Field Cost Analyst

We are looking for an experienced Field Cost Analyst on behalf of one of North America’s largest natural gas distributors.

 

Contract Duration – Until Nov 2021

Location: Duluth, MN

 

The Line 3 replacement team is looking for a person to perform Field controls responsibilities.

Under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor Project Controls, provide analysis and support to the project team related to construction contract management, forecast, and budget analysis, schedule review, LEMS entry, reporting of incurred costs and earned value measurements using Project Controls Cost Management System (EcoSys).

The focus of this position is Field-level controls to support the construction

 

Functions include:

  • Review contractor-provided and P6 Master Schedules to ensure they are representative of the completed and planned work plans.
  • Analyze and maintain the project contract(s) forecast and control budget at the WBS level with primary responsibility for field-level controls.
  • Provide the project team with accurate and timely field cost information and reporting.
  • Ensure contract Control requirements are received timely and reviewed for accuracy.
  • Liaise with other field stakeholders to ensure engagement with the construction progress, changes, highlights, and issues.
  • Communicate at a high level with the central controls team for the project.
  • Perform earned value measurements for the managed contracts per the PMO standards.
  • LEMS entry, analysis, and reconciliation.
  • Vendor invoice reconciliation to LEM’s as assigned.
  • Participate in update meetings in the field related to cost, schedule, and progress.

 

Scope:

  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor Project Controls, the incumbent will analyze and maintain cost-related activities described under the Specific Accountabilities using the Project Controls Management System.
  • This role is guided by standardized practices, existing processes, and general work assignments.
  • Decision making follows established, written guidelines and/or the incumbent has immediate access to guidance or supervision by more senior Financial Controls professionals, including the Supervisor Project Controls.,

 

Working Conditions:

  • Field office work at the desk. Use of computer and phone and personal interaction in a busy, noisy environment.
  • The position workweek is planned as 6 days per week, with occasional Sunday work as required to achieve objectives.
  • Walk Jobsite utilizing required PPE.
  • Exposure to noise, moving equipment, and uneven surfaces.
  • Facilitate weekly progress meetings with the contractor rep. and Construction Manager or Chief Inspector.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • University degree or related construction or operational training and/or experience.
  • Proficient in the use of the PCMS system and MS office suite, to include proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret work schedules.
  • Demonstrated professional engagement at a high level with workgroups, stakeholders, and contractors in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented and understands the importance of data reconciliation.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize workload, bring issues forward, and develop working relationships at all levels of the organization.

Project Controls Analyst

We are looking for a Project Controls Analyst on behalf of one of North America’s largest natural gas distributors. They will perform cost related activities to support the project execution team related to project cost management, forecast and budget analysis, schedule, reporting, and earned value management using EcoSys.

Duties Include:

  • Analyze and maintain the project costs at the WBS level including control budget, incurred costs, commitments, and forecast.
  • Provide the project team with accurate and timely cost information and reporting.
  • Perform earned value measurements to anticipate forecast impacts.
  • Perform monthly project close processes and prepare monthly project reports and comparative capital cost estimates for the project in Excel and EcoSys.
  • Prepare and document project change orders timely in accordance with Project Management Office standards.
  • Engage the Project Managers in meetings and discussions to review and reforecast project costs.
  • Review cost transactions to ensure accurate project costs.
  • Communicate with larger Controls team for the project.
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Field Cost Analysts to ensure engagement with the project progress, changes, highlights and issues.
  • Maintain the project Work Breakdown Structure such that it facilitates project execution and cost control during project execution and meets Accounting requirements for asset creation and project closeout.
  • Provide support and guidance to Engineering Cost Associates for work order maintenance, invoice coding and validation.
  • Participate in meetings to stay informed of project changes to scope, cost, schedule and progress.
  • This role is guided by industry standardized practices, Company processes, and general work assignment.

Skills Required

  • Four year degree or combination of education and related experience.
  • 5+ years of Project Controls or Project Management experience.
  • Project Management Professional designation is preferred
  • Experienced analytical skills including Earned Value Management
  • An independent worker within a team setting.
  • Proficient in the use of Oracle Financials, PCMS system and MS office suite, to include proficiency in Excel.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and understands the importance of data reconciliation

Technical Data Analyst

We are looking for a Technical Data Analyst on behalf of one of North America’s largest natural gas distributors.

This position focuses on managing pipeline and facility centric data in the areas of procurement, engineering, construction and compliance. Responsible for management of support data related to products and services provided to the business, along with reporting on commitments for projects.

They will provides critical support and knowledge by accurately analyzing, interpreting and manipulating data in order to mitigate risk associated with information management during the project lifecycle.

Skills Required:

Degree or Diploma in business or information management preferred.

Oil and Gas experience required.

Experience in: Oil Industry terminology and process Facilitation skills Problem-solving Ability to interpret Engineering and Asset related data Works to deadlines Collaboration with other stakeholders Creation and delivery of training

Necessary Proficiency: Strong Excel skills SharePoint Ability to interpret and process information from drawings and technical specification Ability to read and understand requirements listed in documents

General Knowledge of: Project Execution Requirements and Deliverables SQL and NoSQL Database Design and Structure