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Project Cost Controller 1

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Support & transversal

Montréal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

Understand better who we are by visiting www.systracanada.com.


As a project cost controller within Systra Canada, you will report to the Vice President, Finance and work closely with the Freight & Mining and Transit divisions.


General Responsibilities (purpose and objectives): Proceed with purchases related to projects, assist the Project Manager in the planning, monitoring and control of budgets, coordinate and prepare client billing.

Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:


  • Make quotation requests with suppliers;
  • Obtain the required approvals and place purchase orders with suppliers;
  • Create and issue purchase orders with the project management tool;
  • Follow up on received and pending orders (back orders);
  • Monitor and review project team timesheets;
  • Implement budgetary control points and appropriate documentation;
  • Prepare variance reports and initiate recommendations to mitigate project risks;
  • Assist in preparing budget forecast reviews;
  • Integrate project budget reviews in the project management tool;
  • Prepare customer invoices related to projects (lump sum, time-based, and time-based with ceiling) and supporting documents;
  • Coordinate monthly procedures related to month-end activities (accruals for revenues and costs);
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as accounting standards of the company;
  • Track accounts receivable with project managers;
  • Follow-up on supplier invoices payments;
  • Update the OPTEAMUS tool for resource planning;
  • Other related tasks.


Personal Qualifications:


  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to work in teams;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Advanced Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Proficiency in MS Project (an asset);
  • Knowledge in the transport technical field (an asset).


Internal and External Relationships:

Internal: Finance and Accounting team and Project team.

External: Clients and suppliers.


Studies (minimum and desired): College diploma in accounting or equivalent.


Experience (minimum and desired):


  • 2 to 3 years of experience in project management in a similar position.


Language Requirements: French and English, written and spoken.

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

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