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Project Controller at SNC-Lavalin Inc. in Rochester, New York

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Project Controller – North America

Are you a Project Controller who’s looking for a chance to work for a company who truly champion entrepreneurship?

As our business in the US continues to grow, so does our need for the best of the best the industry has to offer. We’re looking to speak with ambitious and driven Project Controllers who can help drive us forward in the Substation EPC market for utilities, battery storage, rail and data centres.

The role:

Project Controller is responsible for continuous measurement, analysis, forecasting and reporting of project cost, cash and revenues, for monitoring and recording changes as well as for implementation of aligned project specific strategies. The Project Controller is responsible for all the financial aspects of a project.

At Linxon we have solutions and expertise available to solve our clients most challenging obstacles, as a Project Controller you’ll develop the detailed Projects Cost Structures and coding under the Standard Work Breakdown Structures for various project types

What we offer?

Situated In Raleigh, North Carolina our US office offers a hybrid work model that comes with a compensated work from home policy. As well as an attractive salary all our employees can expect to receive:

  • Reduced Prescription Drug Cost

  • Employee Appreciation Programs

  • Healthcare Insurance

  • Dental & Vision

  • Vacation/ Paid Time Off

  • Performance Bonus

  • 401K savings plan up to 6%

  • The level Job Security that comes with working with a global organisation

What we’re looking for:

  • Extensive experience in Project Controlling, especially estimating, project accounting and reporting, and change control

  • Experience in budget allocation and establishing Cost Baselines

  • Engineering, procurement, and construction management with focus on lumpsum price contract models

  • Familiar with the accounting environment

  • Field and construction work

  • Risk management

Key Areas of Responsibility (KARs):

  • Identifying and applying Project Controlling best practices

  • Developing detailed Projects Cost Structures and coding under the Standard Work Breakdown Structures for various project types

  • Working closely with Project Management and other project stakeholders (Legal, Procurement, Quality, HSE, etc)

  • Apply cost allocation and project accounting principles to ensure accurate cost reporting

  • Compiling, monitoring, reporting, and presenting project performance i.e. project cost, P&L, revenue, cash, change orders, and claims

  • Identifying trends and quantifying cost variances, collecting and recording trends and reflecting the approved trend impacts in the project forecast

  • Maintaining a change register and incorporate approved changes in the project budget and forecast and communicate approved and ongoing changes to the Project Management team

  • Performing variance analysis and developing effective strategies and recovery plans to bring cost in line with budget or to improve financial position

  • Computing and informing the Country Controller of accruals to be booked based on physical progress achieved

  • Leading the preparation of the cost to complete estimate

  • Participate in and contribute to risk and opportunities assessments

  • Supporting tendering teams in all commercial aspects

  • Implement and reconcile Project budget and forecast in the ERP.

  • Preparation of customer invoices and follow up cash collection

  • Liaising with the client, representing Linxon at a high standard

  • Supporting contract management and Project manager on claims and change orders and other contractual obligations, and work with corporate treasury group to meet all bonding requirements.

  • Ensuring internal controls are in place and effective

  • Supporting resource load planning

  • Performing and coordinating ad-hoc analysis and support

  • Provide the necessary support to the Country controller for the preparation of position papers

  • Adhere to all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations

  • Assisting project management to develop and enforce lessons learned within the company

  • Contributing to Linxon worldwide development, assisting other regions to build a strong knowledge networking

Competencies/ Skills Required:

  • Ability to gather and analyze large database, draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations

  • Quality-focused with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to deliver under minimal direct supervision

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to summarize complex issues for the management

  • Strong MS Excel skills for analysis and reporting

  • Familiar with industry practices

  • Develop good working practices and continually strive for improvements in cooperation with other project offices

  • Accounting knowledge required

  • Knowledge of Oracle preferred

  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a matrix organization


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant qualification, and relevant job experience of minimum 5 years.

  • Strong experience in finance, project management, cost management

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Quality-focused with strong attention to detail

  • Strong and effective communicator

  • Team players

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Leadership and ability to influence

  • Assertive, decisive, confident

  • Resilient and flexible achiever

Willingness to learn

Why Linxon?

In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of a new company as it evolves and help to shape it for the future. If you like new challenges, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in working with motivated professionals with expertise in the Substations EPC business, then this is the new opportunity for you.

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At Linxon, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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