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Fundamental Controller 

Reference Code: 97420 


Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX 
Job Category: Project Services
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program   
Application Deadline: 01/21/2022 


We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously. 

Guided by our values of safety, innovation, responsibility, collaboration and integrity, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities. 

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges. 

To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

The opportunity
Reporting to the Project Controls - Admin Manager, Project Controls -Admin West the Fundamental Project Controller is responsible for providing detailed capital project cost support, including purchase requisitions, invoice attestation to ensure monitoring and controlling of the project budget.

What you'll do

  • Partner with Analytical Project Controller to conduct accounting transfers to ensure proper cost placement
  • Partner with Analytical Project Controls with maintaining work orders through SAP/PowerPlan
  • Partner with Analytical Project Controls with Project Initiation including SAP/PowerPlan
  • Create and track Material Requisition Forms (MRFs) and Service Requisition Forms (SRFs); assist Project Controls with requisition closeout
  • Partner with Field Material Coordinator to ensure materials tracking is performed
  • Coordinate with Project Team to review data to ensure commitments, schedule requirements, and risk items are accurately represented in the project forecast
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager and team to define construction cost tracking based on purchase order terms ensuring proper link with schedule
  • Track use of contingency, management reserve, and approved changes to project budget
  • Analyze, track, and report project (or contract specific) financial KPIs, and communicate their status to the project team
  • Contribute to and implement Project Delivery requirements (i.e. PDS, TOMS and any applicable TransCanada Project Delivery requirement.)
  • Participate in project meetings when required; gather, prepare, and analyze data for Quantitative or Qualitative Risk Assessments; ensure risk information is incorporated into the project forecast
  • Resolve unexpected items or inaccuracies in forecast data
  • Support the Project Manager by providing financial reporting requirements for bidding, during contract selection and administration of the contracts as required
  • Perform Final Cost Reconciliation
  • Secure records properly and in compliance with TransCanada’s requirements
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to forecasting and other project cost control methodologies and document as lessons learned
  • Maintain high level of focus on health, safety, and environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Degree/technical degree in Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management degree preferred; typically a university degree, with 2 or more years of related experience with cost control concepts and practices on capital projects. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experienced with Excel spreadsheets, word processing and database software; proficient in use of PC; willingness to use and learn current and future systems/applications
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with cost engineering principles and methods including budgeting and forecasting, change management, management systems/procedures, Cost and Work Breakdown Structures, Earned Value Systems and contingency management
  • Experience with Microsoft Desktop software, Windows, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven supportive team member who helps oversee, lead, advise and motivate a work team
  • Exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization
  • Knowledge and some experience with project and portfolio management processes, policies and principles
  • Written, verbal, presentation and electronic communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of the Project Controls and Project Management organization effectively
  • Maintains on going, positive presence with project team members, other stakeholders, and outside entities, i.e. Construction Contractors, vendors, through professional communications; able to work toward resolution of situations with all parties
  • Ability to analyze project cost data/status and to communicate those findings to Project Management
  • Ability to receive and work with guided supervision
  • Working knowledge of how to assess the relationship between cost and schedule data; communicates that assessment to Project Management, supervisors, and other members of the Project Team
  • Working knowledge of how to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and their cost impact
  • Working knowledge of the principles of version control and the change management processes
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the Company, especially within the Project Team as well as contract personnel to facilitate the accomplishment of project work; must be able to process information and make decisions under stress, obtaining project management buy-in on those decisions
  • Organized and able to manage varied tasks and identify appropriate prioritization for timely execution
  • Team player; interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Must be results oriented and possess sound problem solving skills
  • Requires an aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy, precision and logic
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Provides high level of quality of cost reports and forecasts.


About our business
TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 01/21/2022 using reference code 97420. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or a desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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