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Project Controller

Job Title: Project Controller
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11140
Contact Name: David
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 22, 2018 17:12

Job Description

Role: Project Controller


Role & responsibilities:

•           She/he is key member of the project team and the “right hand” of the PM

•           Role has two main functions… cost and scheduling


•           Scheduling

-           Develop tender schedules using the established tools and processes and challenges the team to ensure schedule risk is managed with a balance of competitive offering aligned to historical performance

-           Develops and maintains the single project schedule representing the entire project by integrating inputs from all functions, units and third parties contributing to the project

-           Ensure proper linkages in schedule to show all interdependencies between contributing parties

-           Ensure functional owners sign off on commitments and are made accountable for their date

-           Work collaboratively with other overall project planning team to ensure optimal alignment of schedule with overall schedule

-           Delivers a high quality schedule aligned with global standards to ensure project is accurately represented

-           Maintains schedule thru the entire project obtaining inputs from all project contributors

-           Drives regular operating rhythm with project team to review schedule status and operating rhythm

-           Challenges functional owners on forecast completion dates to ensure dates are realistic

-           Provides schedule analysis to forecast schedule risk and opportunities using available tools and experience

-           Provides look ahead, backlog and future late reporting with prioritizations to clearly communicate potential and real risk and drive the project priorities

-           Generates “what if” scenarios to optimize execution and works with project teams to evallass=MsoNormal>-           Provides strategies to mitigate risks

-           Drives functional owners to mitigate risks and follows up with functional owners on risk mitigation actions

-           Provide and communicate regular status reporting

-           Provides contractually required customer reporting and is able to communicate directly with customers on scheduling matters


•           Cost Controlling

-           Ensure the project cost are managed with global standard tools and processes

-           Ensure budgeted values are aligned with historical performance

-           Reviews project schedule and progress to identify cost risks and opportunities

-           Reviews project scope evolution to identify cost risk and opportunities

-           Reviews functional execution and events to identify cost risks and opportunities

-           Provide cost analytics using project information and analysing cost and productivity trends

-           Own and drive the Budget Deviation Process with tools

-           Drives a regular cost operating rhythm to discussion risk and opportunities

-           Develops cost forecasts based on functional input and analytics, challenges functional estimates where needed

-           Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates

-           Communicates cost status/forecasts/risk to functional cost owners and drives/supports risk mitigation

-           Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status and actions

-           Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.

-           Provide time based cost forecasts to support revenue recognition


•           Analyse all the risks and opportunities communicate clearly priorities and potential impacts

•           Support change order analysis

•           Support claim preparations


Key Skills:


•           Able to drive project teams to control the project

•           Analytical skills to use data to forecast outcomes

•           Clear communicator with strong communication and influencing skills

•           Primavera skills

•           Cost management skills





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