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Project Controls/Lead Cost Controller

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Location: Freeport, Texas, USA
Duration: 40.0 hours/week
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The roles and responsibilities for this Project Controls/Lead Cost Controller position include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish proper cost controls on capital mining project in construction in an on-site cost control lead role, reporting to the Project Controls Manager;
  • Establish structured change management processes to ensure proper documentation of all variances and trends approved on the projects;
  • Implement, and manage cost control activities on a large capital project including cost reporting, budget control and forecasting;
  • Monitor performance and address issues identified by Project Administration & Controls Manager;
  • Ensure proper SOX controls exist on all projects and address any deficiencies with the Project Controls Manager.


  • Establish and monitor project cost controls reporting to the Project Controls Manager for assigned project;
  • Provide oversight of EPCM providers project cost controls systems. This will include the establishment and management of effective change management systems;
  • Execute accounting functions on assigned projects including review/processing of invoices, manage and control vendor payments, recovery of overpayments, monitor and manage back charges, preparation and maintenance of financial entries into FMI systems. This will include mentoring administration and cost control team on project to ensure proper processes and procedures are in place;
  • Prepare and manage cost control function, including preparation of project forecasts, cash call projections, cost reporting, capturing and reporting costs amalgamating FMI and EPCM systems, and maintaining budget reporting integrated within the change management system. Ensure that proper cost control functions are established on capital project.

About You

To qualify for this position an eligible candidate must possess the following skills/experience:

  • High School diploma or GED and (7) years of experience in cost control/accounting management, OR;
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Mine Engineering or a degree relevant to the focus of duties and two (2) years of experience in project controls and accounting;
  • Experience as the project administration controls lead on a major capital mining project;
  • Ability to take a leadership role in the management of a project;
  • Thorough understanding of procurement, accounting and cost control systems, including SAP, CAS and ORAS;
  • Experience with SKIRE unifier a plus;
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written;
  • Strong business ethics;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
  • Ability to multi-task in the direct management of capital projects and in the monitoring/auditing of other projects;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and relocate on a temporary basis as necessary to execute the management of a capital project.


  • Experience in heavy industrial construction projects.

What We Offer

This will be a two year contract position. A daily inclusive rate between $ 550.00 and $ 650.00 USD shall be extended to the selected candidate. The candidate may also be eligible for salary increase, pursuant to company policy. The successful candidate would be expected to work a minimum of 8 weeks on/ 2 weeks off. A competitive benefits package would be included. This would cover, medical, dental and vision care.

Closing Date:

Friday, April 13, 2018

How to Apply

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