Project Controls Manager

South East
Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Market related


Project Controls Manager

12 Month Contract
Location: Aldermaston/Silchester
IR35: Inside

Our Client has a requirement for a Project Controls Manager, who will be required to work on a contract basis in Aldermaston/Silchester.

Role Purpose: Lead and manage project controls activities, including change control, performance measurement, and reporting, to ensure the successful delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects.

Job Role Responsibilities: Project Controls Manager

  • Change Control: lead the execution of the change management process on the project as mandated by governance.
  • Chair and/or facilitate the necessary project level change forums, escalate change papers that require additional approvals and ensure all decisions are enacted within the change control system and toolsets.
  • Co-ordinate multiple contributors to conduct change impact assessments and support Programs Management team in driving agreement on 'best for Programs decisions.
  • Head programs/project reporting, taking ownership for its quality, accuracy, and robustness, and ensure the monthly project review pack is compiled and presented to the Project head and other senior stakeholders.
  • Establish and manage the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) and supervise the Project Control deliverable to collate monthly KPI & progress data related to time, cost, risk, and quality for the purposes of monthly business reporting.
  • Deliver the project requirements around earned value management by setting the PMB or implementing amendments to the current PMB, agreeing on the progress methodology and timely submission of project actuals with the contractor and spearheading the production of Earned Value Management (EVM) reports for monthly business reviews.
  • Work closely with and deputize for the Head of Project Controls to improve/sustain operating policies, procedures & processes, and ensure its proper application by the Project Controls team when conducting risk, planning and cost management activities.
  • Support the Project Head /Head of Programs by providing specialist advice and technical knowledge to resolve delays, issues, and other challenges throughout the project.
  • Integration of schedule, cost, scope, quality, and risk to drive expedient project delivery.
  • Provide interpretation of the data in the monthly reporting to support prompt decision making.
  • Undertake self-assessment of procedural compliance, sharing lessons learned and best practice within the Project Controls community.

Desirable Experience for the project controls manager

  • Experience in delivering results within a large-scale project environment.
  • Strong change control execution experience.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment.
  • Strong aptitude toward working horizontally across business areas and vertically to senior levels of management, providing specialist advice as required.
  • Experience in a Project Controls role within large, complex infrastructure or construction projects, preferably with a formal professional Project Management qualification.
  • Good appreciation of planning and scheduling, cost engineering, change control, risk, and opportunity management.
  • Proficient in EVM processes and their application on construction projects.
  • Strong aptitude to supervise schedule, cost, risk, change management activities, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of transport, energy, major infrastructure, or construction projects (under NEC Forms of Contract), specifically surrounding client and consultation.
  • Good appreciation of Quantitative Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis (QSRA/QCRA).
  • Consistent attention to detail with the ability to solve complex problems and mitigate risks.
  • Resilience and the ability to maintain rational thought in a high-pressure environment.
  • Knowledge of public sector policies, processes, and procedures and associated political impacts.

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for a Project Controls Manager looking for new employment.


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