Lead Cost Engineer

Vacancy number • PUB408510

Lead Cost Engineer

  • Brisbane
  • Closes July 29
  • 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
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor


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

Brunel in the United States

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.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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At Brunel, we prioritize candidate’s career abilities and needs even before the hiring process begins.

  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
  • Our contractors create and maintain lasting industry relationships that can be leveraged throughout their career.
  • We prioritize employee needs in order to build strong partnerships that support our employees’ long-term professional success and development.

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Your consultant, Tim Stock is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB408510

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