Specialist Cost Engineer

Location:South Australia
Job Type:Full Time

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Join Olympic Dam a safe, reliable, globally competitive business delivered by our people. At Olympic Dam we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We are currently seeking applications from Senior Cost Engineers to join our team based in the Adelaide office. You will be involved in cost engineering throughout the whole project life cycle from identification (pre-feasibility) through to execution of capital projects ranging from $2M to $1B.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Ensure consistent processes, standards and practices are applied for cost engineering across assigned portfolio of projects;
  • Implement project control budgets from approved estimates, schedules and project execution plans;
  • Facilitate and drive robust change management;
  • Review, revise and trend forecasts and cash flows;
  • Perform analysis and reporting to influence on-time and on-budget delivery of the project;
  • Provide cost engineering expertise and support to ensure the optimum delivery of assigned project / program of projects.
  • Identify and implement cost engineering improvement initiatives.
  • Guide and coach project personnel on the requirements and implementation of cost engineering principal
  • Day-to-day transactional tasks including processing purchase requisitions in SAP; data entry; reviewing and endorsing contractor claims as well as managing accruals.
This is an Adelaide based role, working Monday to Friday (flexible opportunities can be discussed).
The successful candidate will look to progress their career with BHP and be able to step into a Principal level role in due time.

About You

  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business or a related field;
  • Experience in heavy industry, infrastructure construction or resources industry capital projects;
  • Significant experience working as a Cost Engineer throughout the whole project life cycle of capital projects;
  • Ability to influence, engage with & communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas;
  • Expertise in key business systems, including 1SAP, Oracle e-Business, EcoSys, CMS, PRISM G2, etc. as well as an expert user of Excel;
  • Experience coordinating change management, ensuring robust capturing of trends and changes;
  • Effective stakeholder engagement and communication skills; and
  • Experience or familiarity with planning and scheduling (P6) would be beneficial.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options; a generous paid parental leave policy; other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.