Principal Cost Controller


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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: Western Australia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 45
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 10 February 2022

About this role: Principal Cost Controller

About this role: Principal Cost Controller

Opportunity for a Principal Cost Controller to join a global leader in the mining sector, responsible for a team of cost control professionals, as well as managing data and reporting services for the cost controls function on a major capital project.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Maintain Project Controls governance, processes and procedures.
  • Lead the cost function and manage a team of cost control professionals.
  • Establish and encourage positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Measure project progress and report on budgets, performance, and forecasting.
  • Maintain cost models, preparing dashboards for presentation to the leadership teams.
  • Highlight variances to the plan, reviewing and communicating potential impacts.
  • Ensure the setting and achievement of Cost Control Group KPIs and measures.
  • Identify innovative methods to continuously improve cost control methods.
  • Travel to site monthly to support the project team.



  • Principal Cost Controller with major capital project experience.
  • Previous experience leading a cost control team, managing performance.
  • Degree qualified or internationally accredited project controls certification.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to interface with project and corporate stakeholders.
  • Experience with cost and finance systems, such as CMS, Ariba and SAP.



  • Join a global leader in the mining sector
  • Perth based, working Monday to Friday office hours
  • Occasional site travel required on a monthly basis
  • 12 months+ contract

About Brunel

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About Brunel

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 equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Connecting Specialists to Pioneering Projects

How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Julie Rice via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Julie Rice
Brunel Energy Australia Perth
(08) 9429 5666

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