Specialist GBS Cost Engineering | Kuala Lumpur or Manila

Date:  18 Sep 2023
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Job State/Province:  Manila
Job Location/Region:  BGC Taguig



About BHP 


At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.


Come and be a part of this success.


About the Role


Provides specialist advice and executes tasks related to the development of original budgets, maintenance of the control budget, tracking commitments, estimation of accruals, monitoring the impact of changes and identification of trends and corrective/ preventative actions to influence on-budget delivery of the project’s objectives.



  • Develops cost engineering methodologies, strategies and systems for an area or a major capital program/project.
  • Defines cost engineering reporting requirements (format, timing and content), review, and approve contractor procedures and transactions.
  • Utilises data from the project estimate, develops the original budget using cost estimates time-phased against the baseline schedule.
  • Distributes escalation into the respective WBS elements when the project original budget is established.
  • Predicts and mitigates potential cost impacts to the project by managing, monitoring and reporting changes in accordance with the Project Management of Change process.
  • Develops and implements a contingency management plan and forecasts contingency spend to influence the on-budget delivery of the project's objectives.
  • Maintains a current overall project forecast to project completion, including owner’s costs and implementation contractor’s costs in the cost engineering application / system.
  • Forecasts planned commitments in alignment with the Project Master Schedule.
  • Tracks actual commitments within the project cost engineering system as they are incurred.
  • Estimates actual cost, including costs that have not been invoiced or otherwise recorded as booked cost as of the reporting date (accruals).
  • Utilises the quarterly, published exchange rate protocols, converts the time-phased forecasts from native currency to the project reporting currency.
  • Provides input to the Cost Estimating sub-function for the cost estimates of a program/project with actual cost data during execution.
  • Reviews and authorizes or approves all commitments and contracts subject to delegation of authority and except as otherwise delegated to others.
  • Generates reviews and analyses the appropriate, mandated cost reports monthly from a single data source.

About You


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in a business/trade-related discipline or demonstrated equivalent business experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills including organising and analyzing multiple data sources.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), collaboration and interpersonal skills and able to work autonomously
  • Previous commercial, project management or quantity surveying experience on capital projects in the mining, resources or oil and gas industry would be well regarded  
  • Project management software experience with applications such as Stature, Aconex, Acumen Fuse, Ecosys


About Our Process 


At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 

If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 


Supporting a Diverse Workforce  

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognise that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].