Project Controls Specialist


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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: VANCOUVER

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Sunday, 16 January 2022

About this role: Project Controls Specialist

About this role: Project Controls Specialist

We are hiring an experienced Project Controls Specialist to join our client’s growing team on a long term contract. This position will serve as a resource for implementing Project Controls methods, procedures and systems on one or more strategic projects for our client.


  • Responsible to develop appropriate RFP criteria, define bid evaluation criteria, and conduct bid reviews of consultants and contractors in the function of Project Controls.
  • Responsible for developing and/or reviewing project controls management plans, both internal and from service providers, specifically in the areas of: Estimating, Planning, Cost Management, Change Management, Progress & Performance Management, and Reporting.
  • Responsible for preparation and application of the project specific procedures and guidelines for project controls in alignment with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM) and project set-up requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring PDG Project Controls Overviews and Standards are properly applied and followed on the project with respect to Project Controls.
  • Assist in developing Budget, Appropriation Request, Delegation of Authority, Staffing Plan documents
  • Responsible for integrating the cost, schedule, change management and contract/procurement plans and activities to ensure alignment in monitoring and reporting cost, schedule and progress.
  • Assist in developing and reviewing Work Breakdown Structures, Work Packages, Estimates and Schedules at each phase of the project.
  • Responsible to develop the project Control Accounts as an integration point of Cost, Schedule, Resourcing, and Procurement.
  • Responsible to provide support and interface with Project Accounting and/or Business Unit Finance groups.
  • Responsible to provide timely, accurate, and in-depth analysis of project health with respect to trends and variances on the Control Accounts; provide root cause analysis and recommend corrective actions.
  • Responsible to arrange and facilitate the weekly Project Controls review meetings, change management meetings, project services meetings, or any other regularly occurring meeting, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for preparation of the project weekly and monthly reports.
  • Responsible for preparation of all monthly project presentations, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for performing project control audits on service providers, as appropriate.
  • Support the independent review of project controls plans and performance for Setup Checks, Health Checks, or Stage Gates.
  • Responsible for the completion and gathering of all project stage information for inclusion in the in-house project database.
  • Assist with the development, modification and/or implementation of project controls techniques and methods.
  • Transfer learning from actual project controls implementation into the improvement of company guidelines and procedures.




  • Degree or diploma in engineering, accounting, finance or business, or diploma in a trade is required.
  • 5+ years of project controls experience, with preference to mining/industrial projects, is required.
  • 3+ years of project controls experience in an Owner’s role is required.
  • 3+ years of field experience is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management and project controls techniques and principles is required.
  • Strong knowledge of the engineering and construction industry is required.
  • Experience in both Study and Execution stages of projects is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities are required.
  • Experience using cost control software such as PRISM or Cleopatra is considered an asset.
  • Experience using a scheduling tool like MS Project or Primavera 6 is considered an asset.
  • Experience using GenCID and JD Edwards accounting software considered an asset.
  • PEng or AScT registration considered an asset.
  • CCP, CEP, PMP or other similar designations considered an asset.



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Rory Lyden via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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