Project Cost Controller (UK)

Project & Operations Department

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As Project Cost Controller, you will be responsible for guiding and advising the international Project Execution and Engineering Teams by effective forecasting, cost management and providing financial control for various ecoPlant and Business projects. In your role, you will support and collaborate with Supply Chain and Accounts Teams and provide monthly reports to the Clean Planet Energy’s Leadership Team. 
 
This is a multi-faceted role which requires the ability to work as part of a team whilst also having the ability to work independently. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have attention to detail in their work. 

Introduction

Clean Planet Energy (CPE) is a cleantech, renewable and alternative energy company, converting non-recyclable waste plastics into ultra-clean commercial grade fuels and circular-oils which emit negligible sulphur and nitrous oxide content, and significantly lower CO2 emissions. CPE’s mission is to remove over 1 million tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste from our environment every year. We will achieve this mission by continuously devising and implementing sustainable green technologies and processes (such as the Clean Planet ecoPlant) that prevent toxic plastic waste from damaging the earth’s environment and oceans, while also reducing the world’s demand for high-emission fossil fuels and petrochemicals products. We aim to divert non-recyclable waste plastics away from the word’s landfills, incinerators, and oceans - a major environmental win. 

CPE are developing and deploying a series of environmentally friendly EcoPlants; a process plant designed and engineered to accept almost any waste plastic (feedstock) and, through various chemical processes, convert the waste into commercial grade low-carbon, ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur circular fuels and oils. These can be used as replacements for traditional high-emissions fossil-based fuels, and for also making new plastics. 

Job Description:

Selected key duties and responsibilities as Project Cost Controller (based in the UK):

  • Working with the Projects and Operations Director (P&OD), Leadership Team and other relevant stakeholders strategically and operationally to provide timely and accurate financial information.

  • Ensuring the business and projects has sound financial processes and internal controls.

  • Leading financial planning processes, budgeting, forecasting and analysing financial performance of sites and across a range of projects 

  • Recommending improvements on revenue, costs and margins across all projects – supporting the project teams in development of action plans to avoid cost overrun and in making commercial decisions.

  • Developing and leading on financial reporting in terms of systems, tools and processes

  • Develop forecast trend analysis for site costs and monthly cost reports.

  • Driving improvements in relation to interpretation of financial performance and financial modelling.

  • Internal Monthly management accounts (supplementing our external accountants)

  • Managing required statutory requirements and liaising with our bookkeepers, auditors, where if required.

  • Attend project kick-off meetings, gate and monthly project team reviews.

  • Maintain detailed change management records and invoices log.

  • Work with the project team to develop detailed monthly cost forecast and status reports.

  • Analyse and interpret reports, providing recommendations to management

  • Contribute to the annual budget process as necessary

  • Check and challenge invoices and confirm alignments with Purchase Orders and tenders

  • Point of contact regarding finance queries 

 
 

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Remote during COVID, then potentially London, UK part-time with remote. 

Salary Range: £35k - £50k + / annum + benefits (depending on experience)

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Note to Recruiters and Agencies: This opportunity is not open for recruiters or agencies, and any applicants that are received though this will be rejected. 

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Essential requirements for role:

  • Relevant education or qualifications and min 3 years+ project cost control experience.Experience in applying project cost control principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, especially around Project Cost Control, Forecasting and Reporting.

  • Diligence and ability to deliver accurate cost information, reporting and guidance to management.Proven skills and experience of cost control of projects on global basis, including performing foreign currency analysis, assessing currency risk exposures and understanding international project ramifications.

  • Ability to support and/or own development of systems and processes required to support international growth.  

  • Understanding of a variety of contract terms and payment arrangements.

  • Working knowledge of project cost controls tools and systems.

  • Proven skills in cost control, estimating, quantity surveying coupled with a working knowledge of project management, business development and finance.

  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with individuals from various backgrounds, disciplines and cultures.

  • Able to manage and prioritise tasks against tight deadlines.

  • Must be flexible to adjust work schedule as determined by the demands of the business, therefore a certain flexibility is mandatory.

  • A love for and confident IT user including strong SharePoint and Excel skills.