Cost Engineer - Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited

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Cost Engineer - Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited

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Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited (CNML) is a subsidiary of Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd., which is duly listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). CNML is developing its’ primary asset located in the Upper East Region of Ghana with a strategic vision to build a world-leading, highly valuable and responsible world-class gold mining enterprise.

Job Description

Job Purpose

To provide cost control support by maintaining commercial awareness of each responsible package through understanding of awarded work scope, payment terms, commercial conditions, potential variations, project strategies, package status and interface with other contract works by applying relevant cost management methodology, procedures, and systems in line with the project scope.

Primary Accountabilities (Duties & Responsibilities)

  • Provide support to the Supply Chain team in the preparation of related pricing and ancillary data contract document schedules.
  • Accountable for processing of related invoices for suppliers and contractors and monitoring of paid costs for corporate reporting on project performance and client invoicing.
  • Assist in implementing cost control initiatives for improved efficiency and accuracy in the procure-to-pay process. 
  • Raise red flags timeously on potential project risk on cost and propose mitigation measures.



  • Assist in defining the Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to ensure compatibility with the applied Project Cost Control system.
  • Establish and maintain histograms, S-curves, KPI's, graphs / monthly forecasts in identifying cost efficiencies and strategies.
  • Process budget shifts and scope changes in the CBE and applied project cost control system when changes are registered for both studies and projects.
  •  Report cost and progress variations to the planned budget, commitments, FAC, incurred and expended values and variances.
  • Assist with the compilation of the baseline budget from contract estimates and posting to the right WBS and cost elements.
  • Performs any other related duties based on the exigencies of the Company as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Skills or Experience

Minimum qualification (s)


  • Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying or relevant discipline.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification (desirable)

Experience (Minimum)

  • 6 years hands-on experience in Project Controls function or similar role.
  • Proven working experience in the gold mining industry or oil and gas industry will be an advantage.

Knowledge (In-depth)

  • Strong knowledge in Project Management.
  • In-depth knowledge in Project Budgeting and Change Control Reporting Principles.
  • Knowledge of total cost management tools and systems


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suits, e.g., MS Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Knowledge in using scheduling software, Primavera P6 and MS Project.
  • Practical knowledge in SAP & Costrac software. 
  • Strong communication, stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills.
Leadership and behavioural attributes
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Good communicator
  • Active Listener
  • Ability to influence
  • Teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Efficiency and Quality 
  • Thorough and Meticulous
  • Critical thinking and analytical
Special conditions or requirements of the Job
(Please list items such as overtime required, shift work required, appointments, legal requirements, etc. in this space)
  • Working environment is multi-cultural and hence sensitivity is required.
  • Valuing diversity and inclusion practices are essential.
  • Extended working hours involved.
  • Ability to work under intense pressure and extreme deadline
  • Stringent deadlines
  • High volume work
  • Routine / non-routine duties
  • Medically fit for the position and environment




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