St. John's, NL

The Cahill Group is currently recruiting a Cost Control Specialist to join our collaborative Project Controls team in St. John’s, NL. As a Cost Control Specialist, you play an integral role in monitoring cost control measures on assigned projects. Your positive collaboration style will allow you to perform as a key member of our multi-disciplinary team, and your thorough knowledge of cost control and forecasting will allow you to identify and propose improvements to company project control procedures. As a Cost Control Specialist, you possess excellent written and verbal communication skills which will allow you to build strong, professional relationships with our key clients, contractors, and project teams. This will be a permanent position, working Monday to Friday in our corporate office.

What will you do?

  • Implement approved cost control procedures for each assigned project.
  • Working with a Planner, ensure cost control coding structure is aligned with the project control schedule and client/contract requirements.
  • Ensure project dashboards and other reports are issued on time, accurate and in a consistent format to meet project deadlines.
  • Notify management if specific projects are not meeting the expected cost performance.
  • Participate in project management reviews and provide support to Project Managers as required.
  • Establish Project Control budget and objective progress measurement system.
  • Ensure accurate costing is recorded to appropriate cost code.
  • Actively manage changes to scope and cost using the ERP and Project Controls software.
  • Spearhead production of weekly and monthly reports including productivity reports, forecasts, etc. to influence project to achieve targets
  • Ensure commercial contract obligations with respect to the client and company are met.
  • Ensure invoices are in line with the contract agreement and all A/R processes for the business are properly being followed.
  • Other duties as required.

What will you bring?

  • Approximately 5 years’ experience in a construction related industry with specific experience in project management, cost control and planning.
  • A Bachelor of Engineering and/or a Business degree, or an equivalent education and experience would be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Positive collaborative work style and the ability to work well within a multi-discipline team.
  • Detailed knowledge of cost control, cost forecasting and project scheduling.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Accounting Software and working knowledge of project planning software (Primavera P6 or equivalent).

The Cahill Group is one of the largest multi-disciplinary construction companies in Canada. Cahill is building the future of oil and gas, mining, hydro, and social infrastructure on some of the largest construction and fabrication project sites in the country. People really are at the heart of everything we do. So, we will always put the health, well-being, and safety of our people above all. We take care of our people, through investment, training, competitive compensation, health plan benefits, and unique programs to support the health and well-being of you and your family.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates a work environment that is supportive, engaging and rewarding. We welcome, recognize, and celebrate diverse backgrounds, cultures, demographics, perspectives, and experiences within our team. Being you at The Cahill Group is what makes us stronger and enables innovation and creativity in meeting tomorrow’s challenges. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit a diverse and talented workforce.

If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location St. John's, NL
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