Cost Analyst

  • Hourly rate
  • Australia Western Australia Perth
  • Contract
  • Mining
Cost Engineer
•    Opportunity to develop solutions that shape the future of this organisation through innovation and growth
•    Be part of a group that values safety and inclusion
•    Flexible working arrangements 
•    Based in Perth CBD with ad-hoc travel

About the role
This role will report to the Project Controls Specialist and provide proactive cost and change management support to the delivery teams across multiple projects. The Cost Engineer will be expected to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at a project level and form relationships with those they support. 

Key Responsibilities
•    The occupational health and safety of yourself and team members, ensuring that systems and processes are undertaken to demonstrate this care.
•    Carry out the functional duties necessary for the daily implementation of project cost and change management across regional programs of projects.  This includes establishing budget, change management, contingency management, cost risk management, cashflow forecast schedule estimates, costs analysis to provide guidance on the final forecast cost, review and valuation of progress payments and reporting.
•    Assisting the Project Controls Specialist and Project Lead/Manager in managing the owners cost, provide explanation of projects costs deviation from forecast/plan and alignment to the cost management processes.
•    Be proactive and bold to raise areas of concern to the Project Controls Specialist and Project Lead/Manager to avoid surprises.
•    Interact with internal and external stakeholders at regional levels in line with company values

Role Accountabilities 
•    Report and provide cost analysis support on assigned Delivery portfolio and on individual projects. 
•    Ensure compliance to the project controls guidelines and procedures by the project owners’ team.
•    Manage cost assessments and carry out valuations on larger projects, and ensure timely and accurate cost validation, and valuation process.
•    Facilitate project review meetings and update cost management tools and systems.
•    Assists in maintaining the integrity of integrated project cost reports
•    Supports development of regular cost and change management reports, including professional analysis and commentary.
•    Assist in the development and update of project cashflow forecasting and estimates at completion.
•    Supports compliance with standardised processes, systems and tools
•    Maintains the relationship with contracting and project planning stakeholders to provide an informed forecast of the project.
•    Collaborates with the planners/schedulers, contracts and estimating groups to ensure that implications of changes are well articulated and understood.
•    Assists with analysing and reporting implications of changes to the Annual Plan and forecast.
•    Provides technical support to project stakeholders
•    Providing an independent assessment of the projects progress and estimate at completion.
We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

What you’ll bring
•    Engineering or QS qualifications
•    5+ years of experience in project controls delivery on a large project
•    Must have experience of working on a large mining project and dealing with multiple projects at one time.
•    Experience with PrismG2 is preferred
•    Good level Excel spreadsheet skills to verify & crosscheck data accuracy across systems
•    Familiarity with running reports for extraction of information from SAP
•    Must be a self-starter to drive and work with minimal supervision
•    Ability to work in a tight schedule to meet reporting cut offs
•    Be a team player who is able to work closely with project members cutting across levels

What we offer
  • Competitive base rate + superannuation
  • Long term contract with possibility to extend or go permanent
  • Opportunity to work with one of the world's largest mining companies
  • Perth-based opportunity. 

What to do next
If this job sounds of interest to you, please contact Cullan on 9262 6259 or email for further information.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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