Downer Group

Senior Cost Controller (BB-A4EA1)

Found in: Neuvoo AU


Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

We are seeking an accomplished Senior Cost Controller with experience in large EPC scopes of work to join our Project delivery teams based in our Gold Coast office. You will be responsible for recording, analysing and reporting on major project costs and progress.


  • Lead and assist with the compilation of project budgets and forecasts for the business unit including but not limited to project working hours
  • Monitoring of actual costs versus approved budget costs
  • Allocate costs against correct cost codes and process account transfers
  • Updating, management and maintenance/improvement of cost control systems
  • Contacting key internal and external stakeholders to ascertain progress of project tasks/deliverables
  • Tracking of engineering man-hours vs budget/schedule
  • Deliver cost control reports to meet internal reporting
  • Monitor and update project costs
  • Create and update project cost forecasts
  • Maintaining project registers including change management register
  • Working with commercial personnel to help assess supplier and vendor claims
  • Application of key project metrics such as earned value, cost productivity and schedule productivity to estimate project costs at completion
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders and validating progress claims vs project budget, contract claims and estimate forecast
  • Calculation of month-end earned value and accruals
  • Submission of end of month figures to the Project Board within required month-end timelines
  • Prepare and review monthly cost summary reports including cashflows and EV forecasts 

  • Relevant tertiary or trade qualifications (Business/Accounting/Engineering/construction trades)
  • 5 plus years experience working in project controls
  • Understanding of contract terms and requirements
  • Understanding of earned value calculation and management
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with office software (outlook, word, excel)
  • Experience with JDEGS software an advantage
  • Strong communication skills to engage effectively with commercial, engineering and finance personnel with regards to all matters pertaining to project budgets
  • High level of attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate flexibility as you adapt to changing deadlines and business demands
  • Adaptable and willing to learn from and assist other project controls peers

  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team, with a focus on producing logical, smart designs through innovation and collaboration
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do
  • Experience working for a major ASX listed company and the chance to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.
  • To apply for this role, please submit your resume via the links provided. Notwithstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply

    calendar_today18 hours ago

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