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Aberdeen - Westhill, Glasgow

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We have an exciting permanent staff opportunity in the PG (Pipeline Group) Finance Team for an Associate Project Cost Controller.

The role can be based in either our Old Kilpatrick office (near Erskine Bridge), or in Westhill, Aberdeen.

The role of Associate Project Cost Controller is an essential steppingstone to becoming a Project Cost Controller, ideally suited to a candidate with a degree in Finance or similar qualification, who wishes to study towards professional qualification in a supportive environment.

The role develops the Associate in the necessary competencies and skills required to take on the full responsibility of a Project Cost Controller, through ongoing studies, and developing a set of transferrable skills suited to all areas of the wider Project Cost Control/Finance function within Subsea7.

The successful candidate will take personal responsibility for self-development by working towards and demonstrating full knowledge and understanding of the various competencies set out in the Associate Project Cost Controller Competency Matrix.

This non-technical support role presents an ideal opportunity for someone with a financial background, who is highly numeric with excellent Excel, analytical and administrative skills. 


What will you be doing?

  • Assist the Project Cost Controller in all aspects of cost control of assigned projects including forecasting
  • Assist in the tracking of man hours, procurement activities and vessel operations.
  • Ensure the transfer of the Tender budget to Ecosys / Excel working file to form the basis of future monitoring and control.
  • Assist in the month end process by ensuring that SAP accurately reflects project to date, including any accruals or prepayments
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial forecasts for projects
  • Run of SAP cost/commitment reports
  • Roll over and updating of Excel working files
  • Maintain invoice and manpower trackers
  • Analyse variances from budget by building a detailed monthly analysis of variances from prior forecast
  • Prepare Close Out Documentation both internally and externally relevant to the Function.
  • Assist the Cost Controller prepare project cash flows


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.

  • It is essential that candidates should be educated to higher level (degree or equivalent) in Finance or a business-related subject
  • IT literate across the MS Suite, proficient in Microsoft Excel (including advanced pivots/lookups etc)
  • Working knowledge of SAP and Ecosys is preferred but not essential
  • Committed to in-role learning and studying towards professional qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, accustomed to report writing.
  • Builds and maintains strong business relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Collaborative team worker who also demonstrates initiative and ownership.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and an ability to work with detail and high accuracy.
  • Adaptable with a hands-on approach to supporting the team.
  • Pro-active and solutions-based, questions and will challenge the status quo.
  • Strong planning and organising skills and effective forward planning.
  • Cultural awareness.


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further.  Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.  

You may be prompted to set up a profile with us. It’s quick and easy to do.  Or, if you have already created a profile with us, simply log in and submit your application.

Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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