Project Cost Controller

Vacancy number • PUB408225

Project Cost Controller

  • Qatar
  • Closes 12 June
  • 54 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Qatar

What is required?

  • hours per week: 54
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024


  • Job Holder will be involved in non- technical costs of the projects under Major Projects that would be executed in parallel over the period of 5 to 10 years.
  • The Job holder will be based in Major Projects premises in Doha office.
  • Should be responsible for the running cost model's update and ongoing improvement.
  • To prepare/revise and distribute the cost Centre’s comprehensive budgets.
  • In-charge of the project's non-technical cost reporting, monitoring of allotted expenses, time tracking, and monitoring of the activities involved in processing invoices and their associated KPI reports.
  • Review, control, and update the MP SAP user’s memo and coordinate with MP admin /SAP team for any update.
  • The Job holder belongs to the Major Projects and reports directly to Senior Project Cost controller.

About this role

  • Promote & comply with applicable safety instruction and other Company HSE procedures in all activities.
  • Carry out work in compliance with Company values and policies, relevant laws, and regulations, agreed Company priorities and objectives, Company standards and procedures and good industry practices.
  • Treat all information obtained during the course of the work with confidentiality.
  • The Job holder must be willing to participate in crisis response training and to assist during emergency response situations if required.
  • Budget:
    • To prepare for review dedicated yearly and LOP forecasts data for the package.
    • To prepare for review the detailed annual budget and updates in liaison with various internal entities and disciplines leads.
    • To participate in the presentation and to defend the budget performance as required.
    • To control budget availability for each commitment.
    • To ensure budget control, highlight current trends and to justify variances between Forecast and Budget.
    • To establish register, to update, monitor and control the commitments, expenditure incurred and forecast for all contracts and purchase orders managed by Major Projects.
    • To perform specific Cost Analysis.
    • To provide input to the PALM (SAP) system, with regard to commitments, payment schedules, invoicing, time sheets and cost control issues, as required.
    • Liaise with the COMPANY Finance entity to ensure that G&A and other common costs are charged fairly to the Major Project budgets.
  • Closure:
    • To prepare the monthly closure and make sure accruals done in PALM system are in accordance with current project(s) progress.
    • To prepare all necessary documents as necessary for compliance regarding accruals.
  • Cost reporting:
    • To issue a detailed internal and external monthly cost report (Trends, Areas of Concern, Budget Variance analysis, Commitment/Expenditure figures, forecast at completion etc.) with comments and advise Project/Package Management on cost over-runs in a timely manner.
    • To ensure correct and auditable records of all matters with Project expenditures, contracts, budgets, cash flows, forecasts, etc.
    • To supervise the contractors and suppliers’ cost control activities.
    • To deliver monthly cash forecasts for the perimeter.
  • Invoicing:
    • To implement an efficient invoicing process and comprehensive control of the services to company.
    • To check and monitor invoices, in liaison with the COMPANY accounting department to enable timely payment of invoices.
  • Organization:
    • To develop, communicate and implement procedures to ensure the efficient organization and operation of the Project budget and cost control activities.
    • To advise, during project setup post award, contractors on key commercial requirements (invoicing format and submission, cost reporting etc.).
    • To anticipate additional requirement for cost control support during execution of the project(s).
  • General:
    • To promote cost consciousness within the entity.
    • To ensure confidentiality is being kept as per sensitive data.
    • To liaise with internal and external auditors for cost justification.
    • To prepare the required cost recovery related documentation.
    • To liaise actively with the COMPANY Finance entity for all matters related to cost and accounting as required (Commitments, invoice processing and payment, accruals, payment claims and disputes.).
    • To carry out any other duties or tasks that may be assigned by hierarchical superiors.


  • Degree in Economics are equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar activities for oil & gas projects.
  • Advanced knowledge & experience in the use of relevant computer systems (SAP, BW, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Power Query, Power BI).
  • Fluency in English.


  • Salary:
    • Day Rate in USD Plus Allowance
  • Work Schedule:
    • 9 Hours / 6 Days
  • Duration:
    • 30-JUNE-2026, renewable
  • Location:
    • Qatar

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If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Namitha Sambhram Aivalli quoting publication number: PUB408225

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