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Project Cost Controller

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Job Introduction

ALE Australia is seeking a Project Cost Controller for Wind Farm Installation Projects near Hallett, South Australia, where accommodation near site will be provided for non-locals.  The work is initially for a 4-5 month period but may lead to further project work.

As an ALE Project Cost Controller, you will be responsible for the control and monitoring of project expenditure. The role is integral to the successful delivery of the project and will see you interact with the various departments including the project managers, operations, commercial and finance to assist with cost control tasks including project forecasting and cost analysis. The role will see you become a key member of the project team. with the potential to develop into other areas of the business in the future.

The role is suited to an individual with an analytical or numerate skill set with previous experience in a similar role or recent graduate in relevant field with the capabilities to quickly grasp the role.

Role Responsibility

    • Control and monitor project total expenditure including verifying and checking of invoices and claims from suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that all project expenditure is captured and properly recorded.
    • Provide planning and cost controlling support for all projects including variation reporting, monitoring of milestone progress to the preparation of customer billing processes etc.
    • Perform and manage project activity scheduling and monitoring
    • Perform commercial review of subcontractor’s quotations for the preparation of Service Agreements.
    • Ensure effective project implementation and utilize productive reports from the creation of WBS with the use of project management system to monitor the status of all purchases, invoicing and delivery up to the closure of the project
    • Coordinate and work with the project management team to resolve project issues to ensure the delivery/completion of the project work
    • Monitoring project costs and working on efficiencies whilst maintaining company standards
    • Attend project meetings and discussions with the Project Management Team (PMT) and external clients
    • Perform project costing related reporting to the team and management’s review on a monthly basis to ensure that expenditures are kept within the project budget
    • Provide cost control and planning advice to the internal PMT team as and when required.
    • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties as required.
    • To work effectively and efficiently with minimum supervision using strong  analytical and problem solving skills
    • Preparation and monitoring of project budget with Project Manager.
    • Utilisation of IFS Purchase Order system
    • Compilation of project information for stake holders
    • Utilisation and implementation of finance systems for project reporting

The Ideal Candidate


  • Degree level qualification preferably in relevant field


  • Experience in a similar field / numerate disciplines
  • Experience of project orientated cost control.


  • Proficiency in Excel / Word / Outlook.
  • Excellent English both written and oral.



  • Experience with an ERP software is considered an asset.



  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and meticulous.
  • Good communication skills, proactive, good initiative and ability to work under pressure.
  • Independent worker being able to work with minimal supervision.
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Able to learn new techniques and procedures.
  • Quality and detail focus.
  • Organized.



  • Effective Planner


  • Current and valid driving license
  • Must be eligible to live and work in Australia
  • Willing to travel

About the Company

ALE is an engineering specialist, the leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.


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