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Project Controller – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2631)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 5 Jul 2017

Job Description



Voisey’s Bay


East cost of Labrador, Canada (approximately 350 km North of Goose Bay and 35 km Southwest of Nain.


2 week in  2 week out

Shift Length:              

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

Late Summer 2017

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check


Scope of work:

JS Redpath will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay.  The existing open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022.  Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain Nickel and Copper and at peak production, 2.54 million tons will be mined annually.

Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 meters of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 million tons of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure.


Job Summary:

The incumbent must be able to administer contracts, subcontracts, prepare execution schedules and track performance, incorporate quantitative and qualitative analysis, and to define both the physical and the economic performance of the projects and recommend action to be taken should deviations from the optimal performance be highlighted.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all functions are carried out in compliance with company and national health, safety and environmental guidelines, policies, procedures and legislations

  • Prepare, define and compile the controls baselines including the development of project schedules, budgets and track progress against these baselines

  • Prepare project specific controls procedures

  • Establish project timekeeping, comprehensive project reporting, ensure appropriate selection of account codes and document management processes.

  • Analyze performance data, identify trends, works with technical and operations teams to prepare mitigation plans;

  • Responsible for compiling progress claims and contract change orders;

  • Ensure that the Redpath Management of Change process is being followed

  • Prepare and finalize the close-out reports, including maintaining historical costs and production information

  • Maintain professional working relationships with management and client representatives

  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to Redpath and client information

  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • Required: University degree in related scientific, business or engineering field

  • Preferred: University degree (business or engineering) in quantity surveying, cost estimating, commercial or mining.Additional qualifications and/or certification(s) in quantity surveying (professional QS), project management (PMP), contract administration and key performance indicator measurement will be considered an asset.

  • 5 Years of post-graduate field and/or office based project accounting, estimating or controls experience related to underground construction projects or operational mining environment, with knowledge of project management, construction contracts, reporting and data manipulation

  • Computer Skills: Oracle Primavera P6; Oracle JD Edwards; Hard Dollar; MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)


Health and Safety:

  • Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock out tag out procedures are followed

  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

  • Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.

  • Work in accordance with local legislation





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