Project Controls Engineer


Port Moresby, NCD, PG

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil PNG Limited is the operator of the US$19 billion PNG LNG Project, an integrated development that is commercializing the gas resources of Papua New Guinea. Our production operations include gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines and liquefaction facilities.


Our operations commenced in the middle of 2014 and we ship liquefied natural gas to customers in Asia. Our operations have the capacity to produce more than 8 million tonnes of LNG annually.  


We are proud of our strong record in PNG for providing support to local communities across a wide range of economic and social programs that continue to transform the lives of Papua New Guineans. 



What role you will play in our team


The Cost, Schedule & Controls Engineer (CSC) is a specialist in cost/schedule engineering and project controls.  To enable successful competitive outcomes, CSC engineers are fully integrated within the project teams, working closely with project development and execution resources to deliver industry leading projects.  While schedule & cost performance is owned by the project manager; the CSC engineer utilizes discipline knowledge and toolkits to provide key insights to project team and business through analysis and clear communication and supports the completion of the project per the Project Objective and Strategies (POS)


The position is based at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

What you will do


  • Provide cost, schedule estimate input into POS, Right Scope, funding reviews, execution planning strategies and overall project implementation
    • Lead screening and detailed estimate development with project / business team input
    • Lead schedule development with project / business team input; facilitate schedule workshops
    • Facilitate aggressive target setting workshops and O&V workshops
    • Champion implementation of benchmarking feedback into project basis
    • Coordinate/facilitate scope / cost tracking and timely development of estimate recast to control budget for assigned projects
  • Steward appropriated cost and schedule from early stages through execution and start up including Owner’s Cost assigned projects
    • Provide monthly status / progress reports and / or forecast updates for assigned projects 
    • Track progress on aggressive targes, analyse O&V areas; recommend corrective actions to project team
    • Champion Change Management to Preserve Value; Implement or manage PCRs/change orders
    • Provide schedule and cost inputs into contracts strategy development, contract administration and implementation
    • Lead end project benchmarking activities / feedback and support reappraisals and actual project cost data feedback
  • Support annual CAPEX and OPEX corporate planning and provide updates throughout the project lifecycle
  • Support compliance with business controls and admin. Polices within Site including support for the Project Closeout process and Final Report dev. (as applicable)
  • Provide and support function with market analysis data, innovative data management solutions and final project benchmarking data.

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • An engineering degree from a recognized university
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Proficiency in Cost Estimating, Project Planning and Project Controls
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-changing environment
  • Ability to manage deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, influencing, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, coordination, planning, and interface skills




  • 5+ to 10 years industry experience through multiple function and project assignments in engineering, construction, and project services activities
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in the fields of project controls, cost, schedule, and progress measurement
  • Knowledgeable about schedule development and critical path method
  • Experience with capital budgeting and appropriation
  • Knowledge of production facilities and a multi-discipline skill set
  • Experienced with Microsoft 365 Applications (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Preference given to candidates that are knowledgeable with applications of Primavera 6, Microsoft Project, PowerBI, and SharePoint

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life.


We offer you: 


  • Medical Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP)
  • Emergency Loan
  • Disaster Assistance Loan
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


Please note benefits may change from time to time without notice, and may be subject to certain requirements and applicable laws. The benefits programs are based on the Company’s eligibility guidelines.

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