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Cost Controller Senior Engineer

Country/Region:  EG
Field:  Project Management

Egypt, EG

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


SYSTRA Egypt is currently involved the most exciting projects in the region, among which the Electrical Express Train and we are looking to expand our Signature Team in the Egypt, working on high profile infrastructure projects and we are growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio


  • Providing accurate project cost monitoring, forecasting, and reporting to completion in line with budget.
  • Pro-actively monitoring and managing cost variance and contract cash flow.
  • Collaborating with client and Consultant teams to manage the delivery of project deliverables and objectives, including programme performance, cost control, and value engineering.
  • Managing contract change effectively, ensuring that projects remain within governance and adopt best practice.
  • Driving improvements in the accuracy of forecasts and budgets
  • Provide support on all aspects of Cost Management to the Project team as may be required. 
  • Assisting in the development of procedures of cost management system and setting up the cost management tool Primavera Contract Manager (PCM)
  • Setting up the Project budget and schedule of lump sum prices in Primavera Contract Manager
  • Maintaining the log of approved or disapproved changes to project budgets
  • Running and analyzing earned value reports
  • Monitoring and reporting project-level cost trends
  • Tracking the provisional sums/contingency
  • Preparing executive information summary reports for program management staff


  • Educational Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in project controls with an emphasis on cost management in rail projects
  • Technically strong in project cost planning, scheduling and reporting
  • Strong understanding of program management functions such as Earned Value Management, trends, and forecasting
  • Extensive knowledge of main standard forms of contract including FIDIC
  • Proficient in the contracts and cost control modules of Primavera Contract Manager
  • Superior capabilities in MS Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Excellent command of English, French is preferred