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Project Controller



Accounting & Finance
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Project Controller - ( 240002O2 )


At Stantec, we approach every Community Development project we undertake—whether at the local or regional level— thoughtfully and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their communities’ unique needs throughout the Community Development infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. We’re a place where you can apply your passion and collaborate with top talent on work that’s critical to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large.

Your Opportunity

Our Community Development Business Line has a need for a Project Controller in a full-time permanent capacity, based in either of our Ottawa, Waterloo, Mississauga, London, or Markham offices. As Project Controller you will be working closely with the team of Project Managers and Leadership in the Community Development Business Line to provide financial and change management support on scope, schedule, and cost throughout the life cycle of projects. Our projects are multi-discipline, engineering, water, landscape architectural, planning, etc. that can include some or all of the following project phases: conceptual, preliminary design, detailed design, and construction phases. As a project controls professional at Stantec, you will utilize your expertise in financial planning, scheduling, cost controls, communications, and problem solving in a fast-paced, professional environment to assist the Community Development team with project delivery and program development.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Assist project managers across several Business Centers in Ontario and Eastern Canada with preparation of budgets for new projects and change orders in conjunction with clients and other team members;

  • Assist project managers and Stantec’s Financial Services group to prepare and process project budgets, change orders, and timely monthly invoices;

  • Undertake project setup procedures within internal financial system;

  • Interface with project staff and project managers to regularly develop project forecasts and analyze project schedule and costs to complete the project and ensure that those costs are properly recorded in the financial accounting system;

  • Assist project managers and leadership to monitor the progress of large projects on a regular basis to evaluate potential financial risks and ensure financial health and proper tracking in accordance with standards.

  • Review and provide strategic analysis of financial statements and provide commentary on required troubleshooting to improve financial results.

  • Perform project internal audits and financial reconciliations;

  • Support development, administration, and monitoring of project sub- consultant agreements;

  • Liaise between project technical leads and project managers to monitor and control project resourcing and accounting;

  • Assist project managers with compliance of Stantec and ISO standards for Project Management, including participation in audits.

  • Provide general team support / office support functions as required.

  • Report to Business Centre Leadership with regard to ongoing financial matters and be responsible to ensure that timely invoicing and financial reporting is completed.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong understanding of all phases of project controls concepts and ability to communicate ideas to others.

  • Thorough understanding of project accounting and accrual collection.

  • Solid understanding of principles and methods related to Earned Value Management.

  • Ability to multi-task, manage time, organize, and set priorities and make timely decisions.

  • Self-motivated, proactive individual with a strong work ethic, capable of prioritizing and communicating to multiple groups.

  • Able to adapt quickly to changing work demands without compromising accuracy and quality of work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Possess strong problem solving and analytical skills, including attention to detail.

  • Positive attitude, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office skills, with advanced skills in MS Excel. Experience with Financial/Cost systems (Oracle, Prolog, etc.) is preferred.

  • Prior work in project controls / project assistant role is a plus.

  • A/E industry experience preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Two-year business or related degree preferred with minimum of 1-year appropriate course work in project management, accounting, finance, or business preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing financial analysis, cost management, scheduling, and other project controls functions over the life of a project.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Ontario-London

Other Locations : Canada-Ontario-Markham, Canada-Ontario-Ottawa, Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Organization : BC-1604 CommDev-CA Ottawa ON

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 5, 2024, 9:42:25 AM

Req ID: 240002O2


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans