Cost Controller/Data Analyst

Houston, Texas

The Cost Controller / Data Analyst position is based in the Houston, TX office, reporting to the Bakken Asset Facilities Engineering and Construction Manager. The role will focus on providing enhanced visibility of spend, variance to budgets, and support to the engineering and construction teams. The Facilities Engineering and Construction teams complete a high number of projects on an annual basis and are looking for a highly motivated individual.


  • Analyze spend across multiple projects
  • Develop and maintain tools / processes to communicate status of spend against budget through project execution
  • Maintain oversight of key budgets, ensuring clarity of information and communication between engineering, accounting and planning groups during planning cycles
  • Support monthly variance analysis and reporting
  • Conduct deep dive analyses of projects
  • Liaise with Engineering and Construction teams to identify causes of variance
  • Develop processes and tools to improve knowledge and efficiencies within the teams related to variance reporting and analysis
  • Propose and lead changes to existing processes where opportunities are identified


  • Software: Strong skills in SAP PM, Spotfire, Excel. Capable of extracting data from SAP PM and presenting in a clear and concise manner that is user friendly to colleagues.
  • Team Work: Capable of integrating into and becoming a key contributor to a well-established team. Will actively seek feedback / assistance from others as necessary, provides feedback as appropriate.
  • Communication: Capable of taking complex information and communicating to an audience in a simplified and concise manner. Able to present confusing information in a simplistic manner both verbally and written.
  • Technical Professional Knowledge and Skills: Highly skilled in cost tracking, analysis, budget oversight.
  • Managing Priorities: Effectively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. A self-motivator requiring minimal oversight.


  • 5yrs experience in a cost analyst position
  • Computer Skills: MS Office Suite including MS Project, SAP PM and Spotfire preferred
  • Driven, detailed, and goal oriented individual with strong cost analysis, accounting skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks

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