Cost Control Expert

Country/Region:  AE
Field:  Project Management

Abu Dhabi, AE

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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SYSTRA is one of the world's leading engineering and consultancy groups specialising in public transport and sustainable mobility. With over 10,300 employees, SYSTRA's mission is to design safe and sustainable transport solutions to bring people together, develop social inclusion and facilitate access to employment, education and leisure throughout the world.


For 65 years, the Group has been working alongside cities and regions to contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their infrastructure and transport systems, throughout the life cycle of their projects. SYSTRA is involved from the earliest stages of design through to the testing, deployment and maintenance phases. The company provides all its services in over 80 countries worldwide and generates 74% of its turnover internationally. With its new services, SYSTRA supports its clients and partners in their digital, ecological and energy transition, in order to invent the mobility of tomorrow.




  • Assisting in the development of procedures of cost management system and setting up the cost management tool Primavera Contract Manager (PCM).
  • Implementing procedures and maintaining the Primavera Contract Manager.
  • Setting up the Project budget and schedule of lump sum prices in Primavera Contract Manager.
  • Reviewing the Design-Build Contract’s submitted Bill of Quantities and checking the consistency in terms of Program WBS and the cost management report.
  • Maintaining the log of approved or disapproved changes to project budgets.
  • Assisting in preparing the cash-flow and encumbrance projections.
  • Forecasting costs analyses.
  • Running and analyzing earned value reports.
  • Monitoring and reporting project-level cost trends.
  • Reviewing the payment requisitions for reporting consistency and disallowing inappropriate costs on invoices.
  • Tracking the provisional sums/contingency.
  • Preparing executive information summary reports for program management staff.



  • Technical / engineering related university degree
  • Minimum (10) years’ experience in the required field of expertise for similar projects.
  • Technically strong in project cost planning, scheduling, and reporting
  • Strong understanding of program management functions such as Earned Value Management, trends, and forecasting.
  • Proficient in the contracts and cost control modules of Primavera Contract Manager
  • Superior capabilities in MS Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Experience on rail projects
  • Previous experience with P6 and EDMS systems



Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.