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Cost Controller

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Project Management

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

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 who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.


Overall responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall project cost administration, analysis, and control for construction projects on the GO Expansion Program
  •  Perform cost analysis and produce cost reports for Project Managers and other Project Stakeholders
  •  Monitor project costs, review and reconcile project costs, and identify any variances or trends that require corrective action
  • Assist in the development and analysis of project business cases
  • Coordinate the receipt of project invoices and support the processing of progress payments, including entering purchase requisitions


Role and responsibilities

  • Interface with various departments to fulfil project cost analysis functions, including Engineering, Finance, Purchasing, Accounting, and external Suppliers/Contractors
  • Develop, enhance and implement standard reports and templates to be used to promote effective project cost control
  •  Work within Project Controls and with the project teams to identify and develop revised/additional cost reporting, as required
  •  Performing project cost audits, as needed



Education: Degree or diploma in a related field (for example Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Engineering)

Years of experience: Minimum 8 years of professional experience in cost analysis/control for construction projects (Transit experience is preferred)  

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of project cost control principles, methods, and practices including financial systems, spreadsheet development, cost analysis methods, and best practices
  • Excellent communication skills, positive attitude, and the ability to deal with various project stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in project cost control/analysis and cost reporting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, handling confidential and sensitive information, while maintaining effective working relationships


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent – Full Time

Location: Toronto - Ontario – Canada

Reports to: Cost Lead

Division: Transit

Remuneration: Based on profile



This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

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

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.



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