Project Controls Specialist


Job Description

Project Controls Specialist


The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people – where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving – we are powering our communities and shaping Canada’s skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

At Bird, we are focused on building a culture that brings together ideal team players who facilitate possibility every day. We are looking for those who have the courage and confidence to be humble; the self-motivated, ambitious professionals who are hungry; and those who never lose sight of their intuition, emotional intelligence, or the unequivocal impact of being people smart.

Reporting to the Project Controls Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for all project cost control support, including all daily cost allocations, scope change management and profit and loss reporting.

This is a camp based position in Kitimat, BC, working a shift of 14 days on, 7 day off, flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will be provided.

Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver


  • Responsible for the set up of project PM system with related cost, quantity, hours data, while ensuring alignment with estimate.

  • Manage project cost and revenue budgets.

  • Manage the project scope change management process including estimating, cost management and forecasting (Delays, Productivity Issues, Extra Work, etc.).

  • Oversee daily timesheet labor, equipment and procurement costs and their allocation to the correct CBS code.

  • Responsible to for the assessment reporting of project committed, incurred and forecasted costs.

  • Ensure that project cost coding management is appropriate for all original budget cost code allocations, scope changes and internal cost trends.

  • Produce project and portfolio cost and cashflow reporting and Earned Value Management reporting.

  • Coordinate with other members of the construction management team to ensure that direct and subcontractor trades productivity is managed, understood and incorporated into cost forecasting.

  • Coordinate the daily LEMS workflow to ensure the timely approval of project invoicing and transparent information in the event of a project financial audit.

  • Responsible to manage the project monthly invoicing process.  Ensure that it is prepared on a timely basis.

  • Coordinate with Finance Team to track project receivables.

  • Manage all cost management analysis for internal Profit and Loss Quarterly reporting.

  • Ensure that project risk and contingency is accounted for and managed appropriately.

  • Ensure that project accruals are calculated and communicate with the project finance team.

  • Aid in the development of continuous improvement reporting for the Construction Management team.


  • A technical college, university, or engineering degree with a focus in Finance or Business Administration

  • 7+ years of Project Controls experience

  • Experience on large infrastructure projects is preferred

  • Experience within EPC projects or leading project controls in engineering or design projects is preferred

  • Knowledge of cost engineering best practices is required

  • AACEI CCP (Certified Cost Professional) certification would be considered an asset

  • Experienced with Earned Value Management and Project Management Software

  • Proficient in MS Office with a focus within Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Organization and time-management skills; able to multi-task efficiently and meet deadlines

  • Motivated, confident, and possess a get-it-done attitude

  • Strong collaboration skills with the project team and with client are a requirement, with a commitment to positive team dynamic

  • Must be able to proactively seek personal development opportunities and be willing to receive constructive feedback

  • The ability to work independently to accomplish the tasks assigned

  • Ability to travel and work remotely as required

  • Valid driver’s license

What We Believe In


Safety is a moral obligation. Our goal is zero harm.


Bird invests in its employees as partners in the success of the company. Together we will grow and create opportunities within a respectful, diverse, and healthy workplace.


We believe that the best results are achieved through the collaboration of our employees, customers, partners, communities, trade contractors, and suppliers.


We conduct ourselves in a manner of which we are proud, as individuals, and as representatives of our company, community, and industry.


We are honest, truthful, and fair. We conduct ourselves with integrity.


We are committed to balancing the sustainability of the company, communities, and the environment.

Job ID: 35284206
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