Cost Controller

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Company Description:

General presentation:
Providing water, energy and waste management solutions for 160 years, Veolia offers public authorities and industries with a range of water, energy and waste management services vital to human development and sustainable growth in 48 countries around the world. We continue to adapt and innovate inline with economic growth and human development by designing and implementing solutions that will have a positive impact on the environment and resources. As Veolia Resources, our goal is to build a better 21st century.

In the Near & Middle East, Veolia works with industries, governments and communities, retail and commercial businesses to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that are needed today and in the future. Through public-private partnerships and innovative contractual schemes, Veolia is committed to achieving quantifiable results with sustainable, pragmatic environmental solutions.

Key figures:
- More than 3,000 employees in the Near & Middle East (in addition to the 5,000 for Enova which reports directly to Veolia AMO, for Facility Management and energy Efficiency contracts in the ME)
- A strong local network across the region (UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, KSA,Lebanon,Jordan, Turkey)
- 30 years of sustainable partnerships with more than 6,000 references

Job Description :
The Project Cost Controller will play a pivotal role in managing and controlling project costs for Veolia Middle East's Waste Treatment Facilities in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Reporting to the CAPEX Delivery Manager, the successful candidate will ensure project financial transactions are accurately recorded, Cost Control reports are prepared, and compliance with relevant accounting standards is maintained.

Key Responsibilities:
- Plan, lead, coordinate, and prepare cost control reports for the Waste Treatment Facilities projects.
- Study contract scope, requirements, and perform direct and indirect cost analysis risk assessments.
- Assists internal stakeholders in forecasting the strategic resource requirements to the business unit
- Assists in analyzing the resources productivity and updating the master productivity sheet for the business unit.
- Implement cost control procedures for all project aspects, ensuring compliance with budget requirements.
- Coordinate with project managers, department managers, and internal/external teams for effective project completion.
- Oversee the preparation of claims, review the cost impact, and assist in the preparation of variation orders.
- Lead the cost control function during job budget preparation and highlight potential over-run incidents.
- Provide project cost analysis, highlighting variances and unusual findings to the business unit.
- Analyze project KPIs and alert project management to potential issues.
- Coordinate with multiple internal and external project and business teams.
- Maintain record-keeping and ensure effective communication within the company.
- Prepare and present clear and concise technical reports to management.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all company staff, contractors, and client representatives.
- Analyze operational and technical problems, implement accurate solutions, and demonstrate proficiency in common IT applications.
- Possess knowledge of planning and cost control standard tools and software.
- Familiarity with waste treatment and incineration plant operational management is preferred.
- Perform 3-Way-Match for PO-Originated Invoices and validate/substantiate delivery/receipt to post other Non-PO-Originated invoices ensuring proper GL Coding (when required).
- Capture/Analyze/Validate actual costs and classify them into Fixed/Variable/Semi-Variable to support the development of standard costs and the understanding of their relation to changes in revenue streams.
- Support in KPI reporting by capturing/analyzing/validating the metrics used with other departments.
- Act as internal point of contact for inter-departmental financial queries (e.g. financial data for ICV compliance to procurement, staff accruals/advances balance to HR).
- Add vendors in BC365 and beneficiaries in the bank (when needed) ensuring accurate/documented payment details (SoD compliance).

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance or Accounting.
- 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
- Professional certification such as FP&A, CMA, or FRM is highly desirable.

Skills and personal Attributes:
- Can-do attitude with a problem-solving mindset.
- Effective communication with various stakeholders.
- Ability to manage multiple deadlines and conflicting priorities.
- Aptitude to own and honor assigned deliverables.
- Comfortable working in a small team with dynamic conditions.
- Proficient in English communication skills.
- Ethical conduct and integrity in compliance with regulatory and corporate standards.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Willingness to be based full-time in Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Veolia is the world's largest environmental services company.

For over 160 years, Veolia has provided public and private sectors with Water, Energy and Waste Management solutions and services which are vital to human development and sustainable growth.

With over 200,000 employees on five continents, Veolia designs practical solutions for the management (operation, treatment, distribution and/or supply) of Water, Waste and Energy. Through these three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to renew them.

Veolia Group achieved revenues of EUR 28.5billion in 2021. (In 2020) the Veolia Group served 95mn inhabitants with drinking water, 62mn with sanitation, produced nearly 43mn MWH of energy, and recycled 47mn tonnes of waste.

Veolia aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. Our goal is to build a better 21st century. We therefore see ourselves as #resourcers.

VEOLIA IN THE NEAR & MIDDLE EAST

Veolia has operated in the Middle East for over 30 years, providing innovative and sustainable water & waste services to industries, governments & communities, retail and commercial businesses.

Veolia has more than 3,000 employees in the Near & Middle East and a strong regional network of ~12 offices in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

Veolia currently has over 6,000 project references of work delivered in the region, and continues to develop new projects through public-private partnerships and innovative contractual schemes.

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