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Cost controller
Business Line Energy, Resources and Industry
ID # 12711
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable





  • Support project managers in controlling contracts and budget approval;
  • Participate in distributing project documents, namely related to work methodology for tasks that fall under his/her specialty (project forms and standards for planning, cost control);
  • Track and control the project schedule to ensure objectives are met;
  • Prepare periodic cost reports;
  • Prepare progress reports for all project activities in accordance with the original content and presentation criteria (manpower plots, performance progress) in collaboration with the project team;
  • Prepare the project cost coding structure in collaboration with the project team;
  • Control and monitor project costs for each business line;
  • Prepare for all major changes that affect engineering and project costs.
  • Extract relevant data from accounting systems to track costs;
  • Participate in project progress management and revenue recognition calculations;
  • Evaluate the cost impacts of each contract change or development during its implementation;
  • Work together with accounting staff to reconcile and verify purchase orders and invoices associated with different projects;
  • All other related tasks associated with the cost controller position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or any other training or experience deemed equivalent;
  • Master’s degree in project management (a plus)
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in cost control or project management;
  • Skilled in the use of major office software (MS Project and Primavera are considered a plus);
  • Able to adapt to change, exhibits flexibility and sound judgement;
  • In-depth analytical skills;
  • Dynamic, self-sufficient, takes initiative, detail-oriented;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Must be bilingual.


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Trois-Rivières, QC

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