Project Controls Engineer, Rio Tinto, Gove Sustaining Capex Portfolio

START Date: 
October, 2016
END Date: 
June, 2017

The primary purpose of this role is:
• To ensure the quality and governance of Rio Tinto (RT) Project Management/Project Controls Process and Portfolio Reporting.
• To support Project Leaders with project controls function in planning, monitoring and control.
• To ensure timely and accurate independent project controls reports to internal stakeholders that supports business decisions affecting project delivery.

Key Accountabilities:
1) Planning:
• Support the Project Leaders in the establishment of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the projects to produce budgets and baselines by identifying direct external costs such as engineering, procurement and construction (e.g.: earthworks, civil, mechanical, etc.) as well as indirect internal costs like RT site labour distributables and construction equipment.
2) Monitoring & Controlling:
• Monitor and control costs against approved budgets on a continuing basis; including incurred cost, forecasting, contingency management and trend management processes.
• Monitor and escalate project variations and changes via PCN and Trends processes.
• Manage and reconcile the allocation and usage of contingency funding.
• Provide cost administration support to the Project Leaders as such as commitment process and coordination of payment process with vendor and project team.
3) Reporting & Governance:
• Ensure that all project control activities follow established procedures in a consistent way.
• Ensure that all projects have a cost control system set at an appropriate level of detail.
• Providing comprehensive, accurate, timely and complete project controls reports.
• Prepare Monthly Project Cost Reports and other ancillary cost reports.
• Ensure that all changes are appropriately coded to the WBS in conjunction with cost reviews and changes via PCN and Trend processes.
• Ensure that projects follow RT governance.

Experience Hours (Cost Management):