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Project Controls Manager

  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £50 - £60 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2021-01-29
  • Expiry Date: 28 February 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034514
Our client, an industry leading contractor, currently requires a Project Control Manager for nuclear projects in Leicester.
  • Responsible for establishing/maintaining or adhering to the specific PMO governance, processes and procedures across a project
  • Establish the project baseline position in terms of scope/cost /schedule and the ongoing governance control of these.
  • Manage scheduling staff to develop, manage, revise, and analyse integrated project schedules including all phases of project execution
  • Manage project controls staff to provide cost management/change management/risk & opportunity management and document management provision.
  • Provision of regular management reporting both internal and external to the project to provide relevant, accurate and reliable information on the status and forecast of the project.
Additional Key Accountabilities:
  • Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests
  • Establishing governance reviews at appropriate points during the project lifecycle
  • Planning and controlling of finances
  • Gathering independent evidence to provide confidence that the project is likely to achieve the success criteria
  • Collation of lessons learned and onward communication to business process owners.
  • Develop , implement and update resource allocations plans taking account of availabilities and scheduling
  • Integration and alignment of project control toolsets
  • Deputise for the Project Manager
  • Ensure that PMO requirements are flowed down into the supply chain
  • Planning and tracking of benefits
  • Schedule and Cost Risk analysis inputs/outputs
  • Develop and mentor staff ensuring succession planning is in place
  • Attending and contributing to communities of practise or forums

Key Outputs / Deliverables: Business Unit
  • Input into Delivery/Project/Programme Execution plan
  • Project Baseline packs
  • Control Account Plans
  • Risk and Opportunity Registers
  • Master Deliverable Register
  • Weekly Project Progress Reports
  • Monthly project reports accurately reflecting the project status in terms of HSSE, Quality, Schedule and Cost;
  • Formal minutes/actions from key meetings
  • Lessons learned outputs
  • Project Close out reports
Leadership Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating Cavendish principles, promoting health, safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion
  • Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members, including effective and ongoing communication and feedback
  • Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to deliver on customer promises

Industry Knowledge:
  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
  • Extensive experience in a PMO position
  • Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3, NEC4/JCT etc…)
  • Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.
  • Have expert knowledge of PMO toolsets and the integration of these
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field;
  • A postgraduate qualification is also desirable, as is membership in a professional body;
  • Ideally APM qualified preferably to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)
Key Technical Skills:
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –
  • Requirements Management - the ability to prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements through the project lifecycle including document management of deliverables.
  • Schedule Management – The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
  • Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget. Use of tolerances and performance management
  • Risk, opportunity and issue management – Risk and opportunity identification techniques and the ongoing management and control techniques throughout the project
  • Frameworks and methodologies – the appropriate adoption of specific frameworks and methodologies for the management of projects and tailoring of these.
  • Change Control – the features of a rigorous change control process , and how to establish, implement and maintain a change control process
  • Team Management – Different styles of communication and how these can be adapted to the particular circumstances and needs of the project.
  • Contract Management - The nature of contracts and statements of work, and the implications for the contracting organisations and the suppliers into this. Negotiating and managing contract variances
  • Reviews – the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review, the range of factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Governance arrangements (including quality) – the organisational and project specific processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field (or equivalent