Position Description

Cost Control Coordinator
Company - Location Victoria Shipyards - Victoria, BC - 825 Admirals Road
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4232
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Cost Control Coordinator

The Cost Control Coordinator reports directly to Seaspan’s Finance Department through the Cost Control Manager, and is responsible for the administration of project costing, invoicing, reporting, and contract arising coordination; the procure-to-pay (P2P); and the Corporate Transform AP (TAP) for the Submarine Program. The role provides administrative support to Sub-contract agreements for the Submarine program and is expected to ensure the accurate and timely completion of all invoicing and associated reporting in accordance with contract deliverables for all sub-contract agreements under the VISSC (Victoria In-Service Support Contract).


  • Follows Seaspan’s financial policies and procedures
  • Is a key individual contributor for the billing administration of the Submarine Program and ensures the billing cycles for each VISSC project are maintained and followed
  • Under the guidance of the Cost and/or Contracts Manager uses the Corporate Transform AP (TAP) as the payment review and approval process for the goods and services being procured for the VISSC Program
  • Supports project costing and budgeting for the procurement of goods and services
  • In the absence of the VISSC Cost Analyst and Subcontracts Specialist, provides information and responses needed to answer questions from the Victoria Shipyards Ltd. Co. (VSL) Accounting/Finance, Supply Chain Management and Logistic department regarding the VISSC Program
  • Provision of support to the VISSC Program with regards to creating, maintaining, and updating various business reports, KPI’s and the weekly and monthly Submarine Project Progress Reports by using JD Edwards Enterprise One, Business Intelligence, Live-Office, and any other applicable Microsoft office applications
  • Provision of support to VSL Monthly Progress Review Meeting (PRM) for the VISSC Program and assists in compiling the monthly PRM reports as required
  • Once sufficiently trained, experienced, and qualified, functions as an in-house ERP System Expert and provides JD Edwards Enterprise One System support to other team members of the VISSC Program
  • Performs additional administrative and supporting duties as required

Education and Experience

  • A post secondary diploma in Business Administration or another relevant subject area. A combination of relevant experience, training and/or education may be considered.
  • Experience working and managing spreadsheets, budgets, invoices, contracts, and accounting related deliverables
  • A post secondary degree and/or the enrollment in the PMP certification is considered an asset
  • 4-5 years experience in a project management environment and/or project contracts administration with a solid ability to support the financial administration of a business or projects

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Understanding and proven application of cost accounting practices
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant PSPC purchasing policies and procedures
  • Excellent digital literacy including but not limited to all Microsoft office applications, with particular emphasis on Excel
  • Excellent time management, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral, written communication skills
  • A self-starter with strong initiative and a good team-player
  • Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to accommodate changing demands
  • Knowledge of shipbuilding industry considered an asset
  • Able to attain NATO Secret & Controlled Goods Clearance

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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