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HR Project Partners is currently accepting resumes for a Bilingual Cost Controller on behalf of one of our clients. The ideal candidate would have 5+ years’ relevant Cost Control experience in a project environment.  This position requires fluency in French and English.

This position is in Montreal, QC.  This is a contract for one (1) year with the possibility of an extension. Hybrid work between home and the Montreal office will be offered.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure that Budget is properly utilized for Work; Drive the Budget Change (i.e., Change Management) procedure to attain approval/funding for Work not included in the Control Budget.
  • Maintain cost stewardship files and registers to manage/track/report Control Budget utilization/transfers by WBS Cost Code (e.g., Allowance accounts).
  • Report on variances to the Control Budget. Execute contractor commitments with the prescribed Control Budget.
  • Identify ‘Trends’ impacting the Budget through analyzing cost information (reports and KPI’s) and interfacing with the Project Management Team and contractors.
  • Develop ‘Forecast at Completion’ based on approved budget changes and Trends.
  • Flag early signs of cost risk (e.g., ‘Watchlists’). Log Trends and Watchlists in the appropriate register; support team discussions for edits/additions.
  • Develop cost profiles in alignment with the Schedule. Provide periodic Time-Phased Budgets to Finance, report on variances to this Cost Baseline.
  • Interface and establish a relationship with contractor cost control team; work with contractor cost controller(s) to establish accurate and efficient project reporting and KPI's.
  • Review and analyze contractor cost reports to assess performance and forecast impacts; ensure contract cost reporting requirements are met. Evaluate proposed change orders; analyze/challenge legitimacy and accuracy of proposed cost impacts. Raise Purchase Requisitions and manage PO’s.
  • Assess incurred costs for various contract types considering money expended, the value of work done, earned value, rules of credit, progress between milestones, etc. Develop accruals for issuance to Finance.
  • Steward Budget and Forecast in Base Currency; Convert to CAD Equivalent at Project FX Rates. Monitor FX impacts to support required Budget Changes (re. FX Allowance).
  • Publish monthly Cost Reports based on prescribed templates (re. Approved Changes, Current Budget, Committed / Incurred / Expended costs, Trends, Forecast at Completion, Cost Curve - Profile vs. Baseline, Variance Analysis, KPI’s, etc.).
  • Drive the Cost Control function utilizing the defined WWRP Cost Control Procedure, Work Instructions, and systems (i.e. SAP, CMS, MS Excel).
  • Support the Change Management Procedure in consultation with the Change Management Coordinator.
  • Support estimating exercises in consultation with the Estimating Team (e.g., rebase line estimates; Small Estimate Form (SEF) Procedure).
  • Support Program Cost Control. Coordinate with the Cost Control Manager in supporting internal/external requirements/requests from various stakeholders (e.g., senior leadership, partners, Finance, SCM, etc.). Deliverable examples include the Program Cost Report, Annual Budget / Long Range Plan updates, AFE Supplements, SCM Contract Reports, materials for ad-hoc presentations/reviews with senior leadership and partners, etc.
  • Attend meetings with the Project Management Team, contractors, senior leadership, and partners to support discussions related to the responsibilities above; Drive presentations as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (Engineering; Business; P. Tech.)
  • 5+ years relevant Cost Control experience in a project environment.
  • Previous experience working within industrial and/or mining settings.

Knowledge, Skills, & Attributes:

  • Bilingual in French and English is mandatory.
  • Analytical, critical, and logical.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently with little direction and/or within a team environment;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to forecast, analyze and work under pressure;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities; and
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

How to Apply:

When submitting your application to HR Project Partners for this opportunity, please submit a PDF version and include the job number.

 About Us:

HR Project Partners Inc. (HRPP) is a Human Resources consulting company offering various services in Human Resources, both to individuals and to companies. One of those services is recruitment for companies on a provincial and national basis.

HR Project Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply directly to this job posting. For questions regarding the position, please feel free to email While HR Project Partners appreciates all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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Posted date :
March 13, 2023
Job nature :
Full Time

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