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  • Job reference: RMS0097623

Senior Cost Controller

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Perth
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/08/2011
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The Company:
A large scale EPCM client working on major projects within Australia.

The Role:
Reporting to the Lead Cost Controller, the Senior Cost Controller's role will be to provide leadership by putting in place effective cost controls on the project, to record and analyse costs and trends and to provide appropriate advice to key project personnel.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Common Responsibilities
 To live and promote the Project Covenants and Objectives.
 To meet the position Objectives and KPI’s.
 To be personally responsible for ‘Zero Incident & Injuries’.

Specific Responsibilities
 Review home office engineering budgets and staff plans by working with the project teams
 Analyse subconsultant budgets by working with the project teams
 Track and review. actual weekly labour costs, and analyse data to ensure charges are within budget, and charges are correctly coded. Make adjustments if necessary.
 Work with project team to ensure they understand charging procedures
 Develop and update labour budget graphs to monitor cost status
 Take part in the Change Management process to develop and price out deviations and bring to closure.
 Update cost reports with approved Change Management changes
 Support cost studies on as as-required basis
 Set-up, update and maintain CMS cost database
 Take part in forecasting of all project costs
 Analyse all information prepared and take action if required. Highlight any problem areas to the lead cost engineer
 Assist with the compilation of the monthly report
 Prepare all information required on a timely, accurate basis
 Be able to explain all data presented
 Be involved in the project, to understand the scope, current work status, future plans, etc
 Be proactive in identifying better ways of streamlining the work process
 Help subordinates in learning systems and work processes based on familiarity with systems

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
 Ability to cost code contracts and material requisitions
 Ability to enter and organise data into a cost system
 Ability to prepare reports tracking cost changes, trends and variations
 Knowledge of computerised proprietary cost control systems
 Ability to read and review data sheets and engineering drawings
 Ability to prepare management reports and provide analysis on base-line excursions
 Ability to recognise & assess budget and cost variations
 Thorough knowledge of components of project organisation
 Ability to organise projects: break down structures and Code of Accounts
 Ability to design and maintain reporting systems to achieve cost control
 Sound knowledge of cost forecasting
 Ability to design and organise cost control structures (develop Code of Accounts)
 Ability to assess scope of work for cost control purposes
 Ability to impart skills and train subordinates

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
 Previous EPCM experience.
 Tertiary engineering degree.
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