Role Definition

The Lead Cost Controller is a key role responsible for overseeing cost control activities for a floating offshore oil project. As a Lead Cost Controller, you will work within the oil and gas industry, specifically on projects involving floating structures such as FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading). Your primary focus will be to ensure effective cost management, budgeting, and financial control throughout the project lifecycle.


Cost Control Management:

  • Develop and implement robust cost control procedures and policies for the project.
  • Monitor project costs, including expenditures, commitments, and forecasts.
  • Identify and analyze cost variances, and recommend appropriate corrective actions.
  • Work closely with project stakeholders to ensure adherence to approved budgets and cost baselines.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Collaborate with project teams to develop accurate and comprehensive project budgets.
  • Provide input and support during the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Regularly review and update project cost forecasts, considering changes in scope, schedule, and resource requirements.

Cost Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare regular cost reports, highlighting key cost drivers, trends, and forecasts.
  • Conduct in-depth cost analysis, identifying areas of improvement and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Ensure accurate and timely cost reporting to project management and relevant stakeholders.

Change Management:

  • Evaluate the impact of project changes on costs and budgets.
  • Assess change requests, including variations in scope, and provide cost estimates.
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop and implement appropriate cost control measures.

Contract Management:

  • Collaborate with procurement and contract management teams to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Monitor and validate invoices, ensuring accurate cost allocation and timely payments.
  • Participate in contract negotiations and provide cost-related expertise and analysis.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess project cost risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and control cost-related risks, providing recommendations to minimize potential impacts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, engineering, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in cost control and project accounting within the oil and gas industry, preferably involving floating offshore projects.
  • Proficiency in cost control tools and systems, as well as financial analysis software.
  • Strong knowledge of cost control principles, project cost forecasting, and financial management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software applications.
  • Solid understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations, contract management, and cost-related aspects of offshore projects.


Location : Based in Paris (remote work possible at 75%)

  • Start as soon as possible
  • Duration: 12 months (extendable) - Long term opportunity
  • Location: Paris Area
  • Country: France
  • Contract type: Permanent or Contractor
  • Seniority level: Lead Engineer
  • Field of activity: Offshore / subsea oil &gas
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