Project Controls Specialist IV

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1237658

Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Project Management

Job Type Contract

Date Added January 26, 2024

Airswift is seeking a Project Controls Specialist IV to work for one of our major Oil & Gas clients in Calgary, AB, on a 12-month contract with the possibility of being extended.

For assigned projects within the Capital Projects department, the Project Controls Specialist (PCS) is accountable for scheduling, integrated planning, cost control, progress tracking, and change management for engineering design, procurement, construction, and maintenance projects. Within the Project Services team, this position reports functionally to the Project Controls Team Lead and is assigned to work with project managers, project engineers, and construction managers, as required.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge in all phases of projects from conception to completion. In addition to the Company organization, this position will work closely with other entities such as contractors, suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors. Within Company’s and other organizations, this position interacts and coordinates between multiple stakeholders, including but not limited to Engineering, Quality Management, Construction Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Drilling & Completions, Subsurface, Finance, Contracts Administration, Procurement, Expediting, Transportation, and Logistics.


• Develop integrated project and program schedules by integrating plans from all functional groups, including but not limited to engineering, procurement, contracting, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, and start-up.
• Prepare alternative and what-if schedule scenarios for decision-making and recovery or work-around plans.
• Resource-load, level, optimize and “crash” schedules.
• Establish schedule baselines and re-baselines where required. Update schedule on routine basis.
• Support analysis of contractor bids including schedule/commercial normalization of various proposals.
• Maintain integrity of scope and quantity data as a basis for schedule management.
• Monitor, update, control and forecast projects schedules, committed, incurred, and invoiced costs.
• Track projects incurred and actual costs against budgets and forecasts in SAP and SiteView.
• Prepare reconciliations, monthly reports, trends, forecast at completion estimates, variance analysis, manpower profiles, spend profiles and project completion reports.
• Review and evaluate contractors’ change requests and participate in project change management and risk management reviews. Incorporate approved changes into schedules, baselines and budgets as needed.
• Review & Validate contractor and/or partner project schedules, progress reports, manpower plans, and installed quantities tracking to ensure alignment with incurred cost and forecast cost/schedule analysis.
• Assist the project team in forecasting spend for accrual purposes.
• Validate and release all invoices related to project activities in a timely and efficient manner.
• Assist in the processing of journal entries for financial accuracy.
• Work closely with cost estimating, risk management and functional leaders to develop integrated project schedules, progress, and analysis reports.
• Provide cost input to projects benchmarking and provide related metrics such as rates of progress and manpower densities.
• Provide input for projects estimating and risk assessments, to produce Cost Estimates and Schedule Risk Analysis. Apprise management of schedule conflicts, opportunities and risks across functional groups and facilitate improvements.
• Maintain a document trail to facilitate internal audits of project control systems.
• Write related procedures based on Canada CPMS (Capital Projects Management System) standards and procedures, as required.
• Support the project close-out process, as required.
• Other duties as required and directed by Project Controls Lead, Project Services Manager, Construction Manager and Project Manager.

Mandatory Qualifications

• Legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions.
• Expert hands-on work experience in using the Primavera P6 tool.
• Degree or Technical Certificate, or equivalent work experience.
• Strong hands-on experience with project accounting practices and principles.
• Minimum 10 years oil and gas industry experience in a Project Control role.
• Proficient in the use of SAP/S4 Hanna and MS Office suite.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Requirements

• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet tight deadlines.
• Strong technical, interpersonal and team working skills.
• Familiarity with AFE procedures and the project gate process.
• Experience with the typical project controls requirements within all types of contract agreements (cost reimbursable, lump-sum, unit rate and target price).
• Demonstrated analytical skills.
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Efficiently prioritize work to meet deadlines.
• SiteView experience is considered an asset.
• Knowledge of the risk management processes, including schedule risk analysis is considered and asset.

Work Schedule

• Monday to Friday, 8-hour shifts, 40 hours/week, with a hybrid work plan of 3 days working from the office and 2 days working from home.

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