Cost Controller / Project Controls Specialist

Deer Park, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1238667

Location Deer Park, Texas, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 20, 2024

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Our major client is seeking a Cost Controller/Project Controls Specialist to work within their facilities located in Pasadena, TX, for a 12-month assignment (subject to extension).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing project control strategies and plan to monitor progress, costs, and schedules on specific assigned projects
  • Overall project reporting as defined in project controls and project management guidelines
  • Identifying and communicating deviations from project plans to the project manager and team as well as recommending corrective actions
  • Preparing project cost and schedule forecasts
  • Communicating and coordinating with project team, including schedule analyst, construction coordinator, process and discipline engineers to accurately plan and forecast project spending
  • Formulating project completion forecasts and trend analysis
  • Earned Value Management analysis of project performance
  • Reviewing and appraising all requests for changes on contracts (Change Orders)
  • Monitoring contractor staffing and equipment expenditures on contracts, notifying the project controls manager and project manager of any staffing issues, and reporting equipment expenditure status to the project manager
  • Monitoring installed quantities
  • Analyzing contractor claims for additional costs
  • Reviewing contractor invoices
  • Generating and monitoring project tracking metrics
Required Skills:
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP project management reports for actual and committed spending
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel for cost model management and reporting graphs
  • Advanced working knowledge of Primavera P6 for schedule management
  • Knowledge of AACE cost management best practices
  • Knowledge and application of earned value and other monitoring techniques
  • Knowledge of risk management processes and techniques
  • Working knowledge of enterprise portfolio and project management systems (Prism, Contruent, Ecosys, etc.) preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Project Management, Finance, or a related field (MBA a plus)
  • Proven experience in project controls, cost management, and scheduling within the chemical industry
  • At least 5 years project controls experience required; 10-15 years preferred
  • AACE CCP, EVP, and/or PSP certification preferred

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