Project Controller

FCT Combustion is the world leader in optimising high-temperature processing plants to realise new levels of performance for productivity, emission control, fuel efficiency and flexibility to meet ever-changing requirements. Our company provides turn-key combustion systems, led by a range of burners which deliver optimal pyro-processing performance.

FCT Combustion Adelaide is seeking Project Controller.



Project Controller



Head of Projects



To contribute Project Management expertise and services to ensure quality projects are delivered on time and on budget that meet customer expectations.



Accountable for providing Project Management services to Project Team Leaders (PTLs) such as scheduling, cost control, document control, logistics and procurement to support the planning, monitoring and finalisation of projects.



Project Management (Planning): 

Establish and manage the master project schedule Project Schedules in line with customer expectations and timelines offered in the Contract and FCT Proposal for a project.

Assist PTLs in the creation and maintenance of Work Breakdown Structures, Cost Breakdown Structures and Risk and Opportunity Registers


Project Management (Monitoring) :

Assist PTLs to manage projects by updating the progress of project tasks by project team and contractors.  

Assist PTLs to manage project progress claims and payment schedules  

Assist PTLs to prepare Progress Reports to the BU CEO or Head of Projects at an agreed frequency, agreed on key KPIs including project work phase progress, budget status (procurement and labour), schedule and key issues.

Assist PTLs in the conduct of regular project meetings to manage budget tracking, monthly forecasts and accruals.

Manage project cost accounts (project cost templates) to ensure that project objectives are delivered on time, budget and to the required quality in accordance with the FCT policies, procedures and values. Capture key issues and lesson learned over the course of a project.



Assist PTLs to update and manage the  Project Documentation Register.

Assist PTLs with document control for incoming or released files and maintaining the Project Files in electronic and paper forms.



Assist the  Head of Projects to maintain FCTs procurement approach, as part of the FCT Project System including sourcing opportunities for new vendors and suppliers to improve pricing and quality of delivery.

Assist PTLs to update and manage the Procurement Register, for tracking all Project expenditure.

Assist PTLs by collecting contractor quotations and preparing the quotation evaluation.

Gain approval to raise purchase orders in line with project budgets and in accordance with FCT procurement standards.

Raise approved purchase orders and record purchase orders according to Master Purchase Order Index



Manage manufacturing of equipment to FCT drawings and standards and procurement requirements

Expedite inspections and FAT documentation  to  include in the project MDR.


Installation, commissioning and site surveys: 

Assist PTLs with the schedule update  of project installation and commission of FCT equipment as well as the  conduct of site surveys and client training - scheduling    



Assist in preparing equipment for shipping, including packing and packaging

Expedite the preparation of documents for shipping


Project Management (Finalisation):

Assist PTLs to prepare for Close Out Meetings for projects, and capture finalisation of project performance.



Analytical & evaluation skills: 

Excellent planning, organisational skills and attention to details

Strong  problem-solving skills

Practices sound and timely decision making, considering available information

Sound understanding of project management methodologies and the application of project management principals to planning, cost and schedule management

Commercially astute, with extensive experience in project risk mitigation strategies and project execution improvements that results in favourable cost and schedule metrics    


Achievement Drive: 

Customer and project focused

Project budget  driven to achieve project outcomes

Maintains clarity and focus on project result outcomes  at every project scenario

Fosters and contributes to a culture that supports the growth and continuous improvement of the individuals and the organisation

Willingness to travel as/when required


Communication skills: 

Professional, courteous and honest communications with the client and contractors to develop constructive and  long-term relationships and assist in meeting and exceeding the needs of the project and the expectations of the customer

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Multicultural experience and understanding of different communication approaches in different cultures

Maintains confidentiality on client information, as required


Team skills: 

Ability to motivate, inspire and empower others to drive the Project Team and any contractors to meet the quality, budget and delivery timelines of a project 

Ensures compliance with FCT policies/procedures and guidelines

Fosters a culture of openness and flexibility


Planning & Organisation: 

Works safely at all times for themselves and for everyone

Manages their own time

Ability to handle and prioritise multiple tasks and projects

Organised, calm and methodical in approach




Relevant qualifications in Accounting/Business Administration  

Project Management/procurement post-graduate studies and a Degree in Mechanical Engineering is desirable.

Extensive experience in Project / Procurement Controls within the Mining & Minerals, Energy, Cement or Plant Engineering industries


Skills, attributes and experience:

  Trained in FCTs Project System, as described in PRO-MN301 Project System Framework and Guidelines  

Highly proficient in MS Office suite, particularly Excel and Word

Solid industrial process engineering skills and experience


KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: (specific measures subject to annual review)

Internal Clients  

A measure of internal client satisfaction on projects support

A measure of response times to internal client requests


Business success

  A measure of recognised achievements / successes contributing to business success  

A measure of being the custodian of the company`s procurement database  

Procurement/Project Control output: 

% of required project tasks (e.g. reports, calculations) delivered to budget with strong focus on keeping a positive project cash flow

Delivery of project/procurement tasks against project delivery and project schedule with focus on commercial budget milestones

Zero Non-conformance (in calculations, design etc) at 1-month post project completion


Innovation and continuous improvement  

Percentage of planned deliverables achieved through new initiatives or improvements  

Teamwork A measure of feedback from team on coaching and advice provided to the projects

Number of recognised contributions to fostering team spirit

A measure of compliance with FCT policies and procedures

22/06/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Engineering
Apply for this job

Option 1: Use this option if you want to upload a new cover letter and a Resume file

Apply Now ! Send Your Resume