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Project Cost Controller – Birmingham, UK

  • Job reference: UK0000084
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Birmingham
Job Title: Project Cost Controller – Birmingham, UK

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects, combining SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offer for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects

Linxon – A Leading Engineering Company:
As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.
As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.

Purpose of the Function:
The Project Control Cost Controller functions will include;
• Project Scope Control
• Project Scope Changes and Transfers
• Procurement and Contract Packages Scope Definition, Budget Allocation and Pay Item Formulation
• Procurement and Contract Packages Scope Changes and Transfer
• Un-awarded and Awarded Packages Monitoring and Forecasting
• Maintain Trend Log (Scope/Non-Scope, Engineering, Packages Commodities)

Specific Responsibilities:
• To initiate and supervise the recasting of the project estimate into the Project Budget.
• To create cost items and assign cost items to procurement items.
• To ensure that all procurement packages have been assigned a Budget, correctly cost coded and that the total assigned Budget for all packages is in balance with the Total Project Budget.
• To formulate for insertion in the Tender documents pay items that are practically progressible by the inspectors in the fabrication shops, the engineering staff and the construction staff.
• To ensure that all purchase requisitions are for goods or services that are within the Project Scope, that the proper Budget and cost code have been assigned.
• To supervise the preparation and maintenance of the variations register to ensure proper coding and Budget allocation.
• To supervise the preparation and maintenance of the cost reports.
• To coordinate the progress reporting of purchase and construction contracts in order to calculate accruals for period end reporting.
• To supervise and coordinate the forecast of final cost for all procurement packages pre and post award.
• To coordinate and perform the process period end and new period, ensure validity of database and run the monthly cost accounting and forecasting reports.
• To provide cash flow projection
• To provide as requested special studies and reports such as foreign exchange variations, overseas transportation, custom duty, logistics etc.
• To liaise with procurement and contract administration with regards to variations in prices, quantities, etc.
• To ensure that invoice and contract engineering certificate authorizations are in accordance with procedures and that invoices are promptly forwarded for final approval and input
• To monitor, report and control the field indirect budget and provide timely status reports.
• To ensure that all field purchase requisitions are for goods or services that are within the project scope, that the proper budget and cost code have been assigned.
• To evaluate Field Instructions and Engineering change notice.
• To prepare and maintain the cost and commitment report for field in-directs.
• To prepare and maintain the forecast of final cost and trends for all field in-directs and provide update
• To assist contract administrators as required in cost review of contract pay item level, cost coding, progress invoices and extra work.
• To initiate and supervise development and implementation of the project cost coding structure to meet estimating, cost control, engineering, document control and other project reporting requirements
• To prepare periodic cost re-forecasts.
• To maintain current budget allocation at detailed estimate level and at re-cast summary level.
• To maintain detailed cost and commitment records
• To prepare the budget breakdown by package for all packages to ensure proper evaluation of quotations, comparison to budget and progress and cost reporting.
• To initiate review of in-progress design to cost (budget/scope verification) at inter-discipline coordination, identify variance and recommend corrective actions.
• To initiate cost trending program including analysis of contract scope changes (variation), non-scope changes and growth on capital cost commitments; interface to field Contract Register. Ensure that a total Project Cost Forecast is continuously updated and compared to budget.
• To ensure that cash flow forecasts are issued monthly
• To ensure that actual costs are accumulated in manner consistent with procedures.

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