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Cost Controller / Cost Engineer

LocationCape Town, WC - South Africa
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
  • Project Control
  • Cost Controller
Job no: EMEGF
Category: Project Services
  • International EPCM Company

With offices in Africa, Australia, Canada and the Philippines, Lycopodium proudly delivers high quality professional engineering and project delivery services globally, across the resources, infrastructure and industrial processes sectors. By joining our global team and learning from renowned subject matter experts, we can offer you a diverse career that could take you anywhere in the world.

Due to growth ADP (a Lycopodium business) is searching for a Cost Controller/Cost Engineer. This role is responsible for the accurate, effective and timely control of project costs and accounting functions to produce results in alignment with the client’s and projects requirements. 

The tasks you'll perform

• Develop and maintain project cost control specific procedures, work practices, plans, systems and protocols to enable efficient work and maintain a consistent approach and high standard of work.

• Efficient ongoing maintenance of the project cost control system.

• Real-time and timely preparation of project cost and progress reports.

• Timely and accurate reporting of control budgets, forecasts and cost commitments.

• Make certain that clients and internal customers are given the highest level of service, making the most efficient use of company resources.

• Ensure the quality of output of the allocated cost control teams, and that they are aligned with the needs of the project / study, the company objectives and meets the requirements of the client.

• Establish the requirements for each project with regards to scope of services, organisation, job specific procedures and cost reporting requirements, with the Project Management Team.

• Provide support and input to proposals, presentations and other business development activities as required.

• Prepare budgets for proposals as required.

• Set up Cost Reports for projects and ensure that they are kept up-to-date/live.

• Support the client invoicing process – ensure invoices are generated, reviewed and sent to clients timeously, follow up on payment.

• Maintain relevant income and expenditure records for each project.

• Analyse project expenses and provide reporting and commentary.

• Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders.

• Review account totals related to project assets and expenses.

• Investigate project variances and assist with resolution of variances where applicable.

• Provide accurate, regular reports to Project Management / Management regarding project budgets and finances.

• Investigate and report on expenses which are not billed to clients; with recommendations on write-offs and/or recovery of expenses.

• Supervise the close out of project accounts upon project completion.

• Maintain accurate accounts and ledgers in accordance with Finance best practice and processes.

• Participate in and assist with audits


The expertise you'll bring

Relevant Tertiary-level qualification, preferably in Cost Engineering or Quantity Surveying. 

• Proven experience in project control.  

• Recent graduates or up 3 years in a similar role 

• Cape Town based. 

• South African Citizen or Permanent Resident 

• Solid technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision whilst consistently producing a high quality of deliverables, within budget and schedule constraints.

• Demonstrate proficiency with the Microsoft suite of software packages, including Word, Excel, and Power Point

• Proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including clients, contractors, vendors and co-workers.

• Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, particularly in English

• Proven ability to produce accurate and professional complex, technical documentation.

• Proven ability to produce sound finance, project and technical reports.

• Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently in a team and knowledge sharing environment.

• Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a practical approach to problem-solving.

• Self-motivated with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks while ensuring attention to detail.

• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment

• Demonstrate a strict practice of confidentiality, personal responsibility and discretion.

• Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and improvement. 

The benefits we'll provide

ADP/Lycopodium has a strong company culture focused on career progression and technical skill development. You can expect to be involved in a wide range of large projects whilst working amongst a team of highly skilled professionals.

We recognise that everyone is different and needs may change over the course of your career. That’s why we:

• Invest in our people for the long-term, building a diverse and rewarding career, mentored by the best in the industry.

• Allow our people to balance work with other commitments, like family or study, offering flexible work arrangements.

• Are undertaking significant people and technology initiatives that will support the workplace of the future.

We encourage and promote diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability and ethnicity.

Our commitment to equal opportunity is embodied in our values of Respect, Integrity & Diligence. They are inherent in who we are, as individuals, and collectively as a Company.

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