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Project Cost Controller



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Vacancy – Project Cost Controller

Project Cost Controller

SolarDuck is a Dutch-Norwegian company that is pioneering the technology to bring solar PV to the seas, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

As a spin-off of Damen Shipyards, a leading Dutch shipbuilder, SolarDuck was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs from the maritime industry. We are headquartered in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and have a growing international presence with offices in Norway and Japan.

Our vision is to Electrify the World with Offshore Floating Solar, and we have developed a unique technology to bring solar PV offshore. Thereby we enable access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and independent energy for energy consumers around the world.

To strengthen our team, we’re potentially looking for someone like you—someone who’s ready to make a meaningful impact in the renewable energy sector. If you are curious to find new solutions, like to develop speed in what you do, or are a trustworthy person driven to make an impact we would like to get in touch. With your leadership and expertise, you’ll help us accelerate the growth of offshore floating solar energy by deploying over 1 GW every year from 2030.

The Role

As SolarDuck grows, we’re looking for a Project Cost Controller. In this role, you’ll guide our offshore solar projects financially, tackling challenges and ensuring our projects are both efficient and sustainable. Join our team in Rotterdam and play a key part in advancing renewable energy. If you’re passionate about managing finances for innovative offshore solar projects and making a sustainable difference, we’d love to hear from you. We need a Project Cost Controller who isn’t just skilled in handling numbers but is also driven by a desire to contribute to a sustainable future.


  • Monitor and control project costs to ensure budget adherence;
  • Generate detailed financial reports for each project;
  • Track project performance against budgets, correlating financial data with work processes;
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction;
  • Support the development of accurate project estimates and budgets;
  • Analyze variances in both direct hire and contract hire work activities to prevent budget overruns;
  • Detect trends indicating potential deviations from the budget and propose corrective actions;
  • Recognize potential scope changes and their financial implications early;
  • Provide input on the project schedule;
  • Assist in developing, evaluating, and improving cost estimating, and control tools and processes;
  • Establish work breakdown structures and prepare cost reports;
  • Review and verify project invoices for accuracy and compliance with project budgets;
  • Innovate by bringing fresh ideas to optimize financial processes and project delivery;
  • Perform cost risk analysis for the relevant project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Financial Management, or a closely related field
  • Experience in shipyard operations, offshore transportation and installation is highly valued, though we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate relevant skills and a passion for our mission
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Exceptional ability with figures and financial forecasting.
  • You’re not afraid to voice your opinions or concerns.

Why choose SolarDuck?

In SolarDuck you will be part of a fast-growing, mission-driven team that works tirelessly to electrify the world with offshore floating solar. We are proud of our remarkable team of professionals, keen to share and learn from each other, fostering an inclusive work environment, where people can be themselves and every idea is valued.

SolarDuck offers the unique opportunity to continue to invest in your personal and professional growth on the job and through structured training and learning opportunities. In addition, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a share certificate program and a competitive salary. Further, we aim to have a diverse team and therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for this position.

Ready to take the initiative into a career that makes a difference? At SolarDuck, your work directly contributes to a sustainable future.

Vacancy - Project Cost Controller