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Job Information

AECOM Lead Cost Controller - Construction in Brisbane, Australia

Australia - Queensland, Brisbane

Job Summary

AECOM Construction Services are a progressive and adaptable professional services group who provide expert Project and Construction Management Services to a wide range of clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Our projects could involve you in many industry sectors such as major Infrastructure, Defence, Aviation, Energy & Resources, Mining, Education and Healthcare.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Cost Controller to work closely with our clients and stakeholders to produce best earned value management and transparent project timelines in a client-facing environment.

The Role

Along with managing a small team of Cost Controllers, a Lead Cost Controller at AECOM Construction Services will also be expected to advise and lead stakeholders, including clients, across a construction project timeline and earned value management, in line with Australian standards.

Therefore, you will be driven by strong project management values and hold a wealth of knowledge across cost on all phases of a construction project, with a proven background in maintaining project programs, budgets and forecasts.

A Lead Cost Controller in our Brisbane office will be involved in multiple complex projects and use your passion for cost-effective project management and client engagement to achieve best results on-time and on-budget, with a variety of projects in our portfolio and pipeline.

Minimum Requirements

This opportunity will enable a suitable Lead Cost Controller to step in to a thriving AECOM group and work closely with clients in successful delivery and improved efficiency of their major projects.

This role will require some of the following key attributes and skillsets;

  • Development and maintenance of project programs, budgets and forecasts;

  • Establishment of project systems including, schedule, earned value management, and scope and cost control;

  • Proven prior experience managing teams of Financial and Cost Controllers in Construction/Engineering projects

  • Monitoring and reporting on project status, expenditure versus budget, forecast to complete, schedule updates and progress against baselines;

  • Ability to mentor and guide juniors across varied engineering and construction project timelines, and provide relevant support where necessary

  • Variance analysis for cost, and schedule, including identification of exceptions and corrective actions as appropriate;

  • Earned Value Management in line with Australian Standards, with proven experience working to Australian Standards;

  • Contract administration support to Project Manager, and/or Commercial Manager in the tracking of scope creep and compilation of variations against contracts;

  • AECOM Financial system update including invoicing, project forecasts and reporting.

  • Provide mentoring, leadership, and direction to the project team, and junior staff members.

  • Confident communication skills; verbal, written and reporting writing methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant field; Civil Engineering, Construction or similar

  • 5-12 years professional experience in the construction or civil infrastructure industry

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 211294BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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