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Project Controls Specialist (12 month temporary)


Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date:  July 26, 2019


Reporting to the Manager, Project Controls, the Project Controls Specialist will support the application of project controls practices including the disciplines of cost controls and change management.  Included also are integration activities with estimating, contract and purchasing management functions.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure that project cost management plans are prepared and executed in a manner that provides accurate and timely control of project costs, and accurate information for options analysis, business case review and project execution planning.
  • Assist with the preparation of the project cost management plan as part of the overall Project Control Plan.
  • Working with consultants to ensure that they establish effective cost management plans and perform to them.
  • Assist with validating contractor’s monthly progress payment certificates and invoices.
  • Validate contractor’s daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support the development of the project budget by aligning the project estimate and procurement packaging plan, and present the project baseline budget for approval by the project manager.
  • Support the set-up and implementation of the Project Controls management systems, processes and workflows, and staffing of the team.
  • Perform the required cost control transactions and functions.
  • Support the analysis of project cost impact and delays, and review of periodic project cost updates.
  • Assist with the evaluation and rebuttal of project time and cost claims.
  • Prepare, or support the preparation of the Teck Monthly Project report.
  • Arrange and facilitate the weekly Project Cost and Schedule review meetings.
  • Prepare cost status reports, cost trending, and cost analysis.
  • Provide timely variance analysis and an early warning to management on cost variances to the approved baseline/forecast. Provide corrective action plans as required.
  • Perform change management functions and maintain change management records of scope changes, trends, and variances.
  • Continually review and ensure the integrity and credibility of the information contained in the cost reports.
  • Integration of scheduling and planning activities with the project team, regulatory bodies, external consultants and internal groups, to develop and update detailed schedules.   
  • Integration of progress and performance activities.
  • At the completion of the project, assist with the development and recording of the project’s historical cost information and “lessons learned”, for use on future projects.


  • Minimum 15 years experience in cost control roles on various projects preferred.
  • A graduate degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Good skills in the area of budgeting, cost control, and cost system application, planning, progress measurement and Primavera. 
  • Understanding of project management. 
  • Good knowledge of overall project implementation management processes.
  • Good software skills on Excel, Prism, Primavera.
  • Good with data and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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