Cost Controller Jobs

How to Enter

To successfully secure a job as a Cost Controller in New Zealand’s Oil & Gas industry, candidates should have a sound grasp of numbers and be able to budget and forecast expenses. To that end, employers often look for professionals who gold a relevant trade qualification and experience in Quantity Surveying or a relatable field, such as Accounting.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical responsibilities of a Cost Controller can include any of the following:

  • Forecasting project costs by identifying what resources is needed to complete it in an efficient way, i.e. labour, equipment and services
  • Actively reporting the costs of budgets to ensure projects do not overspend
  • Supporting and working with Management and Project Teams to ensure project costs are kept within budget
  • Ensuring the business, as a whole, does not spend outside of its means
  • Managing and training other professionals, such as Accountants or Cost Controllers



Where Cost Controllers can take their careers next can largely depend on their background and preference. If they have a trade background, then they could choose to work more closely on the budgeting and reporting of individual projects by becoming a specialist Cost Engineer. Alternatively, if they wanted more management and strategy in their role, then they could work towards becoming a Cost or Finance Manager.


Salary Range

50K – 100K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427