Cost Manager Jobs

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Due to the complex nature of this management role, New Zealand’s Oil & Gas employers often look for professionals with extensive industry experience and a long track record of managing project and company budgets either as a Cost Engineer, Controller or Quantity Surveyor.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Cost Manager can include all or some of the following:

  • Creating feasible budget restraints for Project Teams and Cost Engineers/Controllers to operate within
  • Identifying with Project Management the project priorities in respect to quality, time and cost
  • Assisting with Project and Costs team with finalising project budgets and reports
  • Creating business cases calculations of project costs to justify project investments
  • Researching and securing ‘best value’ procurement options for services, labour and equipment
  • Conducting training and workshops with Cost and Project Team personnel



For many Cost Managers, the next logical step in their careers is to head towards senior management or executive-level roles, such as Project Director or CFO.


Salary Range

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