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Project Controller

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Charleston, WV, US

Company: TransCanada

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Project Controller

Reference Code: 57250

Location: United States (US)   - Charleston , WV  
Job Category: Project Services 
Employment Type: Employee Full-time 
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program  

General Information

Reporting to the Project Services Team Lead, Project Controls GPMC East/Modernization the Project Controller is responsible for providing detailed capital project cost support, including trending, variance analysis, forecasting of the project, and tracking of approved changes to ensure monitoring and controlling of the project budget.



  • Review and analyze committed, expended, and forecasted costs for each WBS level against approved budget and approved changes;
  • Coordinate with Project Team to review data to ensure commitments, schedule requirements, and risk items are accurately represented in the project forecast;
  • Analyze the basis of the established budget; identify the original work scope and observe any potential variance from the estimate throughout project life-cycle;
  • Prepare cost reports; ensure variances, incurred, committed, and forecasted costs are properly explained and communicated to the project team;
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager and team to define construction cost tracking based on purchase order terms ensuring proper link with schedule;
  • Track use of contingency, management reserve, and approved changes to project budget;
  • Analyze, track, and report project (or contract specific) financial KPIs, and communicate their status to the project team;
  • Contribute to and implement Project Delivery requirements (i.e. PDS, TOMS and any applicable TransCanada Project Delivery requirement.);
  • Participate in project meetings when required; gather, prepare, and analyze data for Quantitative or Qualitative Risk Assessments; ensure risk information is incorporated into the project forecast;
  • Resolve unexpected items or inaccuracies in forecast data;
  • Support the Project Manager by providing financial reporting requirements for bidding, during contract selection and administration of the contracts as required;
  • Perform Final Cost Reconciliation;
  • Secure records properly and in compliance with TransCanada’s requirements;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to forecasting and other project cost control methodologies and document as lessons learned;
  • Maintain high level of focus on health, safety, and environment;
  • Other tasks as required.


Qualifications and Education


  • Proven supportive team member who helps oversee, lead, advise and motivate a work team;
  • Exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization;
  • Knowledge and some experience with project and portfolio management processes, policies and principles;
  • Written, verbal, presentation and electronic communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of the Project Controls and Project Management organization effectively;
  • Maintains on going, positive presence with project team members, other stakeholders, and outside entities, i.e. Construction Contractors, vendors, through professional communications; able to work toward resolution of situations with all parties;
  • Ability to analyze project cost data/status and to communicate those findings to Project Management;
  • Ability to receive and work with guided supervision;
  • Working knowledge of how to assess the relationship between cost and schedule data; communicates that assessment to Project Management, supervisors, and other members of the Project Team;
  • Working knowledge of how to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and their cost impact;
  • Working knowledge of the principles of version control and the change management processes;
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the Company, especially within the Project Team as well as contract personnel to facilitate the accomplishment of project work; must be able to process information and make decisions under stress, obtaining project management buy-in on those decisions;
  • Organized and able to manage varied tasks and identify appropriate prioritization for timely execution;
  • Team player; interpersonal and collaboration skills;
  • Must be results oriented and possess sound problem solving skills;
  • Requires an aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy, precision and logic;
  • Ability to work independently and on teams;
  • Willingness to travel as needed;
  • Provides high level of quality of cost reports and forecasts.


Education / Experience

  • Degree/technical degree required;
  • Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management degree preferred;
  • 4 or more years of related experience with cost control concepts and practices on capital projects;
  • Experienced with Excel spreadsheets, word processing and database software; proficient in use of PC; willingness to use and learn current and future systems/applications;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with cost engineering principles and methods including budgeting and forecasting, change management, management systems/procedures, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, Earned Value Systems and contingency management.
  • Experience with Microsoft Desktop software, Windows, Word, Excel, and Power Point.


*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 01/17/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57250. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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