Project/Cost Controller

Working at Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) means being part of something big. We oversee more than 50 projects as a cornerstone of Victoria’s Big Build, including some of the State’s most important roads. With this growing portfolio of projects, our desire to strategically drive the development of our cost control functions/processes has created an opportunity for a Project/Cost Controller who will play a key role in helping us achieve us our strategic objectives and better and safer roads for all.
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Department: Major Road Projects Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1611528
Closing Date: 10-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 3 year FTC
Attachments: MRPV - VPS5 Cost Controller.PDF (PDF, 1.11MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor

Position Details

Join us in building better connections for Victoria by:

  • Providing support to the Senior Cost Controller in the development, delivery and ongoing maintenance of cost controls, systems and processes
  • Developing innovative indicators to assess program and project performance, and produce regular reporting to management and stakeholders
  • Undertaking regular review and analysis of program performance including trend analysis in relation to cost and provide sound advice on corrective actions
  • Providing input into development of innovative cost control initiatives that improve cost control systems and processes


We are seeking an experienced Project/Cost Controller with high level analytical and conceptual skills and a demonstrated ability to analyse data, identify anomalies and implement appropriate solutions. You will have practical experience in computerised cost control systems and your well developed ability to influence the actions of project team members, and drive required outcomes, will ensure your success in this role.

In addition you will have:-

  • An Engineering/Quantity Surverying or Procurement industry experience;
  • Experience in a complex and diverse environment, as it relates to infrastructure planning and delivery;
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of project management and cost control frameworks, processes, systems and tools;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet mutually agreed deadlines, schedules and time commitments.

You will need to draw on your demonstrated experience in maintaining program and project cost controls, systems and processes.  This opportunity will see you providing advice with the support of your leader to key stakeholders on project management cost control activities so a level of comfort in that role is important.


We do work that matters:

  • At our heart is a commitment to building better roads throughout Victoria.  It's about creating more capacity for our network, improving safety, and ensuring drivers enjoy more reliable journeys
  • Check out our interactive map showing you the enormous scale of what our people do every day.
  • Have you heard about our Ecologiq program at MRPV?  We're working closely with the construction industry to remove barriers to the use of recycled content, to make sustainable materials the first choice where possible and pave a greener future for Victoria. 

To be part of something meaningful and to leave a positive legacy connecting Victorian communities, apply for a role with us today.

MRPV believes in promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply to our vacancies. MRPV also welcomes flexible working arrangements, and should you be interested in part time availabilities, we encourage you to apply and discuss your preferences with our Talent Team. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks, COVID-19 vaccination status and misconduct screening.

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