Cost Engineering Advisor


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Perth

What is required?

  • hours per week: 45
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Saturday, 8 July 2023

About this role: Cost Engineering Advisor

On behalf of our client, a World Leading Oil & Gas Operator, Brunel is presently sourcing a Cost Engineering Advisor. This is a two (2) year contract located in luxurious offices in the heart of the city.

The successful candidate will be working as a member of a multi-functional team to support the successful delivery of Maintenance Work Program, including Corrective, Preventive, and Campaign Maintenance. This position will drive optimisation of Cost Management processes to provide consistency across function and drive for standardisation / simplification.

  • Design, standardise and maintain the Maintenance Performance reports, using Business Analytic applications, such as Power BI, drawing on the Cost Engineering functional support model encompassing extensive MS Excel, database and data analytics experience
  • Provide Cost Performance analysis by defining key performance metrics for cross asset benchmarking and cross function with shutdowns
  • Understand best practices – leverage off information from Manufacturing to support development
  • Review and provide input to the library of Norms Strategy of Planned Maintenance to improve cost estimating accuracy and future planning
  • Coordinate collection of all cost information to support project Finance and Business Planning with forward Work Program and Budgeting, and with Funding Appropriations
  • Support the Digital Core SAP rollout as required from a Cost Engineering standpoint
  • Support Competitive Performance with validation of initiatives and trajectories
  • Support the inputs and interpretation of analysis of Solomons Benchmarking
  • Identify, share and implement Lessons Learned
  • Update monthly metrics for cost performance analysis
  • Partner with Contracts Team to measure performance of the Primary Maintenance Contractors
  • Responsible for Track EM time capture
  • Responsible for the product, manage the team and interfaces and drive for continual improvement to ensure quality data for end users


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Commerce (preferred)
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and adept in process
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build key relationships that contribute to high-class business results
  • A strategic mindset approach to your work
  • Flexible work attitude as each day will bring different challenges
  • Demonstrated commitment to Company Values


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to work with this High Profile Global Oil & Gas Operator!
  • Excellent day rate!

Join the Brunel Community

Join the Brunel Community

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, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, 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 40 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.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Mandy Hobbs is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Mandy Hobbs
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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