CB & I

Harcourt Matthews have been chosen as UK & EMEA Accounting & Finance Job recruitment experts supporting CB&I.

CB&I designs, engineers and constructs some of the world's largest energy infrastructure projects, providing a full spectrum of EPC solutions and proven process technologies. Drawing upon more than a century of experience and the expertise of approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, CB&I safely and reliably executes more than 700 projects a year through its three business sectors: Lummus Technology capitalizes on more than 2,800 patents and patent applications to provide process technologies, catalysts and specialty equipment for petrochemical facilities, oil refineries, and gas processing plants; CB&I's Project Engineering and Construction sector builds upstream and downstream oil & gas projects, LNG liquefaction and regasification terminals, and a wide range of other energy related projects; CB&I's Steel Plate Structures sector designs, fabricates and constructs storage tanks and containment vessels and their associated systems for the oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining and nuclear industries.

Cb&I has grown rapidly through significant organic & acquisitive growth and new project development. They have won a number of large projects recently which have come on stream.  
2011 Financial Highlights: Revenue: $4.6 billion; Backlog: $9.0 billion (Q4'11); New Awards: $6.8 billion; Shareholders' Equity: $1.2 billion
Markets served: Oil and Gas; Chemical and Petrochemical; Power Generation; Water and Wastewater; Metals and Mining

An internal review of existing and new projects pipeline identified the need to leverage higher calibre and quality of operationally focused Project - Finance Managers across various locations including London, Kent, West Wales - Milford Haven, Qatar, Angola, Egypt and Dubai. Several key objectives were highlighted, including:

  • Replenish and develop the strength in depth of high calibre individuals in an organisation that was growing rapidly whilst redeploying Managers onto new Projects and business transformation
  • Identify commercially focused individuals to improve project management information and liaison with Project Directors 
  • Identifying commercially and technically focused individuals to evolve best practice in Accounting & Finance specifically in Project Financial Control; Planning & analysis, Forecasting, Reporting commercial financial

Harcourt Matthews established several recruitment campaigns and range of candidate sourcing processes to attract a wide range of candidate types encompassing:

  • Accessing our network & extensive CV database, existing contacts and gaining new referrals / recommendations
  • Accessing several jobsite CV databases covering the active UK candidate market
  • Advertising on several job boards
  • Using our internal and several 3rd party outsourced research businesses contracted to identify and to supply scarce candidate resource (passive & non active people)
  • Specific sector headhunting campaigns complementing the above approach
  • Direct mail-shot programmes to specific accounting & finance trained CIMA, ACCA and ACA individuals who fulfilled the Accounting & Finance brief

The campaign resulted in the successful recruitment of several qualified accountants and inclusion into the CB&I Group Executive and senior management preferred supplier list for the UK and EMEA.

Jobs recruited for include: Interim, temporary & permanent

European Management Reporting & Analysis Manager
Group Accountant
Management Accountant - Hydrocarbons
Management Accountant - Reporting
Project Finance Manager - Angola
Project Finance Manager - London Procurement
Project Finance Manager - Qatar
Project Finance Manager - Isle of Grain
Project Finance Manager - Milford Haven