Job Title: Lead Cost Controller

Date Posted:

Reference Number: B-032-PC-May18-T

Location: Mississauga (Ontario)


The Lead Cost Controller develops, maintains and reports project cost information. He/she maintains planned and actual cost and commitment schedules and, in conjunction with the Project Controls Manager and Project Manager, oversees variations and revisions to existing budgets, as well as changes to scope and contract variation quotations. The Lead Cost Controller leads the costing discipline and will manage and oversee costing staff allocated to the project on a day to day basis.

* Please note this position is not eligible for a relocation subsidy or living out allowance.

Key Responsibilities:


  • A strong personal commitment to safety
  • Personal responsibility for safety incident reporting
  • Behavioral-based safety ethos to be embraced
  • Personal responsibility for stopping any unsafe behavior as and when it occurs, and thereafter reporting the safety incident so that corrective action may be obtained
  • Familiarization with project safety processes, protocols and procedures.

FEL3 data verification and set-up planning

  • Finalized coding of all detailed estimate line items using baseline project control budget in order to establish package budgets.

Direct cost estimate (FEL3 CAPEX Refresh)

  • Familiarise with current estimate and basis of estimate
  • Understanding estimating scope of work, deliverables, schedule of execution, estimate structure, formats, reports etc.
  • Manage the detailed direct cost estimate review with the Project Controls Manager, Project Manager and the project team to gain approval.

Cost Control

  • Finalize coding of all detailed line items, based on procurement package register, approved capital cost estimate and project coding
  • Agree on client requirements for cost reporting and cost profiles
  • Establish asset management methodology, based on client asset management philosophy (asset register)
  • Prepare budgets for procurement packages and the associated budget reconciliation
  • Conduct periodic reviews with procurement to establish and maintain forecasts for all packages including Estimate at Completion and expenditure forecasts
  • Manage and forecast project contingency requirements, escalation, Forex, currencies etc.
  • Update and maintain budget with approved PCNs
  • Produce and organize the review of the cost report and variance analysis.
  • Generate data and curves for each cost profile (baselines and periodic updates).

Direct Cost Estimate (Definitive)

  • Initiate and manage the preparation, review and issue of the Project definitive cost estimate in conjunction with the Project Estimator
  • Manage the detailed direct cost estimate review with the Project Controls Manager, Project Manager and the project team to gain approval.

Project Trend and Change Management

  • Ensure approved trends and changes are incorporated in the project estimate at completion and budget.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or relevant discipline. Alternatively appropriate project related experience.
  • Two to four years relevant experience in a managerial position and a minimum of five to eight years’ experience as a Cost Controller in a multidiscipline project environment.
  • Strong estimating background
  • Good knowledge of budgeting, forecasting final costs and cash flows.
  • Overview of procurement, contracts, quantity surveying, planning, scheduling and engineering processes and procedures.
  • Risk management principles.
  • Good knowledge of project management principles.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package)
  • Knowledge of Ecosys desirable


  • Sound technical knowledge in a multi-discipline environment
  • Interpersonal and good communication skills
  • Resource management
  • Time management
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Planning and organizing
  • Budgeting skills
  • Verbal and written communications
  • Presentation skills

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to mentioning reference code B-032-PC-May18-T in the subject line.

\We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.


Please submit your resume and/or cover letter in Word format only.


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