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Cost Analyst

  • Monday to Friday roster

  • Perth based role

  • 12 month duration with view to extend

About Our Client:

Rio Tinto operates the worlds largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets. These assets include a world-class, integrated network of 15 iron ore mines, four port facilities, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure. Rio Tinto are expanding operations in the Pilbara to epic proportions while introducing next generation technologies to deliver greater efficiency, lower production costs and improved health, safety and environmental performance.

About the Role:

WorkPac are currently seeking a Cost Analyst based in Perth to commence work as soon as possible. This position offers a Monday to Friday roster for 12 months in duration. This role will report to the Specialist Project Controls and provide proactive cost and change management support to the delivery teams across multiple projects. The Cost Analyst will be expected to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at a project level and form relationships with those they support.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out the functional duties necessary for the daily implementation of project cost and change management across regional programs of projects. This will include: establishing budget, change management, contingency management, cost risk management, cashflow forecast schedule estimates, costs analysis to provide guidance on the final forecast cost, review and valuation of progress payments and reporting.

  • Assisting the Specialist Project Controls and Project Lead/Manager in managing the Owners cost, provide explanation of projects costs deviation from forecast/plan and alignment to the cost management processes.

  • Report and provide cost analysis support on assigned delivery portfolio and on individual projects.

  • Ensure compliance to the project controls guidelines and procedures by the project owners team.

  • Manage cost assessments and carry out valuations on larger projects, and ensure timely and accurate cost validation, and valuation process.

  • Facilitate project review meetings and update cost management tools and systems.

  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of integrated project cost reports

  • Support development of regular cost and change management reports, including professional analysis and commentary.

  • Assist in the development and update of project cashflow forecasting and estimates at completion.

  • Supports compliance with standardised processes, systems and tools

  • Maintain the relationship with contracting and project planning stakeholders to provide an informed forecast of the project.

  • Collaborate with the planners/schedulers, contracts and estimating groups to ensure that implications of changes are well articulated and understood.

  • Assist with analysing and reporting implications of changes to the annual plan and forecast.

  • Provide technical support to project stakeholders

  • Provide an independent assessment of the projects progress and estimate at completion.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Engineering or QS qualifications

  • Must have experience of working in a cost role on a large project for at least 5 years

  • Must have experience of working on a large mining project and dealing with multiple project at one time.

  • Experience with PrismG2 and advanced level skills in a recognised software system

  • Good level excel spreadsheet skills to verify & crosscheck data accuracy across systems

  • Familiarity with running reports for extraction of information from SAP

  • Must be a self-starter to drive and work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a tight schedule to meet reporting cut offs

  • Has to be team player to able to work closely with project members cutting across levels

  • 5+ years of experience in project controls delivery.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's largest privately owned workforce services business with over 1.3 million registered candidates. We offer tailored solutions in recruitment, skills and career development across Mining, Construction, Healthcare and more. Our consistent promise to both candidates and clients is that choosing WorkPac is always a Good Move.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:

WorkPac Principal Consultant: Sara Mason on (08) 9201 6243 quoting the below reference number.

RioTintoProfessional Job Reference Number: 7469J20244790

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Cost Analyst
Contract type: Casual
Location: Australia, Perth
Industry: Other Mining, Oil & Gas
Job expiry: 2024-05-14
Reference: 7469J20244790

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