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Project Controls Engineer

UGL - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Every day, we’re all part of something bigger.

Whatever the challenge, it’s a chance to connect clients with our people, process and technical excellence.

Our Services Division has a position available for an experienced Project Controls Engineer to join the team immediately on a casual basis for a period of between 4 – 6 months. This role is based out of Brisbane with the successful candidate available to travel and support our upcoming projects. Reporting to the Project Manager you will be responsible contract finance administrations such as process improvement and governance around claims process, deep-diving into data, providing insight, and leading process improvement in the tracking and management of financial and cost data on the clients Contract.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Contract/Site & Outage/ Project Managers to analyse financial and project information, identifying opportunities/risks and recommending improvements
  • Plan, establish and direct the Contract/Project financial administrative activities and operational procedures to ensure profits are protected
  • Work with the UGL managers and client stakeholders for routine claim, pay and true-up cycle periods to ensure quality and accuracy of data collation to support the process. Travel to site routinely to support the team in this regard
  • Plan, establish and direct the Contract/Project financial administrative activities and operational procedures to ensure profits are protected
  • Assist with the preparation of the contract management reports including budget and forecasts, utilisation reporting, cash flow forecast and any other ad-hoc analysis as requested
  • Maintain customer/client relationships and provide support and guidance to the functional support teams and contract/project managers
  • Conduct financial evaluations, carrying out business modelling and risk assessments
  • Support with monitoring and analysing performance of contract against KPI's and sensitivity analysis
  • Assist in managing the Outage Plant and Equipment financial modelling and maintenance linked to the Track Em database.


  • Demonstrated experience in financial management such as project controls, cost control, or accounting practices
  • Understanding of payment processes and the relationship between revenue, cost, and profitability. 
  • Experience working with Projects & Operations & Maintenance contracts – contract margin improvements, labour rates, capital expenditure, cost control, project controls, risk management
  • Experience with general business management and understanding of business drivers
  • Experience in delivering insightful reporting analytics and financial/commercial information to manage business risks and opportunities
  • Experience in business partnering with Senior Management
  • Strong systems skills 
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written) including strong negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at different levels both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated capacity and initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude
  • Availability for site deployment during project delivery periods

What we offer

  • Diverse opportunities to grow, back yourself and achieve
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing training for career progression
  • A competitive remuneration package with salary continuance insurance, employee assistance program for employees and their families, AIA Vitality wellness program and Discounts on private health insurance, vehicles, travel and more

What makes you right for UGL

  • Ability to provide a safe, supportive and positive workplace
  • Desire to empower a united and collaborative culture
  • Want to deliver technical excellence and create efficient, innovative solutions
  • A longing to build an enviable reputation and the trust of employees, clients and other stakeholders
  • Genuine concern for safety

About Us
UGL is well-known and respected for providing end-to-end engineering, construction and maintenance services within; rail and transport, communications and technology systems, oil and gas, power, renewables and resources, water and defence markets. UGL partners with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprises and public institutions. We are a member of the CIMIC Group of companies.

At UGL, we value diversity – in the backgrounds, ideas, work styles and perspectives of our team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, mature aged workers and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note that relevant screening checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These may include a national criminal history check and for you to undergo pre-employment medical assessment including drug and alcohol screen.

If you are confident you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil this role, then please apply now.