Career Details


Lead, Cost Control

Saskatoon, Canada


Reporting to the Director, Project Controls, the Lead, Cost Control, will oversee all cost control and project accounting deliverables for the Rook I Project (“Project”). Specifically, this position will play a key role in the establishment and monitoring of the control budget, the development of the cost control plan, and the set-up of the overall cost system and associated procedures. This position will also be responsible for the cost control governance and interface with engineering service providers and contractors engaged by NexGen for the Project.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Work with the Project and Finance team, to lead the cost system implementation, including mapping out all interfaces with service providers (i.e., EPCM team) and contractors.
  • Support the development of NexGen project-related budgets and forecasts, ensuring adherence to the Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Basis of Estimate.
  • Monitor the project baseline scope, the control budget, and the baseline schedule against the project forecasts and trends, providing detailed analysis to project management.
  • Effectively manage the communications interfaces essential for the delivery of the cost function.
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement, and construction functions, and others as required, to maintain awareness of project activities and their impact on the project budget, schedule, and cost forecast.
  • Liaise with procurement, finance, and third parties as required, to ensure accurate and timely capture of procurement, materials, subcontract, and labor costs.
  • Lead the onboarding and governance of cost control disciplines with engineering service providers and contractors, including project accounting controls.
  • Set up the Accounts Payable process with service providers and contractors to facilitate timely payments within internal controls.
  • Coordinate the Authorization For Expenditure (AFE) process for project-related spend.
  • Lead the governance of internal controls within the project.
  • Support development and validation of project estimates.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience:

  • Relevant university degree with a minimum of 5 to 7 + years experience on large capital projects, or an appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • EPCM or Owners team mining project experience is considered an asset.
  • Proven team leadership, able to work with project team members at all levels to meet deliverables and deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of cost management systems.
  • Project management/controls certifications such as AACE and/or PMP are considered an asset.
  • Proven commitment to workplace safety and demonstrate safety leadership.


Core Competencies:


  • Communicates in an open candid and consistent manner with impact to inform, enroll, coach, and inspire. Effectively builds rapport and appropriately delivers information (oral and written) in a timely, well organized, thoughtful, and engaging manner.

Team Effectiveness

  • Works collaboratively across functional teams, embracing unique talents and diverse perspectives, to achieve common goals. Actively participates as a prepared team member, demonstrating flexibility and respect for different workstyles. Pro-active approach to building relationships.

Work Management

  • Plans, manages, and follows through to ensure the flow and timely completion of activities to deliver successful work results. Maintains quality and safety standards to ensure NexGen's Elite Standards are met across all work streams. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.

Personal Accountability

  • Takes responsibility for own actions and outcomes. Maintains effective and professional approach, demonstrating resilience and accountability in a fluid fast paced work environment.

Analytical/Critical Thinking

  • Able to identify, articulate and problem solve for complex situations with consideration for outcomes. Provides clear and informative explanations to support effective decisions in line with company objectives. Uses creative, conceptual, and/or inductive reasoning.

Functional & Technical Skills

  • Applies specialized knowledge in own area of expertise and openly shares information and knowledge with others.


This position will be initially based in the Saskatoon office and will transition to a site-based role once major construction commences.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to

Please include Lead, Cost Control in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.