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Job Site Cost Controller
Black & McDonald Limited - Scarborough
Posted:1/8/2017
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Regional Controller, the Job Site Cost Controller proactively tracks, interprets and evaluates project key performance indicators in order to assist completion of projects within budget.  They will be primarily based out of the Scarborough office, but will often travel to various Ontario remote job sites as required.  The Job Site Cost Controller will identify areas of potential cost savings and provide in depth analysis of labour productivity, cumulative progress tracking and earned value monitoring in conjunction with ongoing support to the Southern Ontario Utility Region's project management teams.   Assignment may be for many months on one site or supporting multiple sites simultaneously.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor work in progress to budget, planned vs. actual, cumulative progress, and earned values.
  • Proactively identify profitability issues and advise management.
  • Liaise with construction project leaders on site and provide support as required.
  • Analyze labour burn rates, productivity and forecasting as per company best practice standards on an ongoing basis.
  • Review outstanding PO commitments, tools and forecasted costs to come on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal controls, including purchase approval requirements with a keen eye toward cost control and accuracy.
  • Assist Project Manager to ensure monthly billings are completed accurately and on time in order to maximize project cash flow.
Desired Skills & Experience

Competency Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Holds self and others accountable.
  • Problem solving and innovation.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • In depth, detailed understanding of productivity as pertaining to construction.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of work environments (both in-office and on-site)

Education & Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a job costing role providing support to construction projects
  • PMP Certificate an asset
  • Microsoft excel – advanced level
  • Strong Organization Skills 

Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 201719755