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Project Controls Manager

  • Location:

    Basingstoke, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082021-74231_1628519163

  • Published:

    09 August 2021

  • Expiry date:

    08 October 2021

Job Title - Project Controls Engineer

Location - Hampshire

Salary - up to £60,000 + an excellent benefits package

The Client / Project

Cobalt is currently working with a Tier one contractor that are a leading player within the civil engineering and infrastructure sector, delivering world class infrastructure projects. Working across the rail, highways, and energy sectors, they have a customer-focused approach and thrive on applying our expertise to deliver complex, multi-disciplinary, engineering-led projects.

Our client has an excellent opportunity for a Project Controls Engineer to join their successful team working on the Southampton to London Pipeline project. The project is replacing 90km of the underground fuel pipeline between Boorley Green, Hampshire and the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.

Role Purpose:

  • The Project Controls Engineer (PCE) reports to the Project Controls Manager and is accountable for supporting the processes and systems required for the delivery of monthly project control reporting in the portfolio.

  • The PCE owns and collates the monthly project reporting requirements and requires the individual to be self-motivated and tenacious.

  • The role also requires engagement with the wider project team including planning, cost control, estimating and risk / opportunity management, change control.

  • The PCE will support the PCM to develop project scope, work breakdown structure, control account structure and associated techniques (i.e. rules of credit, forecast trends) to appropriately monitor, control and report on delivery of the project to schedule, time and cost.

What you'll be doing

  • Maintain the project controls governance arrangements at functional level to support delivery of the of project.

  • Adhere to the processes, systems and techniques to plan, monitor, control and report on delivery of the project to schedule, time and cost.

  • Define the controls structures such as work breakdown, control account, resource library.

  • Assist in the development of the performance baseline and processes for measurement of progress against the base position in terms of schedule, time and cost.

  • Establish and implement the process to manage actual and forecasted costs against the defined control account structure (in-period, in-year, whole life);

  • Establish and maintain processes to identify and track risks and opportunities and apply risk modelling periodically (timeline to be agreed with PM) to assess programme / project confidence levels.

  • Adhere to processes to identify, define, evaluate, plan, track and realise cost and schedule benefits.

  • Recommendations to the project leadership team on how the project resources (people, materials, supply chain) should be allocated to optimise the schedule and project performance.

Who we're looking for

  • A proven track record in successfully leading a schedule driven Project Controls team within the construction and engineering industry.

  • Be able to work with multiple disciplines within a project: cost, commercial, planning, risk. Excellent planning and cost management skills are essential for success, along with the ability to objectively assess project performance and communicate to multiple stakeholders at project level.

  • Extensive experience within the Rail, Highways, Nuclear or similar highly regulated sector.

  • Earned Value Management (EVM) experience.

  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective relationships and partnerships with multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience of complex projects with multiple contract tiers aligned to NEC3 or 4;

  • Well organised, tenacious and methodical.

  • Positive and enthusiastic approach.

  • Able to work without day-to-day supervision;

  • Experience of full EVM deployment across multi-million-pound contracts.

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