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Portfolio Controller

Beon, CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


About us:

We’re a team that cares about you and your community. CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy own and operate the distribution networks providing reliable, safe and affordable electricity to 1.9 million customers located across 65% of Victoria. These customers include large numbers of households as well as commercial and industrial businesses, world class arts, health and sporting precincts, popular tourism regions and the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria.

In designing and delivering these services, our people are united by a real sense of purpose to empower customer choices in ways that are important for our communities and the environment. Our people are also at the frontline in developing and implementing innovative technologies and solutions necessary for the future of our industry not only in Victoria but globally.

This is a workplace that's both dynamic and welcoming, where our people learn from the best in the business, and where there's a focus on inclusivity, collaboration, and rewarding the individual and their aspirations.

About the Role:

Using your previous experience and understanding of project management and project control principles, this role plays a vital role in our Network Services team and is an excellent opportunity to join this team.

In this permanent position you will drive Portfolio Control functions to enable an optimal, transparent and risk-managed delivery of the works program to business needs and expectations. Some of the duties include activities related to the management, monitoring and reporting oversight of CAPEX Programs.

Our business is focused on driving best practice and continuous improvement, and this role plays an important part on delivering continued success.

What you’ll deliver:

  • Develop and maintain project forecast and reporting system data for all CAPEX projects, covering financial and time data, milestones, project lifecycle status and enabling production of business and delivery manager reports.
  • Monitoring and reporting on all CAPEX projects and programs in relation to project status, expenditure against budget and forecast (annual and total) and progress against milestones (gates) to ensure effective co-ordination of resources to meet business priorities.
  • Report on forecast and expenditure against budget for the overall capex portfolio on a monthly basis
  • Coordinating financial close out of major projects and working with Finance for asset finalisations and WIP balance.
  • Actively engaging and following up with project managers, responsible officers and other stakeholders to maintain complete data integrity and influence project development and advancement
  • Provide ad hoc project level support as required

Required skills and experience:

  • Tertiary education in Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Project Management
  • Proven ability to apply project management and control principles on major projects and/or portfolio
  • Experience working in a project team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues at different levels across the business
  • An understanding of the Electricity Distribution industry would be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Experience in SAP/BI, advanced MS Excel (e.g. PIVOT and Formulas), MS PowerPoint and MS Word.
  • Experience in project planning tools (e.g. MS Project) (desirable)

Your career with us:

We have a diversity of teams across our business, all contributing to great customer and community outcomes. Our people are our most important asset, and we continually invest in nurturing their capability. Working with us means being fully supported to make the most of new experiences, and to build a career through a range of opportunities to learn from the best and to grow in a safe, inclusive, flexible and collaborative environment.

Our greatest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and the communities we operate within. This includes their physical safety – ensuring everyone gets home safely everyday – as well as their psychological safety, by ensuring everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve a work-life balance and be the best they can be.

What’s next?

Please submit your application via our career’s website by Thursday 30th March 2023.

OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business

OUR VALUES: Live safely, Be Customer and Community Minded, Succeed Together, Be The Best You Can Be, Improve Our Business