Project Controls Cost Lead


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About this role: Project Controls Cost Lead

Our Oil & Gas client in The Woodlands, TX is seeking a Lead Cost Controller for the Lump Sum Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Pre-Commissioning of a mega project in Qatar.

Industry: Oil & Gas / Petrochemical

Location: The Woodlands, TX / Qatar (This role will be based in The Woodlands, TX office until August 2023, at which time you will be expected to mobilize to Qatar until completion of the project in mid-2026)

Work Site: In-office (No remote opportunity available)

Work Type: W2 Contract

Schedule: 5 days/40 hours

Rate: Hourly with 1.5x overtime pay when applicable

Benefits: Medical / Dental / Vision / AD&D / Life / 401K with match


  • Manages all Cost Control, Forecasting, Analysis and Reporting activities for the Project as a member of the Company Project Management Team, executing a Lump Sum Contract
  • Reports directly to Project Controls Manager and interfaces with the Lead Planner/Scheduler and the Project Controls Specialists of the different Scopes (Early Works/Pipeline, Ethylene, Polyethylene)
  • Responsible for the processes and tools used for cost control of the Project, monitor and measure progress versus the Budget, and report and forecast Project cost and spending
  • Reviews the EPC Contractor submitted invoices and Earned Value; validates cost reports submitted by analyzing Contractor deliverables as transmitted thru the Master Document Registry (MDR) or other means for analysis and measurement; and validate payment milestones by Contractor for invoicing
  • Performs analysis and offers corrective actions for meeting planned spending
  • Initiates appropriate action when total forecast indicates allocated funds will be exceeded
  • Maintains Project overall change management program, information and log; Reviews and processes
  • Contractor’s Notices of Variation Work; Validates cost estimates
  • Supports the Project during the contract changes/claims process providing the cost impact analysis
  • Reviews Contractor’s weekly and monthly reports; supports developing the overall monthly report


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Project Cost Controls
  • 15+ years of industry experience, 7 to 10 years in Project Cost Controls
  • Mega project experience required
  • Work experience in Middle East preferred


Why work through Brunel? We start with competitive rates, a comprehensive benefits package and a 401k. With our industry insights and recruiter expertise, we are ideally placed to help you get the contract that best suits you. With Brunel you will gain experience and expertise, building on your skills and developing your career further.

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How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Angela Tran via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Angela Tran
Brunel USA - Houston

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