Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Budget / Cost Control, Fracturing
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Commerce City, Colorado, United States

Job Title: Project Controls Analyst
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Commerce City, Colorado

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the energy industry. Our client is an integrated energy company based in Alberta, Canada with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing. They have a permanent opportunity for a Project Controls Analyst to be based out of their refinery in Commerce City, CO.

Job Summary

Our client is looking for a motivated yet detailed individual to establish, maintain and report on integrated project control plans, costs, and schedules per the standards as applicable. This candidate will work under the functional direction of the Team Lead Project Controls while supporting the Project Manager and Turnaround Team.



  • Assist with the execution of a project as outlined in the ADEM plan for cost and schedule.
  • Collaboratively develops with the project team, the projects work breakdown structure for cost and schedule, for control and integrity of work.  
  • Opens, maintains, and closes project statuses in SAP with input from the project manager.
  • Responsible for the correct WBS network activity/coding on all requisitions. 
  • Responsible for development and progressing of project schedules. Facilitate as applicable, interactive planning sessions to develop the projects schedule meeting ADEM requirements for current stage of project.
  • Responsible for development and maintaining a total project cost report. Reporting frequency will vary, but at minimum cost reports will be developed monthly and reviewed with project management.
  • Collaboratively develops and maintains monthly cash flow that reflects the total project spend plan and project schedule. Cash flow will be reviewed and approved by the project manager prior to updating the system data.
  • Loads and maintains the current plan versions into (SAP) based on approved project control plan and WBS structure. 
  • Tracks and submits for Project Managers approval monthly accruals for each project.
  • Support the project close out process for cost and schedule. Expedites the closing of purchase orders with input from the SCM and project team throughout the project's life cycle.
  • Responsible for supporting the change management process per the procedure for cost and schedule activities.  
  • Works collaboratively with project estimator as required in developing project estimates and estimate review process.
  • Exercises good judgement consistent with corporate and business unit goals.
  • Reports/analyzes information produced by project controls systems against baselines in SAP and 3rd party reporting.
  • Reports variance in control plan for cost and schedule.


  • Relevant University degree or minimum 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with scheduling and cost management throughout a project's lifecycle
  • Ability to work independently to develop a projects schedule and control budget
  • Experience in Primavera (P6) and SAP
  • Strong computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office and related tools
  • Experience with resource/role loading and leveling
  • Ability to comprehend both Engineering and Construction project deliverables
  • Knowledgeable in EVM and financial principles

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of and work with an industry leader in the energy business. The successful applicant will receive a competitive base salary, annual incentive program and other compensation programs, work/life balance including a generous vacation program, competitive benefits programs offering choice and flexibility, generous pension and 401(k) savings plans. On top of receiving competitive compensation, relocation support will be provided. The client's downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Their global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. You'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day. They live by the value of safety above all else - if it isn't safe, they don't do it. Their strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability means tremendous potential for the future.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting 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.