Cost Controller


Man at a building site

About this job

  • Market: Infrastructure
  • Industry: Building Facilities & HVAC
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Melbourne

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, March 9, 2023

About this role: Cost Controller

Brunel has recently partnered with a global leader across life sciences, who are currently undertaking an exciting upgrade of their lab assets.Due to this upgrade the business is now looking to engage a Cost Controller on an initial 3 month contract with the potential to extend for the life of the project (24 - 36 months)
This position will be based on site at Broadmeadows working with the project team, which includes a very experienced Project Director who is eager to mentor and develop This is a great opportunity to work client side on a technical commercial construction project while gaining exposure to labs

  • Monitoring and controlling cost activities through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Supporting the implementation of project cost management programmes that provide an accurate reflection of project performance at a project and programme level
  • Ensuring that cost reports are delivered on time and within the guidelines of the project controls processes and procedures
  • Developing project budgets in accordance with project estimate and WBS
  • Liaising with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, to maintain awareness of project activities and their impact on the project budget
  • Producing updates to project cost forecasts
  • Issuing project change orders / variations in accordance with engineering and construction change notifications

What you need to bring:

  • 3 years’ experience as a Cost Controller / Specialist
  • Relevant degree
  • Exposure to brownfields projects will be considered advantageous
  • Proficiency with industry standard software including Microsoft Excel and cost control programmes


On offer a work environment that promotes a great work culture, with a great management team who are big on mentoring and fostering the right culture for success.This is a contract role offering an attractive hourly rate

Anything Else?

Anything Else?

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, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Tim Chapman is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

Account manager

Tim Chapman
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane