Cost Control Manager – Paris


Cost control Management – Paris

Airswift is seeking a Cost control Manager to work on a 12  months assignment in Paris  with a Major O&G Company. 


  • Start : ASAP for 12 months
  • Location : Paris

The project

The Mozambique LNG Project started with the discovery of a vast quantity of natural gas off the coast of northern Mozambique in 2010. The Project is operated by TotalEnergies – the world’s second largest LNG player with a leading presence in Africa – which is uniquely qualified to ensure the Mozambique LNG Project helps to meet the world’s increasing demand for sustainable, reliable and cleaner energy source.

Job dimensions
This position exists up to the completion of the development phase including Project close-out. The project management and central controls teams will be based in Paris and the package teams will primarily be based in engineering and site locations in Houston, Milan and Mozambique (Maputo & Afungi) during this phase. Subject to missions to Project locations as necessary. The overall perimeter budget is 18 billion dollars.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review, monitor and analyze committed, expended, earned values, and forecasted costs against approved budget and approved changes
  • Coordinate With Team Leads to review data to ensure commitments, schedule requirements, and risk items are accurately represented in the project forecast
  • To establish a suitable Budget and Cost coding structure — complying With Governing Agreements (PSA/JOA), Total E&P Mozambique, the Group’s and Project Management reporting requirements and rules for all phases of the Project.
  • To prepare / coordinate / consolidate and review the various Project budgets and updates (internal and external / Annual and Multiyear) With inputs from the members of the Project Team, and provide “ad hoc” economics support as required.
  • Prepare cost reports; ensure variances, incurred, committed, budgets, and forecasted costs are properly explained and communicated to the project team
  • Track use of contingency, management reserve, and approved changes to project budget
  • Participate in project meetings when required; gather, prepare, and analyze data for Risk Assessments; ensure risk information is incorporated into the project forecast
  • Support contracts and procurements for bidding, tendering, contract selection, and change management as required
  • Document processes and procedures as required by project or HQ directives
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to forecasting and other project cost control methodologies and document as lessons learned
  • Promote a culture of safety, health, environment, Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy
  • To provide the necessary checks, approval functions for invoices submitted, in accordance With Contracts, Project & Company procedures, Sarbanes & Oxley requirements and DOA
  • Participate and coordinate cost control tasks involved in the monthly closure exercise and provide input regarding cash calls
  • To liaise actively With Finance Department for all matters related to cost and accounting as required (Commitments, invoice processing and payment, accruals, payment claims and disputes…) and to ensure strict confidentiality of all the Budget and Cost documentation
  • The job holder will have to liaise actively With Project Management and related Package and Line Managers for the performance of the above duties.

The position activities will be performed in close collaboration and coordination with the Project Management. The job holder will play an
essential role in ensuring the project budgets are well forecasted and managed and that the project team is kept fully aware of the state of
project budgets.

Qualifications/Experience required
Minimum Education: Engineer/Bachelor degree in Business management or similar
Minimum Experience: 10+ years of experience in major oil and gas project cost control
Required Skills /Certifications:

  • Major Oil and Gas project developments knowledge and experience, with Partner and Government reporting interfaces
  • Excellent organizational ability and commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Requires team spirit with ability to work closely with various stakeholders ( international teams, vendors & subcontractors, affiliates, HQ, etc.)
  • Strong communication and proficient presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with cost engineering principles and methods including budgeting and forecasting, change management, management systems/procedures, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, Earned Value Systems and contingency management.
  • Budget and Cost Control tools: SAP (UNISOL), U-Cost, Excel, PowerBI, Knowledge of Total rules/procedures

Language Requirements:
Fluent English required. Portuguese language skills will assist performance

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