost control system on the project to include budget control, analysis of project commitments, development of the forecast at completion, administration, and control of the actual project expenditures on the assigned work packages. This position coordinates between multiple stakeholders, including but not limited to Engineering, Quality Management, Fabrication Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Contracts Administration, Procurement, Expediting, Transportation, Logistics, contractors, other cost/schedule team members to support timely and accurate cost reporting.


  • Collect, analyze, and report actual costs for the project monthly or as needed.
  • Collect and report the accruals.
  • Update monthly project forecast in the cost controls system.
  • Perform cost variance analysis.
  • Conduct contractor performance analysis with Planning/Scheduling team members.
  • Monitor assigned project budgets and contract commitments.
  • Create project requisitions.
  • Review and validate vendor invoices.
  • Review and validate contractor change requests.
  • Submit project change requests in the cost controls system.
  • Participate in development of the annual budgets for the project.
  • Participate in implementing cost controls system and processes.
  • Generate ad-hoc reporting upon request.
Basic Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience working on capital projects in the petroleum industry.
  • Demonstrable technical competency in the field of Project Controls and use of Project Controls systems including SAP and MS Office
  • Knowledge of Project Controls, Cost Engineering, Forecasting (Work in Progress/Earned Value), Accruals and General Accounting Preferred Requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of proprietary computer software systems used for project management, tracking, controlling, and reporting.
  • Scheduling/Planning experience, P6 knowledge
  • Willing and able to travel 25% of the time.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Requirements
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Collaborative interpersonal communication style.
  • Attention to details, high level of accuracy and high sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines.
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals.
  • Efficiently prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments.

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