Turnaround Cost Coordinator


About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Location: Sarnia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor

About this role: Turnaround Cost Coordinator

This role will be members of the Finance Planning & Capital team. The successful candidate will provide best cost control practices in partnership with the business to deliver turnaround event control plans and on-budget turnarounds.

This role will be working with both third-party contractors (engineering companies, vendors, contractors) and internal clients (Engineering, Projects, Finance & Reliability – Maintenance Turnaround CoE) and requires strong business partnering and communication skills to align with the needs of the individual project managers and Turnaround leadership.

These roles will support the team to:

  • Work with one set of best practices across the organization and have one way of doing business which enables us to effectively plan and execute turnaround investment events, as well as effectively allocating funds and prioritizing work.
  • Develop visibility, transparency, control, and alignment on Turnaround event management
  • Support Asset Roadmap, Strategy development & asset lifecycle economic assessments.
  • Alignment on planning timelines (Manufacturing assumptions, Capital ABP, Fixed cost plans)
  • Consistency & clarity on Capex VS Expense

Duration: Permanent, full-time

  • Provide Financial Planning & Analysis for the planning, execution and close out of turnaround events.
    • Includes: finalizing WBS and CBS in alignment with coding standard, manage budget attestation during the monthly reporting cycle, reviewing construction progress reports, ensuring allocations of dollars between capital and expense, and monitoring spend to Delegation of Authority.
  • Partner with the Turnaround Event Management Team to monitor and control cost by identifying issues early through variance reporting, while advising on recovery options and recommendations.
    • Includes integration with estimators, planners, and schedulers throughout each event to align schedule and cost for reporting and roll up to the event management team; completing and communicating probabilistic scenario analysis, and ensure the event management team understands implications of their decisions on cost; and working with procurement on resource and material contracts to ensure costs match actuals, cashflow, etc.
  • Support implementation of department initiatives striving towards continuous improvement, standardization, and improvement of integration across functions.


The successful candidate will possess a Technical, business, or equivalent related education (i.e., engineering or business/finance degree, Engineering technologist diploma), with at least eight years’ experience of cost control experience in engineering, construction, or project management. In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • (or be working towards) CPA or Cost Certification (i.e. AACE, Cost Engineering) or possess a PMP
  • Superior working knowledge of SAP
  • Thorough knowledge of Engineering, Supply Chain, Fabrication and Construction processes as part of project execution
  • Strong knowledge of plant equipment, materials, and construction processes
  • Excellent planning, time management, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with people from various disciplines to achieve goals
  • Experience on most common cost control software and superior experience with SAP, Excel
  • Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills with ability to plan, prioritize and deliver quality results
  • Team player with strong leadership and collaboration skills and the ability to effectively guide a project team

    One or more of the following credentials/educations are considered an asset:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business
  • Professional Engineer or equivalent technologist designation (P. Eng., P.L (Eng.) or CPA
  • Professional Management Professional (PMP)
  • Member of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), great to have but not mandatory


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Sapna Sharma
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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