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Job Title:  Expression of Interest: Cost Controller

Job Location: 

Carrapateena Mine, SA, AU, 5713

Job Description: 



Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.


About Carrapateena
Carrapateena is a large-scale, world class modern mine operated by world class people. This exciting role is now available, and we want the very best of the best on deck to lead the team and collectively deliver exceptional results.
At Carrapateena, we believe our greatest asset is our people and we are working hard to provide a wonderful mix of age, cultural and geographical backgrounds to further enrich our inclusive workplace culture. We truly value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration, we are here to unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career to go beyond what is possible.    


We are seeking expression of interest from enthusiastic and innovative cost controllers to join the team!

Your New Role


Location: Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta))
Roster:  5 days on; 2 days off or 4 days on; 3 days off
Pay & Benefits: We want to attract the very best talent to join our team. As such, what we offer is generous when compared to Australian mining industry pay and benefits. Carrapateena offers a range of facilities at our Tjungu camp, which include a modern dining hall and tavern, walking tracks, bike hire, indoor/outdoor gym with reformer pilates equipment and a recreation/games room.   
Work Life Plans: We believe in empowering our people to make their own choices on how they can best achieve their work.  We can build flexible working arrangements based on ‘whole of life’ needs taking into consideration both role requirements and personal/family life.

How You Will Create Impact


  • Primarily concerned with the monthly cycle of gathering actual data, change and trend information, providing analysis regarding variances to desired performance to key stakeholders
  • Utilise actual performance and trend information to provide an ongoing and accurate picture of likely project Final Forecast Cost (FFC)
  • Preparation and maintenance of project control budgets 
  • Monitoring impact of changes and potential risks as well as drive a proactive approach to delivery of the project’s objectives within the approved budged on an assigned project(s)
  • Assist and manage contingency drawdown and administer change management
  • Reconciliation of SAP to project cost system for both commitments and expenditure
  • Tracking commitments and funding (CER’s), estimating accruals /value of work done (VOWD) and forecasting the final cost
  • Own cost control activities for nominated projects
  • Review and recommend amendments to the project WBS and other coding structures
  • Assist Package Leads to plan and source all related project information
  • Track progress of major projects through quantity manhour reporting and progress ‘S’ curves
  • Control commitments against funding allocations
  • Variance analysis (monthly movements & budget vs forecast)
  • Maintain close contact with the relevant contracts administrator to ensure the contract data is accurately reflected in the cost system and assist in efficiently administering the project.

What We Value

  • SAP or similar ERP is required
  • Familiarity with CMS preferred
  • Understanding of Power BI, Tableau or similar tools
  • High level of computer skills in Microsoft suite
  • Understanding of procurement and contracting good practice
  • Coordinate and conduct cost review meetings 
  • Assistance with small project Estimate development (quantities, cost)
  • Understanding of Direct and Indirect costs
  • Ability to review and interpret internal and interpret third party estimates and schedules
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear written and oral communication
  • Ability to prioritise and do what you say you will do.


People skills
•    Builds and maintains networks and relationships
•    Gathers and exchanges information and ideas
•    Develops trust and confidence
•    Active listener.

Apply Now


Unlock your potential and help us challenge the status quo, while doing the best work of your life.
We want creative and passionate people on our team, who can go beyond what's possible to make lives better.
What we do is centered around creating shared value for our stakeholders. And how we do things is what makes us unique.
We know everyone's best work takes different shapes and forms, and we are committed to empowering and harnessing this difference. 

For us, development is continuous, learning is holistic, and How We Work Together is more than just a tagline.

If you think you can make a difference, please apply below.

Applications close in two weeks.

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