WestCorp Solutions is seeking a Senior Project Controls Advisor - Estimating to support our client in Calgary or Fort McMurray, AB. The successful candidate will be responsible for complex assignments and will specialize in capital project estimation. They will work with limited supervision and provide guidance to more junior staff to implement and evaluate assigned work. This incumbent will be viewed as a senior site expert in Project Controls.

Key Accountabilities:

Provides a full range of cost estimating services involving a full technical understanding of construction estimation.
Direct support to projects or programs.
Collaborates with project management and teams on matters relating to project controls estimating, other stakeholders to resolve issues.
Works on projects that are low to medium in risk and complexity.
Leads end to end estimating processes on project initiatives less than $100MM.
Understands fundamentals of project estimation and develop estimates from start to finish.
Ensures project estimates use IPA and internal benchmarking tools.
Advises on the conversion of the estimate into a Control Budget.
Supports estimate requirements for Gate Review and AFE appropriation documentation.
Supports the development of business cases and provide economic analysis.
Analyzes Foreign Exchange impacts to the project.
Leads and prepares cost estimates for change orders, trends, and extra work orders.
Challenges change proposals from Contractors.
Participates in Technical & Commercial bid analysis of packages and construction contracts.
Proficient in synthesizing Benchmarking Analytics
Understands and recommends what types of benchmarking need to be done at the various ADEM (Asset Development and Execution Model) phases of a project.
Accountable to inform project decision making.
Covers positions at the senior level within the project control function with specialized working knowledge.
Specialized skills & knowledge are applied to complex studies & problems.
Provide value-added solutions with stakeholders, including external vendor relationships.
Demonstrates coaching and influencing skills.
Ensures that the Project Controls team understands and are complying to processes; team and guide team as required.
Measures/tracks project performance and estimates against metrics and benchmarks.
Develops plans/themes to drive continuous improvement.
Participates in cold eyes reviews to support internal projects.

Required Qualifications:

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP.
Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, written & verbal
Advanced level of knowledge on construction drawings and specifications.
Advanced level of knowledge and understanding of Civil, Mechanical & Electrical systems.
Understanding of various procurement methods and scheduling and their impact on the estimating basis.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil/Structural Engineering related field.
Seven (7) years of Project Controls (or equivalent) related experience.
Ten (10) years of estimating experience in Mining, Oil & Gas, or other industries.
AACEI (Assn. for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) Certified Cost Professional or Certified Estimating Professional is preferred.

Shift: Monday – Friday (40 hours per week).

If selected for onboarding, you may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with job site policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted at this time!

WestCorp Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to help build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.