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Project Lead

  • 12+ Month Initial Duration

  • Perth Based Role

  • Exciting Mining Based Opportunity

About the Role:

WorkPac is seeking an experienced Project Estimator for a Monday to Friday Roster, 40 hours per week, based in Rio Tinto's Central Park Office. This position has a 12 Month Initial Duration, with the possibility of extension. Rio Tinto are seeking a project professional that can evaluate if a project scope and associate estimate meets the maturity of the project framework or study phase. Supporting the Leadership Team by providing leadership and direction to deliver governance and assurance on estimates at all stages (Class 2, 3, 4, 5) for a diverse portfolio of sustaining capital projects.?

What you will be doing:

  • Conduct estimate reviews, governance and assurances on cost estimate deliverables prepared by the Project Teams and estimating consultants for compliance, completeness and accuracy to the required class of estimate.

  • Provide guidance to our engineering and estimating consultants in the development of capital cost estimates that comply with the Companys requirement

  • Review the use of engineering deliverables, scope of work, project execution plan, schedules, contractor submissions and other documents in the development of the estimate

  • Ensure the cost estimate is developed and structured in a proper manner to align with Companys standards and Control Budget creation requirements

  • Be required to manage multiple estimates/projects at the same time

  • Assist in the development of owners team cost estimate and next phase study estimates

  • Develop and maintaining a cost database specifically for the Company

  • In some cases, develop in-house factored, semi-detailed or detailed cost estimates

  • Analyse current internal and external trends and the transference of lessons from current and historical projects

  • Identify and implement improvement initiatives, including programmatic opportunities for increased capital efficiency and productivity

  • Experience in developing a basis of estimate that clearly articulates the basis, assumptions and exclusions contained in the estimate

  • Coordinate and consolidate the cost estimate or parts of a cost estimate and assume accountability of the final estimate deliverable

  • Experienced to review variance between two estimates and provide a succinct, management level, summary of the key variances

  • Assist with review and evaluation of tenders and claims

What you need:

  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible leader, engaging, developing and coaching the project teams

  • Trade or Degree qualified in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business or a related field

  • Experience in a heavy industry, infrastructure construction or resources industry capital projects

  • Experience working as an Estimator across a large diverse portfolio of capital projects

  • Ability to influence, engage with and communicate effectively across multiple levels, business units and functional areas

  • Be detailed, accurate and analytical

  • Broad understanding of? principles and governance in Project Services including sub-functions of planning and scheduling, cost, change management, data analysis / improvement, risk management and project information management

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills to concurrently manage multiple projects/estimates through various stages of development

  • Demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in line with the Companys values.

Job Reference Number TMPRIJ202271851

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:

WorkPac Principal Consultant: Alanna Harvey-king, Alanna.Harvey-King@workpac.comquoting the above reference number.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial, and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary, and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, and treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Project Lead
Contract type: Casual
Location: Perth
Industry: Project Management Construction and Architecture
Job expiry: 2022-06-24
Reference: TMPRIJ202271851