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Principal Consultant Tara Shah

QTC Control Services has developed a deserved reputation for excellence lead by its CEO, Tara Shah.

Tara more than supervises contracts and has a hands on involvement from beginning to end of a projects commission.

Tara values clear and concise communication with both her colleagues and the team she works with on any contract.

Her background is varied and provides for an excellent foundation for the services QTC offers prospective clients.

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Currently her roles includes
  • Lead Site Project Controller, Fortesque Metals, Solomon Project
  • Consultant at Mt Magnet Mines
  • CEO at QTC Control Services
  • Member Project Management Institute, Western Australia

Educational Background

Tara brings a broad educational background to her project control capacities. These permit a multi-level facility to achieve excellent communication and interpersonal skills, financial cost control in addition to her project management qualifications.

Her skillset includes a Masters in Accounting, BA in International politics and a graduate diploma in journalism.

Coupled with these are

  • Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP) status awarded.
  • Australian Institute of Project Management, Certified Practicing Project Practioner (CPPP) status awarded.
  • Blue Visions College, Cert IV of  Project Management
  • Australian Institute of Management, Cert IV of Frontline Management.-   Westnet Energy Steaming Ahead Leadership Program.

Her previous experience and roles include:

  • Project Controls Lead at WestNet Energy
  • A/Manager Capital, Governance and Finance at Dept of Health and Ageing
  • Senior Projects Cost Controller at Minara Mining Operations
  • Project Controller BHP Billliton


Project Controller, Major Projects

Implemented and managed full integrated project services application, spanning portfolio management, project structuring and estimation, cost and schedule control (earned value management), contract and procurement management, document control, HR mobilisation, time management and demobilisation, engineering deliverables and query mechanisms and variations. 

System integrates through to Primavera, MS Project and Corporate ERP systems (SAP) and has direct uploading of subcontractor information to avoid duplication and rekeying. 

Project controller across a number of major ($15M upwards) projects supervising schedule, cost and document controllers from bid stage through to closeout.


A/Manager, Governance and Finance

As Manager Governance and Finance, she was responsible for the risk, financial and associated business processes for enforcing the governments project and portfolio requirements across 200 projects in sixty funded organisations and a total of $71 million in funds.


Senior Projects Cost Controller, Minara Mining Operations

As Senior Cost Controller at Minara Resources she was responsible for significant change and innovation programs with regards to Minara’s management of its projects. 

Previous roles included establishing business systems and practices which clearly matched the projects to the organisations strategic requirements.

  • Executive Officer at Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Executive Officer (Office of the University Secretary) at Curtin University
  • Senior Business Consultant at Higher Ed. Services Pty Ltd
  • Special Projects Officer (Database Systems and Knowledge Management) at Murdoch University.



·         Project Management: Primavera (P6), Prediction + (administrator all areas), Oracle Projects, SAP, Microsoft Project.

·         Data Warehouse Creation and Reporting: Oracle Discoverer, Cognos, Corvu and Business Objects         

·         Management and Database Management Systems: ERPs: Finance (SAP, Oracle Financials, Ellipse), HR (Oracle HR & SAP), R&D, eProcurement & Facilities Management areas

·         General Administrative Software:  Microsoft Excel, Visio, Word and Access, Internet and email (extremely proficient)

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