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Cost Controller

Metro Trains Melbourne - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

This large-scale project will benefit train users, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers by improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services

As the Level Crossing Removal Project continues to deliver a safer and more efficient train network, the Metro team involved in this large-scale project is expanding to respond to current and future works. The experience gained in this exciting, multi-disciplinary environment will be valuable to building your career in rail construction.

Metro Trains Melboure, alliance partner of the North West Program Alliance is currently seeking a experienced Cost Controller to support current and future projects as part of the Level Crossing Removal Program (LXRP).

Working as part of the wider commercial project team, the Cost Controller is responsible for the provision of project accounting, cost control, and cost administration support to the projects. This will include undertaking monthly project finance reports, project cash flow reports and support of project cost code managers.

This opportunity is offered on a full time permanent basis. Based from our new alliance oofices in Lonsdale St CBD we support flexible working arrangments which include a mixture of office based, working from home and site based working as and when required.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the financial management of Alliance projects
  • Support Cost Code mangers to forecast monthly project expenditure, manage cost commitments, and estimates at completion
  • Prepare the monthly financial cost report/cash flows for Project Management, Metro Corporate and Alliance reporting
  • Prepare cost accruals and work closely with Project Officers, Procurement Officers and Contracts Administrators
  • Prepare monthly Claim to Client
  • Manage, analyse and review project costs, variances and phasing
  • Support Alliance with forecasting and Cost Control activities
  • Collation of benchmarking and unit rates
  • Manage, analyse and review project costs and progress
  • Commercial Risk and Opportunity analysis and monthly review
  • Assist with conducting tender evaluation and tender selection recommendations
  • Liaison with construction and engineering on possible scope changes and other issues which impact on cost
  • Set up and manage project budgets and forecasting sheets

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Commerce or Accounting or equivalent is desirable
  • Experience in project accounting/management accounting is desirable
  • Familiar with project management / control including all facets associated with planning, costing, contracts is desirable
  • Familiar with current scheduling cost control and Project Management techniques
  • Experience in the application of the various project administration and management software packages
  • Experience with financial contract administrative tasks is desirable
  • Experience in cost control and contract administration
  • Experience in the application of the various Microsoft software packages
  • Experience and knowledge of a rail operating environment advantageous
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work effectively, using a high level of diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to schedule work priorities to ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to

Why work for Metro?

  • Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters. If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Applications close Wednesday 14th of April, 2021
Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.