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Program Cost Lead

LocationBrisbane, QLD
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Published At:3 months ago
  • Cost Controller
  • Leadership
Job no: P4HHT
Category: PMO, Program Cost Lead
  • Play your part in the delivery of one of Australia’s largest energy investments
  • Based in Brisbane’s CBD
  • Provide program level governance within PMO

About us

Queensland Hydro is a publicly owned entity established by the Queensland Government to design, deliver, operate and maintain long duration pumped hydro energy storage assets that will be the cornerstone for the transformation of the state’s energy system. 

The organisation will drive delivery of world-class pumped hydro assets to provide the long-term storage and reliability needed to power Queensland’s clean energy future. The organisation will play a critical role in assisting the Queensland Government to meet its renewable energy targets of 70% renewables by 2032, 80% by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050, supporting the shift in the Australian economy to a decarbonised energy system. 

About the Position

Reporting to the Project Controls Manager and based in the Brisbane CBD Support Office, the successful applicant in this role will be required to maximise business outcomes by effectively controlling and monitoring program costs and managing project cost control resources in forecasting against their project budgets. You will also provide commercial and strategic advice, analytical oversight, support, and guidance to project management teams, specifically the Project Cost Controllers.

Additional role accountabilities and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing program baseline cost plans including risk and contingency allocations.
  • In consultation with the Head of Project Management Office (PMO), preparation of monthly financial performance monitoring and reporting, and variance analysis. 
  • Preparation of risk assessed detailed financial forecasts at project cost code level across the full lifecycle of each project into planned monthly cash flows.
  • Ensuring the integrity of project cost codes within the finance system and ensuring appropriate coding structures are maintained with Queensland Hydro standards and as required by legislation and best practice.
  • Defining and coordinating the development and implementation of the management plans, procedures, guidelines, processes and cost control systems required for the project.
  • Assisting the Head of PMO and Project Controls Manager in developing and implementing cost and reporting plans, processes and tools.
  • Providing early notification to management of adverse cost and time impacts and trends in comparison to agreed budget and schedule that has the potential to impact on the projects.

About you

To be considered for this position you will ideally possess:

  • Formal qualifications in Engineering, Construction or Commerce, or relevant professional experience within program and project cost control.
  • Proven experience in the establishment of program baseline cost plans including risk and contingency allocations.
  • Experience in monitoring, controlling, and reporting the program budget within major project or program (PMO) environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and report on key program and project milestones.
  • Prior experience in leading and mentoring project cost controllers.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills with the ability to drive inputs from project and corporate stakeholders. 

What we offer

  • 12.75% superannuation
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives, which include our Employee Assistance Program, Mates in Construction Membership and discounted health insurance.
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Salary packaging 

How to apply

To play a key role in one of Australia’s most significant energy investments please don’t hesitate to apply via our LiveHire Portal by clicking the ‘Apply’ link. If not for you, please share or visit www.qldhydro.com.au to review additional vacancies.  

Applications Close – Friday, 15 December 2023. (Interviews for this role will be conducted in January 2024)

For additional information regarding this vacancy, please email enquiries to careers@qldhydro.com.au.

Please note: As part of our recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake background checks. These may include a police check, psychometric testing, a pre-employment medical assessment; and/or drug & alcohol testing. 

Queensland Hydro is an equal opportunity employer, and our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

  • Published on 01 Dec 2023, 6:23 AM