Cost Control Manager

North Island


Purpose of Role

The purpose of the Transport Rebuild East Coast Alliance (TREC) is to restore the state highway and railway networks in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne Regions impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Furthermore, the alliance exists to build resilience into the network to minimise the impacts of future events. The alliance’s purpose is to ensure a regional centric approach that respects and engages with iwi, council, regional suppliers to support a local recovery.

The purpose of the Cost Control Manager role is to lead and manage the Monthly Cost Review process, providing clear concise accurate reporting on the status of the programme relating to costs, including timely escalation of cost overruns. The position holder will be required to lead a team of Cost Controllers and work effectively with the Project Controls Manager in the establishment and maintenance of cost control strategies.


  • Lead and manage the Cost to Complete process so that it is robust, identifies trends and measures to manage cost overruns.
  • Leadership to the Cost Control Team.
  • Ensure that all costs are baselined to track progress and to identify variances and take corrective action using practical options.
  • Provide clear concise accurate reporting in a timely manner.
  • Support Budget Holders through the Cost to Complete process to ensure accurate and reliable forecasts.
  • Report any cost, programme or risk concerns raised through the Cost to Complete process.
  • Monitor and report on Sub-Alliance design cost performance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently in a Cost Control position with a minimum of 10 years' experience, working across major infrastructure projects with a value greater than $300mill preferred.
  • A Degree or Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering or similar relevant qualification preferred.
  • Strong user of the full CCS Candy suite, with a minimum 5 years’ experience preferred.
  • Strong commercial, contractual and financial acumen.
  • Strong stakeholders focus and ability to communicate professionally and effectively at various levels, building strong relationships both externally and internally.
  • Proactive, organised and hands on approach with the ability to work well as a team and on own initiative.
  • Confidence in estimating costs and evaluating options to enhance cost control, leading to outstanding results that demonstrably add value.
  • Proven leadership skills.