The Role: Engineering and design activities relating to scoping, pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, EPCM and EPC projectsMain functions include (but not limited to):

  • Responsible for the development and maintaining of project cost information
  • Maintaining planned and actual cost and commitment schedules on a project.
  • Assist with the development of Tender cost procedures and systems
  • Maintaining tender costs to keep pricing competitive and actual

Skills and Experience: Cost Control or relevant QualificationA cost controller with accounting background (Payroll; supplier payments etc)Key Accountabilities: Technical ExpertiseCost Control Duties

  • EPCM Man-hour Schedule
  • Populating EPCM schedule with the Actual Budget Forecast
  • Capturing Man-hours on Monthly Basis and updating forecast with PM prior to month end
  • Prepare & submit EPCM Invoice & statement to client and follow up on payments (Invoice Age Analysis

Cost Control

  • Monthly Forecasting update meeting with Project Manager, Engineers & QS
  • Reconciling Procurement with Procurement Operating Plan
  • Monthly reconciling Cost with client & organization
  • Capturing orders against correct cost Centre by verifying orders against cost centre before commitment.


  • Good understanding and knowledge of applicable standards and specifications.
  • Maintain technical awareness of new technology and provide assistance and advice to the proposals department and other departments as required.
  • High level of competence in the use of spreadsheets and / or database applications.

Operational Function Cost Control

  • Creating, maintaining and reporting on the project incurred and forecasted costs.
  • Supporting the setup and issuance of cost reports, including cost control curves.
  • Supporting the development of contingency and change management processes and procedures.
  • Supporting the setup and implementation of project progress measurement practices.
  • Supporting the development of Final Forecast Cost and proactive identification of risks and mitigation.
  • Supporting compliance with standardized processes, systems and tools.
  • Maintaining relationships internally with the Procurement and estimating groups to ensure accuracy in current trends.
  • Initiating budgetary control system and documentation for projects.
  • Preparing forecasts, cost trend reports and monitoring cost and commitment to budget and forecast.
  • Finalize costing of all detailed estimate line items using base lined project control budget) in order to establish package budgets.
  • Assign budget for procurement packages, perform budget reconciliation or scope and pricing and produce reconciliation statement to support recommendations for award.
  • Forecast project contingency requirements, escalation, foreign currencies etc.
  • Establish project baseline cost
  • Participate in the trending and change management process and incorporate approved trends into the project estimate at completion.
  • Capture timesheet cost to EPCM/EPC projects.


  • Managing engineers and suppliers for estimating
  • Prepares an estimate document based on the scope of work and class of estimate required and historical costing information.
  • Knowledge of EPCM, EPC and conceptual types of estimating.
  • Production of quantity take-offs.
  • Assist with preparing bid packages, acquire budget prices from the market place in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Transmits vendor document requirements and other bid information to engineers, contractors and suppliers.


  • Ensure estimates and cost control are accurate and complete.
  • Ensure the quality management system and procedures are followed and standards are maintained.
  • Implement and maintain cost database management.


  • Soliciting and maintaining communication with contractors and suppliers, Project Manager and all discipline Engineers .

Personality and Attributes:

  • Takes ownership and accountability for deliverables.
  • Proactive, results driven and committed.
  • Values Innovation and diversity of ideas.
  • Positive can-do attitude.
  • Shows Initiative.
  • Takes ownership for personal development
  • Always looking for opportunities to grow and improve capability.
  • Ability to work on own initiative whilst taking in to account the wider needs of the team.
  • Awareness of own skills and knowledge (knowing when you ??don??t know?)
  • Ability to work well under pressure, work on multiple tasks at one-time, prioritizing workloads and meeting deadlines

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