Project Cost Controller

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The Project Controls department is the central team within the Australian and New Zealand Construction group, responsible for the management of all financial aspects of Wind Farm projects under construction in the region.

As the Cost Controller you will be responsible for the Cost Control and financial accountablility of wind farm construction projects, reporting data to the relevant Project Manager.

You will be working in a team of friendly and like minded coordinators overseeing the financial status of all Vestas projects in the Australian and New Zealand region.

Project Management Office (PMO), Construction APAC is a newly formed department, formed to provide support to project construction and ensure standardised best practice is applied during construction.


  • Prepare payment claims and raise each claim according to the reported cash flow and in accordance with the contract requirements
  • Forecast cash inflows and outflows on a weekly basis with input from the Project Manager
  • Monitor project budget to ensure all expenditures are within the allowance
  • Forecast POC using the budget model with input from Project Manager and monitor monthly. Raise uncertainties as soon as foreseen
  • Responsible for project reporting and analysis
  • Costs to complete forecasting
  • Maintain and update billing plan
  • Raise Purchase requisitions and Purchase orders
  • Maintain Project WBS / Network activity structures
  • Follow up NCR / Journal Recoveries
  • Manage the administrative aspects of the project
  • Prepare payment claims and raise each claim according to the reported cash flow and in accordance with the contract requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration/Commerce/Accounting or other Project Accounting / Project Management related fields


    • Strong finance/accounting background with reporting and reconciliation skills
    • Financial controlling and administration experience in complex project environment
    • SAP experience, or large ERP application
    • Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Word, Access and Excel
    • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to project timelines
    • Self-managed, with good communication skills and strong work ethics
    • Structured approach to problem solving
    • Good understanding of project management principals

    Additional Information

    • Melbourne based role working within a knowledgeable and collaborative team
    • Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

    What we offer

    • An established safety culture
    • An opportunity to work with the world leader in wind energy
    • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development
    • Global career progression prospects

    Our Benefits

    • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
    • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
    • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
    • Flexible workplace arrangements
    • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
    • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


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    About Vestas

    Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
    Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.
    With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
    Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.
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