Cost Controller III (2 Positions)

Anchorage, AK 99501

Posted: 02/28/2024 Job Category: General Job Number: 179721 Pay Rate: $50.00 - $55.00

Job Description

Location: Anchorage Tower and then move to the North Slope Alpine March/April 2024

Located on Alaska s North Slope in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), the Willow project is estimated to produce 180, 000 barrels of oil per day at its peak.
The economic impact of the Willow project will be sizable. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimates, Willow could generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in new revenue for the federal government, the state of Alaska, the North Slope Borough, and local communities. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure.

Scope Summary
The Willow project is spread over several phases and areas.

2023 2025 - Detailed Design
2023 2024 - WOC Fabrication
2025 2027 - WOC North Slope Installation and Commissioning
2025 2027 - WCF / DS Sealift Module Fabrication
2027 2029 WCF / DS North Slope Installation and Commissioning

Willow will be a greenfield design including all processing facilities, utilities, drilling equipment, camp, and power generation.

The Willow Cost Control- North Slope Install is a specialist, knowledgeable in all aspects of Cost Control and change management. The Cost Controller performs under the direction of the Project Controls Lead- North Slope Install and will be accountable for oversight of the Willow Facilities North Slope construction cost, change management and reporting. The assignment will include participation in the Field Project Controls team meetings and other assignments as required. The Willow Cost Control - North Slope Install will be responsible for participating in all Willow Construction North Slope Facilities activities meetings.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
The Willow Cost Control- North Slope Install position reports to the Project Controls Lead North Slope Install and may be responsible for:
Supporting the Implementation and maintenance of the integrated project cost management system assuring timely and accurate cost data input to the system.
Tailoring existing procedures and providing guidance to the Facilities install team (Willow Central Facilities, Willow Operations Center, Drillsites (BT1, BT2 and BT3), Module transportation and North Slope Module movement support) for various project control cost activities including budget preparation, forecasts, related cost engineering and reporting project performance against benchmarks.
Establishing and managing the Willow Facilities Install Project Scopes WBS s
Assisting in the standardization of all Willow Facilities install cost reporting for all frequencies (e.G. Ad-hoc, monthly, etc.)
Interfacing and coordinating with the project teams and Contractor s Cost specialists (where necessary) to ensure that cost data is incorporated into the integrated project budget and forecast in a timely and accurate manner.
Developing and Reporting all costs in a tabular and time phased spend plans including budgets, change orders, trends, forecast at completion [FAC], cost variance analysis for use by all major project stakeholders and senior management/executive review.
Issuing the Facilities install project cost forecasts and performance reports for review by project team.
Analyzing all incoming project cost data and providing an early warning process by variance and trend analysis and recommending viable recovery or work around plans as required to the Project Teams.
Develop monthly (VOWD) and prepare the monthly Accrual.
Coordinating with the Planning/Scheduling position to ensure that the facilities installation budget aligns with the project schedule and the execution plan timelines.
Oversight of the change/trend management process of the contractors and stewarding the owner s trend and change management process.
Registering and evaluating all change orders for cost impact.
Coordinating the development of the monthly project cost forecasts, the monthly trend and change reporting and the monthly contingency drawdown.
Assisting in coordination of flow of information related to contractor input into the contractor s estimate and to the recasting effort associated with the overall control estimate.
Review/approve contractor cost/progress reports.
Analyze contractor-prepared cost performance reports using Earned Value methods.
Coordinate the preparation and approval of Purchase Orders and Requisitions to authorize work.
Process periodic invoices and liaise with the Program Cost Control Lead in order to maximize the effective use of resources.
Coordinate with SCM for the proper project close-out.
Communicating to the Project Controls Lead- North Slope Install and the construction team any scope, schedule, or cost risks/opportunities in a timely manner.
Communicating to the Project Controls Lead- North Slope Install from the approved ConocoPhillips Standards and Policies.
Being a leader in HSE performance by communicating, fostering, supporting, and enforcing the Willow HSE policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and objectives.

Basic/Required Qualifications
Current/valid driver s license
Bachelors Degree and/or equivalent experience
Proven management and staff leadership skills
10 plus years Project Control experience on major capital projects in construction/Oil Industry Projects, Refinery or Petrochemical environments in assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity, and scale.
8 plus years of Cost Controls experience
Willing and able to work on a temporary assignment in Anchorage during the off-season (if required)
High technical competency in the field of Project Controls with an expertise in Cost Engineering, Budgeting, Forecasting (Work in Progress/Earned Value), Change Management, Accruals and General Accounting, as well as expert use of Project Controls systems.

Preferred Skills:
Bachelor s degree in construction management, Project Management or Engineering.
Certification(s) in the project management discipline from a recognized organization (Primavera, PMI, AACE etc).
SAP Knowledge.
Demonstrated interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
Demonstrated communication skills to influence contractors to implement the Willow Project Management Procedures.
Knowledge of proprietary computer software systems used for project management, tracking, controlling, and reporting.
Demonstrated ability for development of reports for and presentations to management.
Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries.
Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results.
Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.
Ability to balance short- and long-term priorities.
Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to drive creativity, innovation and continuous improvement.
Self-motivated, team player.

Additional Information

All duties will be performed in accordance with company HSE policies and SPIRIT values.
This Role will be start in Anchorage and move to the North Slope.

Bachelor s degree or experience in lieu of degree

Work Schedule:
2 weeks on/2 weeks off rotation on North Slope (Alpine)

Pay Range:
The pay range for this position is $50.00 - $55.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

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