Project Cost Controller (12 Month Contract)

Posting Date: 08 January 2020

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


In this role, you will:


  • Prepare cost reports to enable cost tracking throughout the project life cycle
  • Review control account cost reports to facilitate monthly Estimate to Completion (ETC) forecasting process
  • Update the Estimate at Completion (EAC) at the end of every monthly reporting period
  • Review project cost reports with stakeholders
  • Communicate with Change Management to:
    • Update and maintain the change request financial database 
    • Check change requests for compliance corporate accounting conventions (i.e. rates, percentage uplifts, direct and indirect charges, etc.)
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to maintain accurate cost forecasts
  • Manage booking codes for assigned projects
  • Validate subcontractor invoices against Purchase Orders
  • Prepare reports, such as production headcount graphs, monthly progress reports, etc.)
  • Assist and support monthly invoicing and period end processes to maintain regular billing
  • Liaise with the Scheduling team to align cost breakdown structures with project requirements
  • Assist in preparing cost control procedures with an emphasis on continuous improvement
  • Other duties as assigned


As our ideal candidate, you:


  • Have at least one year of experience in a cost control position 
  • Have a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or a suitable combination of qualifications and experience
  • Are a member of or are registered with an appropriate Professional body, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) (considered an asset)
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office products, in particular Microsoft Excel, in which you will have intermediate to advanced skills
  • Have strong analytical skills
  • Have excellent organization skills and are detail-oriented
  • Have proven interpersonal skills


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at


Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.

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