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Project Cost Controller

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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: R0016810
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail STS is a global railway signalling and transportation solutions company. Life with Hitachi Rail STS includes many benefits including career development and the opportunity to work in a global and culturally diverse team environment.

We are currently seeking a Project Cost Controller with experience in Project Management advantageous, but not required. Graduates and juniors – this is an excellent opportunity for you to succeed!

The purpose of the role is to carry out project controlling activities ensuring the provision of support to Project Managers 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.


  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce or Project Management or relevant experience
    • Desirable accounting/finance major.

Skills & Experience:

Minimal to 5 years of experience with expertise in the following:

  • A can do attitude.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in project controls/services will be highly desirable. 


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