BrandSafway Project Controls Lead in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Safway CanadaProject Controls LeadFort McMurray, AB T9K 0T4

Safway®Serviceshave been used by over 50,000 customers – ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local subcontractors. With one of the largest in-house engineering departments in the industry, specialized scaffold options can be designed to meet any challenge.Safway is a recognized leader, providing scaffolding and access solutions along with specialty services for projects of any size and scope across North America. At any given moment, through our network of approximately 85 branch locations in the U.S. and Canada, Safway Services is involved in thousands of exciting projects, from industrial and infrastructure applications to commercial construction.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Controls Lead based out of the Suncor Site located north of Fort McMurray.


  • Individual will be responsible to oversee a team of approximately 20 individuals in various business functions including: Finance, Administration, Project Controls and Onboarding

  • Individual will work with Project Management team on key elements that directly contribute to the success of the project including: Time and Cost Controls, Safety Performance, Forward Analysis, Information Management

  • Will oversee the project quoting, cost control, performance measurement, and change management processes

  • Implement and ensure accurate performance measurements and prepare project reports

  • Responsible for Business controls documentation, coordination and support activities used to manage day-to-day business and client audits

  • Create and maintain the forecast and variance to forecast.

  • Forecasting and trending KPI performance consistent with the contract

  • Analyze the activities on site, determine and report on how these activities affect the results of the site and work with the management team on required changes or solutions.

  • Develop internal & external dashboards for measurement of KPI’s with Project Controls management team. Generate reports on required frequency & assist Project Manager on presentation & interpretation as required.

  • Tracking any value initiatives for client

  • Supervise and coordinate payroll processing activities to insure the accurate and timely payment for all time worked and corresponding payroll deductions

  • Verifying all rates are updated in both client and Safway systems to ensure accurate invoicing

  • Ensure compliance with Company and customer policies and procedures where applicable

  • Provide business analysis to Management team as needed

  • Participate in development activities for continual improvement in the project control system & services.

  • Provide leadership and education in zero-incident safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for safe work practices in functional area.


  • Minimum of eight (8) years related experience, preferably in an industrial setting

  • Preference to individuals with a business education background

  • Requires excellent oral and written communication, skills to effectively communicate with employees, customers, and personnel at other branch offices and within corporate headquarters

  • Requires strong leadership abilities to inspire and coach employees to accomplish strategic goals and related tasks. This includes abilities that correspond to leadership, such as recruiting, selecting, training, motivating employees, and managing employee performance, and developing and administering operating budgets.

  • Requires ability to process complex time sensitive data and information from multiple sources, make decisions based on this data, and to effectively communicate the related required actions to customers and subordinate personnel

  • Must be detailed orientated and have excellent time management skills

  • Knowledge of SAP would be an asset

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, with above average skills in MS Word and Excel

  • This position works a 5 x 8 schedule so preference will be given to individuals local to Fort McMurray

Safway offers a competitive salary, comprehensive extended health and dental plan, as well as a Group RRSP with company matching. We arean equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunity to all individuals. We are also committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities to ensure they have the right tools and support to do their job.

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