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Planner / Cost Controller

  1. Burnaby
  1. Clean power

Planner / Cost Controller

SNC Lavalin is one of the largest engineering-construction firms performing work in Canada and internationally and ranks among the top ten in the world. We provide high-quality engineering, procurement, construction, project management and project financing in various business sectors, and in the ownership, operation and maintenance of infrastructure.

As part of the SNC-Lavalin group of companies, SNC Lavalin’s Power, Grid and Industrial Solutions provides Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Services for power generation, delivery, automation and digitalization in North America and abroad.

The planner and cost controller will be reporting to Project Controls Manager and required to produce a variety of regular and ad-hoc reports in support of our project planning and cost control initiatives. Working closely with all functional departments, the planner and cost controller plays a key role in ensuring that SNC-Lavalin policies, procedures, and standards are adhered to.


Planning and Scheduling

Lead the development of project schedules and identify product and service activities during project execution.
Develop and apply work breakdown structures.
Aggregate information from engineers, subcontractors, owners, and others to create an integrated master schedule.
Identify critical paths using critical float path analysis.
Create graphics including Gantt charts, activity network diagrams, time-scaled logic diagrams, and histograms.
Establish and manage a project performance management system using baseline information in the estimate and schedule to determine earned value.
Work with project management to set goals, objectives, and success factors and analyze project status.
Assess progress measurement and develop/update progress curves for project reporting.
Prepare project schedules based on defined project execution philosophies.
Maintain and update schedules and forecasts to reflect the project changes and trends.

Cost Control

Perform the recasting of the project estimate into the Project Budget.
Create cost items and assign cost items to procurement items.
Ensure that all procurement packages have been assigned a Budget, correctly cost coded and that the total assigned Budget for all packages is in balance with the Total Project Budget.

Coordinate project changes and maintain the project change register.
Perform the preparation and maintenance of the variations register to ensure proper coding and Budget allocation.

Add interface and integrate cost data with financial data, commitment tracking, and charge number management to the cost section.
Coordinate the progress reporting of purchase and construction contracts in order to calculate accruals for period-end reporting.
Coordinate the forecast of final cost for all procurement packages pre- and post-award based on cost trends and other forecasting methods.

Ensure integrity of the database and run the monthly cost accounting and forecasting reports.


Bachelor’s in engineering (preferably Civil Engineer) from a recognized university is required.

5 to 7 years of related project scheduling and cost control experience is required.

Proficiency with Primavera (P6) and MS Project is a MUST.

Proficiency with EcoSys is an asset.

Work experience in an EPC/EPCM environment on Hydro projects is an asset.
Full fluency in written and verbal English is required.


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