Cost Administrator

Job Description

Title: Cost Administrator

Company Name: McConnell Dowell

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Melbourne, Western Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

Cost Administrator

McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor operating in 23 locations throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions.

Our mission is to create opportunities for personal and professional development and create a positive outcome for our organisations whilst optimising the positive legacy for the communities with whom we engage.

About the Project:

McConnell Dowell is the constructor within the Western Program Alliance (WPA) which forms part of the Victorian State government's ambitious level crossing removal program. The Alliance brings together the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), and Arup and Mott MacDonald as design partners.

WPA was formed in 2017 and following the successful completion of several major projects, is now focused on delivering the level crossing removals at Werribee (Werribee Street & Cherry Street), Hoppers Crossing (Old Geelong Road), Cranbourne (the Cranbourne Line Upgrade), and Williamstown (Ferguson Street) as well as developing future works projects.

This role will be based in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.

Your Opportunity:

We are currently seeking applications from proactive and organised administrators with experience in all activities of cost administration. This role will operate in a fast-paced environment, where you will be required to manage a high-volume workload and draw upon your experience working in a construction context to ensure key deadlines are met. You will be working in a team environment on site and will be required to develop strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

As a Cost Administrator you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the efficient and timely recording of all financial commitments and maintaining the cost accounting system
  • Provide timely cost reports to management
  • Operate the McConnell Dowell cost system (Workbench) for the Alliance and ensure all orders (commitments) are completed correctly
  • Collate and maintain docket and timekeeping registers
  • Check invoices against orders and delivery dockets and prepare for certification
  • Administration of Sub-Contract Agreements and supporting the contracts admin team as required

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience working in a similar administration role with a focus on cost / finance administration
  • Proactively manage cost administration workflows, to ensure all aspects are completed within the required timeframes
  • Sound numeracy skills, analytical and resourceful in solving problems
  • Eye for detail and the ability to identify errors or omissions
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Work well in both in a team or independently
  • Experience managing and developing junior staff members
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and seek guidance when required
  • Strong experience in utilising the Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience facilitating approval processes and working within structured limits of authority or financial delegations will be highly regarded

If you would like to work for a business that appreciates the unique capabilities and perspectives of each employee, and which values the safety and well-being of its people, please consider joining the McConnell Dowell Group.

McConnell Dowell is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity within our company.

Please apply online following the link. Note all successful applicants must hold valid work rights for Australia and pass a satisfactory pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol checks.

Please note: This role is being sourced through McConnell Dowell directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

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McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor operating in 23 locations throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions.

Our mission is to create opportunities for personal and professional development and create a positive outcome for our organisations whilst optimising the positive legacy for the communities with whom we engage.

About the Project:

McConnell Dowell is the constructor within the Western Program Alliance (WPA) which forms part of the Victorian State government's ambitious level crossing removal program. The Alliance brings together the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), and Arup and Mott MacDonald as design partners.

WPA was formed in 2017 and following the successful completion of several major projects, is now focused on delivering the level crossing removals at Werribee (Werribee Street & Cherry Street), Hoppers Crossing (Old Geelong Road), Cranbourne (the Cranbourne Line Upgrade), and Williamstown (Ferguson Street) as well as developing future works projects.

This role will be based in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.

Your Opportunity:

We are currently seeking applications from proactive and organised administrators with experience in all activities of cost administration. This role will operate in a fast-paced environment, where you will be required to manage a high-volume workload and draw upon your experience working in a construction context to ensure key deadlines are met. You will be working in a team environment on site and will be required to develop strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

As a Cost Administrator you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the efficient and timely recording of all financial commitments and maintaining the cost accounting system
  • Provide timely cost reports to management
  • Operate the McConnell Dowell cost system (Workbench) for the Alliance and ensure all orders (commitments) are completed correctly
  • Collate and maintain docket and timekeeping registers
  • Check invoices against orders and delivery dockets and prepare for certification
  • Administration of Sub-Contract Agreements and supporting the contracts admin team as required

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience working in a similar administration role with a focus on cost / finance administration
  • Proactively manage cost administration workflows, to ensure all aspects are completed within the required timeframes
  • Sound numeracy skills, analytical and resourceful in solving problems
  • Eye for detail and the ability to identify errors or omissions
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Work well in both in a team or independently
  • Experience managing and developing junior staff members
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and seek guidance when required
  • Strong experience in utilising the Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience facilitating approval processes and working within structured limits of authority or financial delegations will be highly regarded

If you would like to work for a business that appreciates the unique capabilities and perspectives of each employee, and which values the safety and well-being of its people, please consider joining the McConnell Dowell Group.

McConnell Dowell is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity within our company.

Please apply online following the link. Note all successful applicants must hold valid work rights for Australia and pass a satisfactory pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol checks.

Please note: This role is being sourced through McConnell Dowell directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

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