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Project Controller

Job Title: Project Controller
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stafford
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11507
Contact Name: Natalie Blunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 27, 2019 08:37

Job Description



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 evaluate feasibility 

- 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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