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Senior Project Controls Manager

  • Location:

    Reading, Reading

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60,000 - £80,000 per annum + car allowance, pension, package

  • Job ref:

    JN -012024-81087_1704468049

  • Published:

    05 January 2024

  • Expiry date:

    05 March 2024

Job Title - Senior Project Controls Manager

Location - Reading (2 days) - Hybrid (3 days)

Salary - Up to £80,000 plus car allowance / travel / bonus / heath / pension

Client / Role

Cobalt is working with a global consultancy that has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Project Controls Manager to join their very successful team, working on a large-scale major project.

As a Senior Project Controls Manager (within - Governance, Planning, Risk, Reporting, and Controls) you will head multi-functional Project Controls teams. It's vital that we ensure delivery of our project programmes, to do this, you'll collaborate with Project Managers and Supply Chain to produce a pragmatic baseline.

You will need to engage, negotiate, and influence people across the business to ensure effective controls are in place to monitor progress, manage issues and mitigate slippage. You could be working on maintaining existing infrastructure or ensuring the successful introduction of our new capability.

Your experience

  • A minimum of 7 experience of working on major infrastructure projects/programmes within a similar role.

  • Good working knowledge of EVM and project controls methodologies.

  • Ability to communicate across a variety of stakeholders in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Excellent written communication skills with experience in producing project controls reports and providing commentary and insight.

  • Up to date knowledge of key industry / professional trends within project controls.

  • In depth knowledge of project controls tools & software (e.g., MS Excel, portfolio software, MS Project, PRA, Primavera P6)

  • Ability to provide effective and timely advice to clients.

  • Have an understanding of data management and an analytical mindset.

  • Excellent attention to detail, including the ability to validate and check project controls inputs.

  • Degree or equivalent with professional work experience in one or more specific disciplines in the Programme, Project or Commercial Management disciplines.

  • Achieved professional qualification (e.g. APM, MSP. PPC etc)

  • Relevant CSCS Card

A typical day for you could look like this:

  • Managing risk, including ownership of qualitative and quantitative assessments to schedule predictability and cost.

  • Influencing and supporting project managers and procurement to ensure schedule momentum and cash flow KPI's.

  • Role modelling best practice in conceptual estimating, funding stage gates, basic contingency principals and procurement principals.

  • Coordinating and facilitating planning sessions and workshops to compile the master project/programme schedule baseline, ensuring an achievable duration.

  • Utilising your expertise in procurement schedules to create achievable lead times within the schedule.

  • Prioritising materials and equipment orders to meet scheduled install dates.

  • Influencing key stakeholders to facilitate sign off of baseline and encouraging visibility of regular progress updates.

  • Introducing robust change processes, ensuring schedules, interfaces, cost, risk, and changes are managed appropriately.

  • Owning the change management process and workflow * Highlighting trends and root causes of deviations against the baseline using lead and lag indicators and reporting effective remedial actions in order to drive best value for the client. We would like you to have experience of:

  • Delivering Controls in a major project/ programme environment, ideally within Defence, Data Centre's, Life Sciences, Pharma, R&D facilities, Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics sectors

  • Mentoring and developing a multi-functional controls team

  • Meeting project deadlines

  • Adept with controls/ general software applications such as Primavera (P6), Power BI

  • Insight into engineering, procurement, contracts, construction processes

  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management * Heading collaborative focus groups

If you feel that this is the role for you, please apply with your latest CV.