Senior Project Cost Controller

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Job Description Summary

We are looking for an experienced Cost Control professional to join our Project Controls team delivering the Eastern Green Link 1 (EGL1) HVDC project between Scotland and England.

In Project Controls, our goal is to ensure the right rigor around schedule and cost management processes to deliver projects on-time and within budget. With focus and rigor around tools, processes, operating rhythm, and people, here you shall have the opportunity to learn, contribute and excel in one of the best Project controls functions in the industry.

Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

Job Description

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Maintains project cost to complete budgets in alignment with as sold position and in coordination with budget holders

  • Supports forecast estimation and verifies the accuracy of the actual to date cost (material, labor, manufactured costs, suppliers’ invoices, timesheets, travel expenses.)

  • Aligns with project team and time schedule to ensure forecasted cost risks are accurately captured and costs time phased

  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates

  • Communicates cost status/forecasts/risk to budget holders and drives/supports risk mitigation and cost out

  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status, budget deviations and root causes

  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.

  • Aligns with planner to ensure costs and schedule are aligned, providing time phased cost forecasts for sales pacing. Reports on cost movement root causes impacting sales targets.

Qualifications & Experience

Educational Requirements

  • Degree qualified either in finance or may have engineering degree (with financial training)

Desired Knowledge & Experience

  • Extensive experience of cost controlling of turnkey projects
  • Demonstrable experience of leading on large & complex infrastructure projects
  • Project finance deep understanding with expert knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferred)
  • Experience managing small teams within a large project
  • Risk management processes and tools understanding
  • Project planning experience/good P6 planning software understanding an advantage

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 13,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. Grid Solutions is focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. We electrify the world with advanced grid technologies and accelerate the energy transition.

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence within Grid Integration based in Stafford and Berlin.

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No