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Project Cost Controller

  1. Mississauga
  1. Nuclear


Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Cost Controller is responsible for successfully executing cost control activities on a variety of engineering projects of different size in accordance with the project priorities within the budget and on schedule. This role is responsible for monitoring, updating and analyzing project cost, reporting on cost variances and supporting the schedule reviews.  Cost Controller requires knowledge and awareness of both planning and cost control activities. 


General duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Open and setup a group of projects, monitor, control and report their performance through the whole project life cycle according to the company procedures and general project control practices
  • Control project cost accounts, coordinate their opening and closing according to the schedule and project status
  • Manage whether a proper progress measurement is in place for all project activities through the whole project cycle
  • Propose solutions on matters that could prevent meeting the project objectives and provide recommendations to optimize the overall project cost
  • Provide timely and accurate cost report updates at the end of each reporting period for the project control accounts to warrant proper monthly cost report
  • Provide regular reports on project cost status and cost deviations and recommend remedial actions
  • Provide regular reports on project time accumulation, analyse time budget variances, recommend remedial actions
  • Provide input to client reporting as per contract requirements
  • Prepare forward looking project and business cash flow forecasts
  • Coordinate change management process on the project
  • Report on the areas of concern that could prevent meeting the project objectives
  • Interface with other project controls staff including cost controllers and planners to maintain an integrated cost-schedule project control system
  • Interface with planners on the deliverables’ progress to update estimate-to-complete
  • Present to team members as required
  • Collaborate with Financial Shared Services Centre (FSSC) to initiate, review and issue client invoices
  • Special assignments, ad hoc reports and other related duties as required


  • Proficient in MS office suite software, with emphasis on Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Oracle 12 Project Management
  • Ability to learn new software as per the company standards
  • Knowledge of project management techniques (i.e., critical path method, progress measurement and earned value technique) and experience in cost monitoring, analyzing and reporting
  • Good organizational skills are required with attention to details
  • Ability to establish priorities and work under pressure to meet project deadlines
  • Working knowledge of the general project controls policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of regular financial processes, preferably in construction or engineering projects is an asset
  • Solid report writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Effective problem solving skills with a results oriented approach
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with staff, build and maintain good working relationships with Project Controls team


  • Must have relevant post-secondary diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum five years of relevant cost control experience, experience in engineering and construction projects environment would be required

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences. 

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