Project Lead Cost Controller

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Job ID 8588
Offshore Wind

A Project Lead Cost Controller is required to work for a leading Offshore Wind Farm Developer. The role will be based in London.


  • The Project Lead Cost Controller will be required to Lead the Implementation & maintenance of the offshore business cost control system/process of the project
  • Coordinating the work of the project cost control team and liaising with procurement and/or Package Managers/Budget Holders to determine committed expenditure, update/interrogate current budget assumptions and produce the Projects best estimate of cost at completion
  • Liaising with the Project Manager, Project Planner, Risk Manager and Change Manager in order to understand project issues and anticipate (and mitigate) their impact on the project's budget


  • Supporting the month-end value of work done (accruals/prepayments) process
  • Leading the month-end financial reporting process including variance cost analysis reporting
  • Compiling on a quarterly basis the project's VoWD plan/forecast and explaining any deviations from such forecast
  • Reporting to the Project Management team and the Business Financial department updates on key metrics and deliverables.
  • Leading the project's cash flow reporting and forecasting process
  • Providing ad-hoc cost control support to the Project, creating and maintaining WBS structures
  • Purchase requisition and Order Approval (from a cost control perspective, i.e. coding and budget)
  • Commitment reporting and closing PO's and month end processes
  • Dealing with VoWD and manual accruals requests, as well as cost variance analysis report
  • Project monthly report and forecasting processes
  • Creating forecasts and change control processes
  • Creating and maintaining budget availability and Ad-hoc cash flow reporting
  • Responsible for local content expenditure reporting
  • Local Content expenditure reporting resources


  • Significant experience in Cost Control of Offshore Wind projects or alternatively in large capital projects
  • Excellent Excel skills and proven significant SAP experience
  • Degree qualified or equivalent qualifications / experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence at various levels of an organisation
  • Proven significant experience of IT applications (SAP, Microsoft Office, Document Management Systems)
  • Proven significant experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing a team Key Interfaces such as Project Cost Control Teams, Project Controls Managers, Business Control Department, Package Managers/Budget Holders, Project Change manager, Project Planner.

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