Spirit Omega Inc.

Cost Specialist

Spirit Omega - Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - Contracted

Job Reference #: HRC0194426

Company Overview

Do you want to work with one of Canada’s top oil and gas companies represented by an award-winning staffing agency? Look no further and join the Spirit circle today!

Our well established Oil and Gas client is seeking a Cost Specialist in Fort McMurray, AB.

The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate a high sense of personal accountability and ownership for the execution of their duties.

What's in it for you?

  • Work with one of Canada's "Top 100 Employers," with possibility of extension or permanent placement.
  • Full time shifts; (subjected to change)
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 40 Hour work week
  • Term (start and end date): Starts ASAP to December 31, 2022
  • This is a Fort McMurray based position
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits.
  • Representation by an award-winning staffing agency that takes pride in our personalized approach to staffing, ensuring you are a valued member of the team - not just a number.

Please note that this position is located in Fort McMurray, AB and local candidates are preferred. Non-local candidates will be considered but must be willing to secure their own accommodations, as there is no camp, LOA, or accommodation allowance provided.

Job Overview:

The Cost Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all costs related to the project are properly monitored and controlled. This includes assisting the Project Manager with purchase requisitions and work orders consistent with the Gate 3 classified estimate and project execution plan, ensuring cost coding is correct on all financial transactions, and monitoring, verifying and attesting costs. The Cost Specialist also plays an important role in managing change, in ensuring systems (e.g. STRIPES (SAP system), ALEX (Project Controls System) accurately reflect the current state of the project and in forecasting future performance. Finally, the Cost Specialist provides input into the regular stewardship reporting process.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Cost control, forecasting and reporting on the project.
  • Overall project planning / scheduling activities on the project.
  • Developing, maintaining and progressing SGMS and PMCS activities
  • Identifying and documenting schedule trends for action or approval
  • Working with contractors to develop and update their detailed contractor schedules (CS) in accordance with the PMCS schedule and Project Operations requirements for systems.

Accountable for:

  • Monthly reporting · ALEX data integrity, reporting support
  • Project cost status
  • Project cost forecast
  • Cost control and estimating data integration
  • Establish and maintain effective interfaces with Procurement / Contracts work processes:
  • Requisition and formation activities, including scope (pay item) and funding identification
  • Claims, back charges and surplus identification.


  • Chair monthly cost forecast review meeting
  • Prepare monthly cost forecast
  • Prepare monthly design allowance and contingency status
  • Prepare monthly cost report
  • Prepare and maintain incurred cost flow status of project
  • Prepare and maintain effective trends system including presentation to Management of Change (MOC) Committee and impact on cost forecast
  • Establish and maintain cost baseline alignment
  • Attend the monthly construction status meeting
  • Maintain ALEX data integrity:
  • Review data
  • Advertise reporting capabilities.


Experience and Education:

  • High School Diploma is required
  • 4-6 years experience 
  • Able to operate Primavera software
  • CSO Common Safety Orientation (or equivalent) (or must obtain prior to start)
  • If this position is classified as safety risk sensitive, you must also be able to pass pre-access drug & alcohol testing.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Authorized to legally work in Canada (eligible to work in the country for the duration of the assignment.

Required Safety training / equipment (if applicable)

  • Mask fit (includes 3M1/2 and Full)
  • Fall Protection 
  • Confined and Restricted Space Entry (OSSA)
  • Overhead Crane
  • Basic Rigging
  • Aerial Work Platform
  • SCBA Mask Fit (Scott AV2000) (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Driving on site
  • Online Contractor Site Orientation


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**We thank all applicants for applying, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted directly**

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