Cost Controller

Posted a week ago by Balfour Beatty UK


About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Controller on our ASTI projects based in Aberdeen.

Please note: This is a flexible position – for the preferred candidates, it may be project based or office based but site travel would be required, within this role you'll report directly to the senior finance manager.

Due to the nature of the role, a full driving license would be required. 

What you'll be doing

As a Cost Controller you'll:

  • Assist the project team with cost queries and gaining back-up/validation to costs
  • Support Commercial function by ensuring correct cost allocation and running of weekly cost reports
  • Conducting variance analysis of actual v forecast costs
  • Monitor and tracking of costs
  • Interfaces with: Senior Finance Manager, Site Project Team, HR and BB Newcastle and wider finance teams
  • Liaise with External: Suppliers and Contractors
  • Work with Clients stakeholders to facilitate audits monthly/quarterly provide samples of costs to enable audits and validation.
  • Support Finance Manager and Commercial Lead in any ad-hoc analysis.

Who we're looking for

You will have/be:

  • Highly motivated, proactive and practical individual
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and within set timescales
  • Thrives in a busy environment and enjoys a challenge
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised and able to work on own initiative
  • Review and Prioritise tasks with accuracy
  • High levels of IT Literacy, preferably used Oracle R12 accounts system but not essential.
  • Full driving licence
  • Gain understanding of Oracle R12 CVR (link between Commercial Project reporting and Financial project reporting)

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit (url removed)/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://(url removed)/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: (url removed)

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