Brunel site manager at facility

Lead Cost Engineer

Vacancy number • PUB408510

Lead Cost Engineer

  • Brisbane
  • Closes 29 July
  • 38 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Brisbane

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 38
  • Closing date: Monday, 29 July 2024


Brunel Australasia is partnering with a large, leading energy companies to source an experienced Lead Cost Engineer to work in their Brisbane CBD office.

About this role

Are you a seasoned cost engineer with a knack for accurate forecasting and a passion for driving business performance? Our client is searching for a Lead/Senior Cost Engineer to join their dynamic team. This role requires a detail-oriented professional with substantial experience in project controls, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:

  • Develop accurate cost forecasting, supported by data and stakeholder engagement.
  • Create monthly earned value, planned value, and actual cost metrics to estimate completion (EAC), calculating CPI and SPI.
  • Prepare detailed calculations of Value of Work Done (VOWD), forecast reporting, and trend data for benchmarking and production of LEs and OPs.
  • Produce or assist teams in creating Project Change Requests in line with our management of change procedure.
  • Utilize significant experience in Microsoft Excel, applying complex formulae to real-world problems and manipulating large datasets. Knowledge of VBA and PowerBi is advantageous.
  • Manage and train cost engineers, leveraging experience in lead/senior roles.
  • Collaborate with Planning Engineers to integrate contractor and internal schedules reflected in Primavera P6 and other systems with cost data.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Substantial IT experience with cost systems such as SAP and Ecosys.
  • Significant years of experience in project controls.
  • Essential experience in oil and gas cost control; knowledge of unconventional oil and gas is highly advantageous.
  • Proven change management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Deep commitment to Goal Zero with personal accountability.
  • Ability to impact team culture with a commitment to authentic, honest, open, and transparent communication.
  • Strong willingness to proactively connect stakeholders across the business.
  • Must have full working rights in Australia and be located in Brisbane.


  • Convenient Brisbane CBD location.
  • Mon - Fri
  • $1100 incl super
  • Initial 12 month contract
  • Working within a global company
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trade and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating locally since 1997, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Empowering people is our business. Our specialist recruiters strive to connect talented individuals with opportunities that align not only with your immediate expectations, but your long-term career trajectory as well. Brunel has built a reputation for working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Tim Stock quoting publication number: PUB408510