Cost Controller - Turnaround


About this role

We’re hiring a TA Cost Controller for our client, a large Petrochemical company, to join their team. This is an 18 month contract with long-term potential.


  • Budget management:
    • budget development at each phase of the turnaround as per current standards and guidelines.
    • manage cash flow and report actual vs. planned expenditures as per the established schedule (monthly, weekly, and daily during execution).
    • assess all aspects of turnaround costs across the life of the turnaround, including actual, committed, and forecasted costs.
    • Responsible for specific Turnaround event budgets and forecasting in support of the Event Manager
    • Create and manage work orders and purchase orders for turnaround overheads
  • Create and manage work orders and purchase orders for turnaround overheads.
  • Effective management of invoices and timesheets to allow accurate forecasting.
  • Manage a transparent process of allocation of appropriate turnaround costs to capital projects, as per existing guidelines.
  • Act as a resource for time entry questions and provide guidance to the cost control support role
  • Provide overall coordination for the client and contractor personnel to ensure timely and accurate reporting of labour costs.



  • Certified cost professional through AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) or working towards certification, or supporting diploma or degree, or combination of education and related experience.
  • 4 – 7 years in a similar position
  • Expertise in SAP modules Project Systems and Maintenance Planner.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and working knowledge of other MS Office software.
  • Understanding of plant organization and project management.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to organize data in a high activity environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact within different levels of business and plant personnel, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to act independently within guidelines of strategies and procedures contained in the turnaround manual.


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Brunel Canada - Calgary

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