Cost Controller - Immediate Start

Job title : Cost Controller - Immediate Start
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Contract or Temp
Salary : Negotiable for the right candidate
Contact name : Tommy Carter
Contact email :
Job reference : 1479305
The Cost Controller will interact with the Commercial Manager, Project Managers, and the Finance Business Partner team.
The employee will be responsible and accountable for the following:
  • Ensure individual project monitoring, analysis and change control (variations) is applied throughout the project using best practice techniques.
  • Undertake cost risk and opportunity analysis, prepare budget allocations, prepare cost forecasts, and cashflow forecasts.
  • Analysis of data to establish the variances in initial estimates and final project costs, identify trends, risks, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Participate in reviews of tender pricing schedules, contractor forecasts, payment claims, variation claims, and make suitable recommendations.
  • Interrogation of the monthly ledger costs to ensure costs are correctly coded, and accruals are accurate.
  • Participate in reviews with relevant stakeholders to confirm quantities to date, quantities to complete, and calculate the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP)
  • Participate in reviews with relevant stakeholders to produce forecast costs to complete for materials, plant, and labour.
  • Participate in reviews with relevant stakeholders to report final procurement forecasts and subcontract values.
  • Work in collaboration with estimating and risk resources to improve the cadence for cost out.
  • Preparation of monthly written cost performance reports
Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies.
  • Assist the company wherever possible to ensure the overall health, safety and welfare of all Personnel, Contractors, or visitors within the Entity.
  • Ensure all work practices are carried out in as safe a manner as possible and always complies with all applicable legislation and  Occupational Health Safety and Environmental (OHS&E) policies / procedures.
  • Insist that all services delivered to clients always meet the strict quality standards set by the Company.
  • The company will ensure everyone is crystal clear of what is expected of them.
  • Everyone will receive honest and regular feedback on their performance.
  • We will share the vision of the organisation and the strategic priorities all Employees.
  • We will give our people opportunities to grow and develop.
  • We will create a team environment so that everyone feels like they belong.
  • Actively promote and reflect the Values.

  • Provide guidance and support to the construction team; include reporting structures and requirements, forecasting, timetable guidance, transparency (especially variations and contingency).
  • Management and control of project costs; and coordination (timely and accurate preparation) of claims for invoicing.
  • Liaising with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, to maintain awareness of project activities and their impact on the project budget.

  • 5+ years' experience, working within roles in a commercial environment supporting project-based activities.
  • Knowledge of approvals phases of projects in the construction, energy, resource and/or oil and gas industries.
  • Financial control in a complex project environment, project management, work program or program management office experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Confidence to ask for assistance when necessary.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking when problem solving.
  • Completion or working towards being CPA/CA qualified.
  • Experience in the petrochemical sector.