Cost Control Specialist

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Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

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Job description

Our client, a major Canadian natural gas company, is seeking someone for the Cost Control Specialist position to work within their facilities located in Chatham, ON.

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily and weekly tracking and reconciliation of Alliance Partner (AP) contractor costs based on source documents (i.e. timesheets) in accordance with Engineering Construction processes and procedures
  • Review AP invoices and Tracking/Forecasting reports for proper collection of incurred costs and accruals
  • Review all 3rd party invoices (accruals) incurred by APs and ensure they are up to date.
  • Cross reference for duplication
  • Run CARS reports to verify all approved invoicing has been properly billed by APs
  • Interfacing with project managers and contractors to promptly resolve AP invoices discrepancies
  • Arrange weekly Project Controls meeting with AP and Project Managers and take meeting minutes
  • Prepare AP project Close-out forms and AP Change Orders for Project Managers
  • Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of NDE costs (i.e. Acuren).
  • Track costs against P.O. limits
  • Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of geotechnical, electrical, third party engineering studies, as required.
  • Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of internal costs through SAP (i.e. SMC, lands, first nations)
  • Weekly tracking and on-going reconciliation of inspection costs (i.e. TES)
  • As required, run by-weekly BPC report to update project actual costs for O&M and Integrity Capital accounts
  • As required, run BPC reports to update project actual costs for turnkey projects
  • Preparation of weekly and up-to-date budget and variance reports, as requested by Project Manager


  • Proficient in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data and analysis
  • Maintain positive working relationship with project managers and APs
  • Capability to handle multiple projects in established deadlines while managing priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • College/University degree diploma in Business Administration or Accounting strongly preferred
  • Experience working on construction projects in the utilities or oil & gas sectors
  • Working knowledge of cost control tools