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Job ID : 1162 

Closing Date : Aug 14, 2022

Job Category : Manufacturing 

Location : Corunna Site, Joffre Administration 


Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. 


These two roles will be members of the Finance Planning & Capital team. One role will be located in ME and one in MW. These roles will provide best cost control practices in partnership with the business to deliver turnaround event control plans and on-budget turnarounds. This role will be working with both third-party contractors (engineering companies, vendors, contractors) and internal clients (Engineering, Projects, Finance & Reliability – Maintenance- Turnaround CoE) and requires strong business partnering and communication skills to align with the needs of the individual project managers and Turnaround leadership. These roles will support the team to:

  • Work with one set of best practices across the organization and have one way of doing business which enables us to effectively plan and execute turnaround investment events, as well as effectively allocating funds and prioritizing work.  
  • Develop visibility, transparency, control, and alignment on Turnaround event management
  • Support Asset Roadmap, Strategy development & asset lifecycle economic assessments. 
  • Alignment on planning timelines (Manufacturing assumptions, Capital ABP, Fixed cost plans) 
  • Consistency & clarity on Capex VS Expense


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Provide Financial Planning & Analysis for the planning, execution and close out of turnaround events.
    • Includes: finalizing WBS and CBS in alignment with coding standard, manage budget attestation during the monthly reporting cycle, reviewing construction progress reports, ensuring allocations of dollars between capital and expense, and monitoring spend to Delegation of Authority
  • Partner with the Turnaround Event Management Team to monitor and control cost by identifying issues early through variance reporting, while advising on recovery options and recommendations.
    • Includes integration with estimators, planners, and schedulers throughout each event to align schedule and cost for reporting and roll up to the event management team; completing and communicating probabilistic scenario analysis, and ensure the event management team understands implications of their decisions on cost; and working with procurement on resource and material contracts to ensure costs match actuals, cashflow, etc.
  • Support implementation of department initiatives striving towards continuous improvement, standardization and improvement of integration across functions.


 What We Are Looking For:

The successful candidate will possess a Technical, business or equivalent related education (i.e. engineering or business/finance degree, Engineering technologist diploma), with at least eight years’ experience of cost control experience in engineering, construction, or project management. In addition, the ideal candidate will have


  • (or be working towards) CPA or Cost Certification (i.e. AACE, Cost Engineering) or possess a PMP
  • Superior working knowledge of SAP
  • Thorough knowledge of Engineering, Supply Chain, Fabrication and Construction processes as part of project execution
  • Strong knowledge of plant equipment, materials and construction processes
  • Excellent planning, time management, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with people from various disciplines to achieve goals
  • Experience on most common cost control software and superior experience with SAP, Excel
  • Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills with ability to plan, prioritize and deliver quality results
  • Team player with strong leadership and collaboration skills and the ability to effectively guide a project team
  • One or more of the following credentials/education are considered an asset:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business
    • Professional Engineer or equivalent technologist designation (P. Eng., P.L (Eng.) or CPA
    • Professional Management Professional (PMP)
    • Member of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), great to have but not mandatory


Please include (all together as one full document) a cover letter with your resume.


Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • This role requires up to 25% travel.
  • The successful candidate is required to provide proof of a valid driver’s license.


Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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