Cost Analyst

Vacancy number • PUB407390

Are you an experienced Cost Analyst/Engineer with a background in large mining projects and a talent for precise project cost management? If so, we have an exciting 12-month contract opportunity working for a Tier 1 mining business based in Perth.

About this role

As a Cost Analyst, you will report to the Specialist Project Controls and play a vital role in providing proactive cost and change management support to our delivery teams working on multiple projects. This position involves regular interactions with both internal and external stakeholders at the project level, making relationship-building and effective communication key aspects of the role.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Prioritise occupational health and safety for yourself and your team, ensuring compliance with safety protocols.
  • Execute daily cost and change management functions across regional project portfolios, including budgeting, change management, contingency management, cost risk assessment, cashflow forecasting, cost analysis, progress payment review, and reporting.
  • Collaborate with the Specialist Project Controls and Project Lead/Manager to manage the Owner's cost, explain cost deviations from forecasts, and align with cost management processes.
  • Proactively identify and report areas of concern to prevent unexpected project issues.Interact with internal and external stakeholders at regional levels, in alignment with company values.


  • Engineering, Project Controls, or Quantity Surveying qualifications.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a cost role on large projects.
  • Due to the nature of the organisation experience in large mining projects and handling multiple projects simultaneously is required for this role.
  • Proficiency with PrismG2 will be a distinct advantage as will advanced-level skills in recognised software systems.
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Familiarity with running reports for information extraction from SAP.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Strong team player, capable of collaborating with project members at all levels.
  • Only candidates currently resident in Australia with right to work already granted will be considered for this role


  • Tier 1 mining business
  • Perth based
  • $75-87 + super per hour
  • 12 month contract
  • Supportive workplace culture that values your growth and success
  • Personalised guidance throughout the recruitment process
  • Salary sacrificing, Novated Leasing, EAP, Hotel/Gym/Insurance discount

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which specialises in connecting highly skilled workers with projects and organisations throughout Australasia and around the world. Operating locally since 1997, 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 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

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Your consultant, Michael Shirley is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB407390

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