Senior Cost Controller

Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 01, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Cost Controller

PERSOLKELLY is one of Australia's largest and longest serving recruitment providers. Delivering both quality temporary and permanent options, we specialise in the recruitment of Professional, ICT, Government, STEM, Management and Executive talent.

Our client, a Global leader in the Iron Ore industry, is seeking an experienced Senior Cost Controller for one of their major projects on a FIFO basis in the Pilbara

Working on site as a key interface with the Perth and site teams, the Senior Cost Controller requires knowledge and experience with project controls, commercial and construction functions. Site experience on major capital projects is a must.

This role will serve as a key support to the site construction team and to the Perth based team on all matters relating to construction activities.

Roster: 2:1 roster

Hours: 12 Hour days

Start: ASAP

Duration: Approx 12-month assignment with possibility of extension

Pay Rate: Approx $80 - $100ph depending on experience

The Role

  • Validate site contractors claims and reported progress.
  • Validate and update site MTO's and BoQ's on a progressive basis
  • Liaise with site contractors and owners team stakeholders to provide cost reporting, forecasting and MoC as required.
  • Input actual and forecast costs against project baseline budget in cost system.
  • Collect cost and progress information from both internal and external parties to report on earned value, forecast cost to complete
  • (ETC) and forecast cost at completion (EAC).
  • Prepare monthly reports and ad hoc deliverables as required.
  • Highlight variances against baseline plan and budget.
  • Perform periodic Earned Value Analysis, tracking Actual value against Planned Value & Earned Value
  • Work closely with Project Managers to implement the EVM process of cost account status reporting, accruals, schedule status and forecasting, provision of progress and variance analysis reporting.
  • Adhere, understand and apply the project Work Breakdown Structure to ensure all systems, processes and reporting reflect the standard approach on the project
  • Ensure all project costs are properly captured and reported.
  • Verify contractor invoices
  • Assist in management of change (MOC) process through project change notices (PCN).
  • Ensure time writing and invoicing (where applicable) accuracy.
  • Assist with administration as required.
  • Ability to transpose earned value metrics into tabular S-curve charts, highlighting budget, earned, forecast ETC and EAC.

  • Experience Required
  • Experience in a similar site-based role for a minimum of five years
  • Experience in Capital Project execution .
  • Strong communication skills, ability to interface with project and corporate stakeholders.
  • Experience with cost and finance systems, such as CMS, Ariba and SAP essential.
  • Familiar with cost and work breakdown structures.
  • Minimum of ten years' experience on major capital projects
  • Degree qualified or internationally accredited project controls certification.

  • If you are interested in the role and fit the criteria, please apply online today! If you have any further questions before applying online, please email Rebecca Nash at

    **PLEASE NOTE - only online applications will be considered**

    Who are we

    At PERSOLKELLY, our passion is - and always has been - putting you first.

    We propel our people forward by supporting their careers in fresh ways, backed by our expertise and capability.

    We're committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experience and perspectives.

    We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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