Project Cost Controller

  • Acciona
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 08 Jan, 2021
Full time Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Job Description

This role is to coordinate all activities for the cost control and financial planning of the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct construction project, ensuring the day-to-day cost controls are executed efficiently and effectively.

This role will be based in our central Brisbane office, with regular travel to site. This role is a fixed 4 year term in line with the development and construction duration of the project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Cost control and planning of Macintyre Wind Precinct project, including review of approved budgets, setting budget goals, analysis and monitoring of performance against budget;
  • Develop, under guidance from the broader EPC team and in accordance with internal requirements, the project cost baseline;
  • Maintain the project cost reporting throughout the project life cycle;
  • Work closely with the Deputy Project Director, Project Manager, Contracts Administrators and Finance department to monitor cost performance, and maintain cashflow forecasting.
  • Develop relationships across the project to facilitate maintenance and tracking of cost;
  • Estimate potential additional works using first principles;
  • Preparation of budget change requests for any changes to the project scope outside of the original parameters upon which the approved budget is based;
  • Cost control reporting for the project;
  • Work collaboratively in a global matrix organisation.



To succeed in this role you will be a collaborative person with a professional approach to your career.  You’ll be passionate about renewables and keen to work within a team of like-minded people who are all dedicated to achieving great outcomes.  You’ll be self-assured and have loads of initiative, and you will be a team-player who uses your emotional intelligence to seek and value other people’s views and inputs.  Your career profile will look something like this:-

  • Tertiary qualified with relevant experience in finance and cost control relating to large-scale construction projects, wind sector projects experience advantageous but not essential.
  • Proven competence in financial auditing, production control, financial tracking of construction projects.
  • Experience in working on site-based construction/engineering projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Package especially Excel.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to travel as required.


ACCIONA is set to build its largest ever wind farm in Australia, the MacIntyre complex in Queensland, with a total capacity of 1,026MW. The project will boost the Queensland government's decarbonisation strategy, mobilising total investments of AU$1.96 billion (€1 billion). The project is scheduled to begin construction in mid-2021 and the entire MacIntyre complex is scheduled to be fully operational in 2024. More information about the project:



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote equality and diversity. Indigenous Australians and candidates from minority groups are encouraged to apply.