Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: Budget / Cost Control
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry.Our client is currently seeking a Senior Cost Specialist in the Calgary area. Candidates must be local or have accommodations in the area as no LOA will be provided.

 Job Description

The Cost Specialist is responsible for the management, tracking and accurate reporting of cost, schedule and planning related to activities on assigned projects, while ensuring project reporting is aligned with the company's business practices, goals and objectives.


    • Implement project controls systems to track costs

    • Ensure all costs and hours expended on the project are allocated to the correct budget accounts

    • Validate contractor submittals for agreed-upon rates and correct coding

    • Work with Inspectors to review and approve reports for accuracy

    • Work with Contracts Administrator to ensure contractor invoices, coding, amounts, and reported quantities are in line with contract terms

    • Update and monitor project performance; verify actual progress and resources versus planned

    • Ensure contractors are tracking the progress of their work, utilizing scorecards to report earned value and overall scope completion percentages

    • Work with project Cost Coordinators to implement project controls plan and strategies

    • Collaborate with Engineering Cost Associates to manage invoice and work orders

    • Work with Contracts Administrator to ensure Project Controls deliverables are being received and to formalize Contract Changes related to cost and schedule.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Related university degree or technical diploma and minimum of  10-15 years directly related experience, equivalent combination of field operations experience and  education will be considered

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Experience with oil, gas or petrochemical facility construction is preferred 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data and analysis

    • Ability to apply project controls principles to multi-discipline projects

    • Working knowledge of planning & scheduling work processes related to construction project controls

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks in established deadlines

To apply, please send your resume through to and reference #87011. 

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.