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Capital Project Controller

Company: Wood
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking an experienced Project Controller. As the Project Controller, you will be responsible for independently applying project cost controls and systems necessary to effectively analyze and pro-actively manage, control, and report on cost for concurrent projects for an active chemical manufacturing plant.

Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Integrate cost reporting with the company's accounting and management information systems to facilitate meeting company performance and financial goals
  • Work with Project Manager to establish WBS, set up project controls, change management and progress reporting for each project
  • Assist Project Manager with the development and upkeep of project forecasts
  • Monitor cost of engineering, equipment, subcontractors, and travel against established budgets
  • Identify and understand the basis of established budgets derived from the original work scope
  • Be aware of and assist with capital project procurement activities
  • Prepare presentation materials and participates in Project Management meetings
  • Prepare/review cost reports with explanation of variances and root causes
  • Forecast costs for current and/or future analysis and flags early warnings for corrective action
  • Process and track budget transfers and change orders
  • P repare job end cost reports

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Engineering, Business Administration or similar a plus
    • 10+ years' relevant experience in capital projects or construction supporting the chemicals, oil & gas, or petrochemical industries
    • Knowledge of cost control and project management software and techniques
    • Understanding of the Project Management process and technical knowledge of the engineering work involved
    • Solid understanding of internal factors which affect project costs
    • Experience providing project cost, risk analysis, cash flow status and forecasts for projects
    • Ability to analyze and perform variance analysis between actual and budgeted costs
    • Demonstrated ability to consolidate and analyze information from various sources
    • Proficiency with MS Office (primary focus on Excel and knowledge of formulas, pivot tables, conditional formatting and creating graphs)
    • Exceptional organization & project planning skills
    • Knowledge of purchase orders and the ability to review them for accuracy and alignment
    • Ability to find documentation and extract needed information to set budgets, open projects
    • Understanding of billing types, how rates are built up, earned value is and how it's calculated
    • Experience reviewing invoices, understanding project costs and how to determine and recommend ways to maintain budget
    • Experience with SAP a must
    • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities

      Company Overview

      Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

      Diversity Statement

      We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Keywords: Wood, Pasadena , Capital Project Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Pasadena, Texas

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