Cost Controller

Why Join Exceed?

Exceed is the largest independent Well Management Company at the forefront of Leading the Energy Transition. We are headquartered in Aberdeen from which we service our UK and International operations.

At Exceed, we offer a supportive work environment where you can grow and innovate among a team of industry professionals committed to excellence in the Energy Transition.

Apply now and take the next step in your career as a Cost Controller with Exceed.

Job Specification:

Join Our Team as a Cost Controller at Exceed

Exceed has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Controller to join our team. In this role, you’ll get hands-on experience in wide ranging UK and international Wells Lifecycle projects.

The Cost Controller will support the Wells Engineering team with preparation of AFEs, daily cost control, monthly financial inputs, contract administration, and cooperation with logistics coordinators.

Manage Project Costs: Collaborate closely with project managers, engineering teams, and finance to ensure project costs are managed accurately.

Client Interaction: Regularly interact with clients, including visiting client sites and communicating with client cost and contracts teams.

Role responsibilities will include:

  • Assist the wells project team with preparation of cost estimates for client AFEs and projects in conjunction with the Lead Cost Controller
  • Ensure that cost commitment and forecast expenditure is being reviewed and reported on a daily basis during drilling operations and ensuring that all information is accurate and correctly input
  • Support the review and processing of invoices to ensure compliance with the commercial terms of contracts and correct coding of costs
  • Prepare the timely and accurate preparation of monthly Value of Work Done (VOWD) cost estimates and monthly/quarterly re-forecasts
  • Prepare Well Reconciliations ensuring that any variances are identified, investigated and resolved
  • Supporting the contracts and procurement team in the contracting and procurement of drilling materials and services, ensuring that C&P activity falls within planned budgets and that drilling requisitions are coded correctly
  • Supporting the Wells Engineers and contracts and procurement team in the preparation and issuing of call off orders (COO)
  • Providing any and all necessary support during routine audits of well costs by corporate auditors, partners, and statutory auditors
  • Implement the required invoicing and call off/purchase order procedure for clients
  • Provide support to the finance team as and when required


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in finance roles in the oil and gas industry
  • Experience in supporting Wells activities preferred
  • Good understanding of E&P operations, particularly well commissioning, drilling, and well services operations
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are essential
  • Excellent communication skills are required for effective collaboration with internal teams and client interaction

Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies

Please note that EXCEED does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed agreement between EXCEED and such recruiter or employment agency, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

In the event a recruiter or agency submits a CV or candidate without an agreement, EXCEED shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.