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    • April-14-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Energy , Oil and Utilities

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Cost Engineer - Horizon Oil Sands Major Projects


Calgary, AB, CANADA
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At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by 'doing it right' with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.

What We Offer

  • Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Savings Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Full Benefits
  • Annual Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education and Training
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The Cost Engineer is an integral part Canadian Natural's growth strategy and will be responsible for developing the overall cost budget and will be monitoring and controlling all project cost developments and deviations to ensure the project cost objectives are aligned with the overall project objectives. Utilizing your expertise, you will supervise and provide technical direction for all cost activities of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractors. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop and maintain cost control budgets, ensuring costs remain updated and in line with wider project objectives and ensure proactive use of Canadian Natural resources to establish and maintain the project cost systems from engineering through to construction phases of the project.


. Participate in establishing and maintaining the various Project Control tools that Canadian Natural employs, such as Master Schedules, CPM networks, progress measurement, cost engineering reporting and cost forecasting systems
. Lead the preparation and maintenance of the Cost Systems and various cost exercises for the project
. Consolidate project information and provide monthly reporting
. Monitor, review and analyze all costs and statuses of contractor work during all phases of the project including analysis of any deviations and corrective plans
. Review contractor cost and cost flow reports and ensure contractor plans are realistic and achievable
. Analyze progress, manpower and performance information to support effective project management
. Lead in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommend appropriate modifications and revisions
. Work in close cooperation with Project Manager, Team Leads, and Cost Engineers ensuring:
   o Proactive direction is given to the contractor
   o Reporting of deviations proactively to affected stakeholder

. Typically 6+ years of related industry experience with an engineering degree or other technical designation
. Familiarity with and understanding of:
   o Project Cost Controls, estimating, budgeting, analysis, and forecasting
   o Industry specific applications (ie. Primavera P3ec, Prism) and in the MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
   o Project/Business Management Principles and Concepts
   o Including identification of feasible/logical solutions in the absence of procedures or limited guidelines

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Our Oil Sands Mining Operations
Horizon Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Horizon Oil Sands. 

About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

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