Cost Lead

Fort Saskatchewan - Alberta - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Cost Lead for our client, an Oil and Gas company in Fort Saskatchewan, to join their team. This is a 2 year contract position.

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Marieke Bravo, Account manager

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About this role


  • Support the delivery of consistent and appropriate cost management structures/tools/processes for the Asset Productivity project;
  • Assist with the development of project controls plans for the Asset Productivity project in compliance with Downstream Recommended Practices and in alignment with Planning, Finance and Contracting & Procurement (C&P) processes;
  • Assist the development and implementation of CBS (Cost Breakdown Structure) for the Asset Productivity project in alignment with IPA cost definitions, the estimate breakdown, and Primavera WBS (as applicable). Set up SAP Blueprint (Upgrader) and GSAP (Refinery/Chemicals) with project CBS and budget information accordingly;
  • Support implementation of Cost Control Processes: Embed and maintain in Shell and Contractor processes; Commitment capture, VOWD (Value of Work Done), Cost forecasting/phasing and Earned Value consistent with Shell procedures. Establish Cost Report content and frequency, prepare and conduct budget holder reviews, and publish. Support C&P group by providing detailed cost and performance analysis;
  • Direct interface with mainly internal stakeholders, such as Project Engineers, Project Managers, Project Development Engineers, Construction Field Leads, Site Contractors, Site Business Opportunity Manager (BOM), C&P, Finance, and EPC contractors;
  • The ability to work in a flexible, diverse team environment, which is a collection of various technical disciplines, stakeholders and contractors at all levels of the organization, is essential;
  • Monitor the work hour consumption and associated cost of the Contractor activities against the contractual targets such that potential deviations are identified and the appropriate corrective actions are taken. Conduct field walks or reviews as needed to validate physical progress and productivity;
  • Interface with contractors to ensure consistency in cost reporting and challenge & review contractor’s VOWD, commitments, earned value, forecasts and deviations;
  • Deliver accurate and high-quality monthly Latest Estimate Forecast for the Asset Productivity project;
  • Assist in the maintenance of Change/Trend and Contingency Management: ensure that appropriate changes/trends are reflected in the regular cost forecast updates. Prepare forecasts and review with budget holders. Establish linkage between Change/Trend Management and Contingency Management, perform the Contingency drawdown and ensure accurate current status is reflected in reports;
  • Assist Cost Reporting: generation of accurate monthly cost reports, including variances from the plan on commitment, value of work done, management of changes and currency fluctuations against approved Authorities For Expenditure (AFEs);
  • Participate and comply with all safety programs.

About you


  • Engineering/Technologist Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Engineer or equivalent experience;
  • 4 years refinery or petrochemical industry experience in cost engineering / cost controls;
  • Experience in Cost Engineering / Cost Controls positions;
  • Stakeholder Engagement is critical;
  • Works effectively in a Team environment and build consensus;
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of Project Controls systems, tools, and practices specifically in Oil & Gas industry;
  • Strong leadership, communication, report-writing, and presentation skills;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Skilled in using Excel, SAP/ GSAP, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook;
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

What we offer

What We Offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

About Us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB212169
  • Location: Fort Saskatchewan
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Friday, June 28, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Marieke Bravo

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

+1 403 539 5009

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