April 20, 2021

Project Controls Manager, Lower Mainland, TMEP (term role)

Job Description

As a Project Controls Manager, Lower Mainland with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Project Controls and Project Management professionals in the Major Projects department. This position is based in our Burnaby office.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the project controls functions and resources specifically for the construction execution phase for the various scopes of work. 
  • Steward contractor’s project execution according to agreed schedule with proper monitoring of daily, weekly progress and productivity reports. 
  • Steward and lead contractors cost performance according to their approved budgets and proactively monitor potential changes, trends, and deviations early enough to allow for cost mitigation strategies or early warning of cost pressures. 
  • Provide support and leadership for project controls process and procedures including the efficient utilization of project controls resources.
  • Summarize and report on project financial and cost performance metrics and make suggestions for improvement. 
  • Working knowledge of commercial contracts and the impact / implementation of standard cost control policies and procedures. 
  • Coordinate activities with other functions (e.g. Finance, Supply Chain Management, Operations, etc.) 
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, safety of company assets, employees / contractors, and the general public. 
  • Review and provide feedback of Contractor’s schedule in comparison to overall project schedule baseline and forecast to identify and resolve any inconsistencies.
  • Familiarity with cost tracking processes for various contract arrangements, including Time and Material, Unit Cost and Lump Sum contract types. Interpret contract requirements and how they are applied to the project relative to cost impacts. 
  • Manage and calculate earned value (as applicable). 
  • Review and modify (where appropriate) accrual and incurred forecasting methods. 
  • Ability to manage and identify potential project cost overruns early in the life cycle and propose solutions to mitigate cost issues. 
  • Communicate project status reporting to the Project Director(s) and propose other key financial metric reports, as needed or requested. 
  • Invoice Attestation: Provide invoice review guidance to team based on contract requirements for labor, equipment, material, and subcontractors. 

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Commerce, Business or similar field Project Management, Project Controls Certification or similar is considered an asset. 
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, with the primary focus on project controls, planning, scheduling, cost control, change management, risk management and reporting.
  • Minimum of 10 years in management/supervisory roles with experience leading projects over $1B.
  • Demonstrated leadership in cost control & cost forecasting for large oil & gas projects. Hands on experience in using cost management software; (PRISM/PIMS/EcoSys) would be a plus. 
  • Proven record of delivering multi-billion-dollar projects with predictable outcomes and no surprises.
  • Proven experience with cost and schedule control systems, resource planning, procurement, and earned value management. 
  • Hands on field experience in the field of project controls, construction management in Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Fluency with unit rates, material and equipment pricing, labor pricing and other estimate components and techniques. 
  • Strong stakeholders (internal & external) engagement and communication.
  • Well-versed in setting up cost tracking systems, including budgets, forecasts, actual costs, accruals, cash flows, change management and how they directly relate to the project cost and schedule. 
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills to solve problems in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to create strong working relationships and comfortable reporting to senior & executive management.
  • Ability to work hands on with a small skilled team and effectively utilize contractor resources.
  • Adaptable and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Power Point, and Outlook, required. Working knowledge of large owner ERP’s (D365), Primavera P6 software, and PIMS Cost Management preferred. 
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential. 
  • Proven ability to apply a fact-based approach to problem solve complex issues and find resolution. 
  • Self-motivated yet able to take direction from Senior Management; keep required work schedules; focused attention on details. 
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Based in Burnaby, BC.
  • Some travel may be required on a business trip basis within Alberta and BC.

We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take. Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.

A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer:  

  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference.
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.

In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences. The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day. Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

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