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Cost Engineer

Drake International - Australia,

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Cost Engineer (SCM21)

About us

Drake International is Australia’s most trusted name in Human Resource Management and we are the partner of choice for Contract Staffing and Recruitment. Our Client Portfolio is diverse, and we hold strong partnerships with many organisations of varying sizes globally.

About our client

Our client is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies and for more than 60 years has worked to deliver projects in every Australian state and territory across a portfolio spanning mines, minerals processing facilities, LNG installations, refineries, chemical plants, power stations, procurement services, and telecommunications infrastructure.

Project Overview

An opportunity exists within our client’s project team to work closely with their customer on the SCM21 Project. The SCM21 project is a major project involving maintenance of the copper smelter at Olympic Dam. Our client has been selected as the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractor for Olympic Dam’s Smelter Campaign Maintenance 2021 (SCM21).

The Position

Our client is looking for a Cost Engineer for both Hot Metals and Non Hot Metals with the Mining & Metals team based in Adelaide. This role is forms part of the team of Cost Engineers managing the Hot Metal contracts for the SCM21 project.


Assists in preparing cost data for proposals or contract negotiations.

Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training programs.

Plans, coordinates, and directs preparation of specific budgets.

Develops and implements requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analysing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions.

Investigates requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.

Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyses performance metric results, and identifies improvements.

Qualifications & Skills

Experience in the use of Ecosys or other similar cost management systems.

Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.

Skilled in oral and written communication.

Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes.

Relevant recognized Diploma, Degree or Professional Certification

Completion of applicable project controls, business administration, legal, accounting, and/or related subjects training

Experience in the managing and / or supervising of personnel; including defining tasks, making work assignments, evaluating performance, and improving performance.


Excellent hourly rate

Position based in Adelaide with possible travel

Any travel costs covered

As part of the Drake application process all successful applicants will be required to complete Drakes pre-employment assessment, online Drake induction, have a National Police Clearance (within 12 months), undergo a drug & alcohol test and be available for immediate start.

For more jobs like this, take a look at the Drake International website at www.au.drakeintl.com

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