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Topsides Cost Control

05 January 2018


Petroplan is actively recruiting for well-known Oil & Gas company looking to add an experienced Topside Cost Control professional. Prospective candidates must have prior experience working on major topside projects. This position will be located in Houston, TX and is a 1 year contract on a day rate with possibility of extension. The standard working hours are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

  • Monitor and report on costs at various levels within the Topsides sub-area including by CTR, Engineering Work Package, Construction Work Package, and Contract.
  • Interface with Vendors and Scope Manager to ensure processes are followed for effective cost control.
  • Manage the Topsides Cost Control Dashboard; Aid in the development of a Cost Control System.
  • Develop Monthly Cost Reports for Senior Management that include Cost /Commitment/Cash status against Control Budget along with associate Forecast Curves.
  • Manage the various Cost Control Registers including Contingency, Purchase Order, CTR, etc.
  • Support the Change Management Process and drive other processes such as Service Tickets for effective Cost Stewardship.
  • Steward project costs and commitments within a set CCOA structure that supports Program Level Reporting.


  • Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist or Professional Technologist
  • 15 years of topsides Cost Control experience
  • 5 years of experience in Major Projects
  • Knowledge in cost control monitoring, cost budgeting and cost forecasting
  • Association with AACEI, PMI or the CIQS preferred
  • Practical applied experience in cost engineering
  • High level understanding of cost forecasting against Norsok Z-014
  • Candidate must possess extensive expertise in MS Excel
  • Site related Cost Control experience an asset

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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