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ETCS Senior Lead Cost Controller

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0014020
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The purpose of the role is to carry out project controlling activities ensuring the provision of support to Project Managers and Planner with accountabilities including but not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of under/over on TOC projects and reporting
  • Preparing various monthly reports including the project overall whole of life
  • Worked in a cost plus environment and managing the forecasts accordingly
  • Reporting of control budgets, forecasts and cost commitments.
  • Managing workload hours and costs for internal and external resources
  • Maintenance of the project cost controls system.
  • Timely preparation of project cost and progress reports with analytical performed on major discrepancies.
  • Assist with the timely and accurate allocation of budgets to project documentation.
  • Assist team members with re-forecasting and estimating activities to complete project cost forecasts (trending).
  • Assist with the entry and administration of data into the project controls software system.
  • Tediously manage multiple deadlines and ability to multi task.
  • Monitor and report monthly on the main project KPIs including but not limited to costs, revenue, invoicing cash in/out.
  • Analysis earned value with project team.
  • Updating the project cash flow forecast.
  • Managing a team of project cost controllers


    • Desirable CPA/CA

    Skills & Experience:

    5+ years of working experience with expertise in the following:

    • Must have prior experience working within an Alliance contract
    • SAP
    • Advanced MS Excel skills
    • Project Planning & Monitoring highly desirable – Primavera P6
    • Project Financial Controller
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in the Rail Infrastructure/Transportation industry will be highly desirable. 
    • Preferable experience in an engineering firm.


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