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Chief Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004898
  • Sector: Construction, Energy, Management Consultancy, Manufacturing, Planning
  • Location: Atlanta

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Chief Project Controls Manager
Our Atlanta team is growing! We are seeking a Project Controls Executive with over 15 years Nuclear and Mega-Project experience to lead or work as part of a team, providing independent executive reporting to Stakeholders for a multi-billion project. The main function will be implementing established procedures for baseline schedule and cost control budgets, monitors progress, tracking actual expenditures and developing forecasts as needed. Analyzing status data and trends as required. Responsible for all aspects of project cost management.

About Us
Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with a number of high profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #11 largest Construction Management Company and #9 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992. Constructive Expertise -It’s in our DNA



Responsibilities
-Knowledge and capability to provide independent oversight on behalf of stakeholders, for cost. schedule, risk, performance and prudency in execution
-Monitoring and Oversight of EPC Contractor and Owner Management Team –including drill-down analysis of cost report, schedule and risk register and associated contingency
-Identification of issues and recommendations for corrective actions or recovery plan
-Executive Reporting – distilling of reported project information, with independent analysis, to provide concise executive reports
-Presentation of executive reports at board level
-Commercial advisory support to management of EPC Contract
-Recommendations for improvement in project performance and reporting
-Oversees the direction of a project controls team or function within a group, office or region.
-Develops and implements the project controls business development plans and activities.
-Assigns and manages project staffing levels and workforce plans.
-Manages staff co-ordination and workload and directly supervises project controls team.
-Manages, revises, and maintains status of the detailed project cost estimate/forecast to include all phases of project execution from design/engineering, material/equipment procurement and deliveries, construction contracts through start-up activities and closeout.
-Tracks and analyzes the project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals, and forecasts. Analysis includes forecast to budget and estimate, forecast to actuals, and contingency analysis.
-Participates in the development and improvement of project controls systems. Recommends improvements in systems, tools, and methods of project controls and project management.
-Establishes a project work breakdown structure in line with industry best practices.
-Assists in analyzing project control requirements as part of the bid review process to insure all cost control requirements are incorporated into individual contracts and purchase orders.
- Interacts with other project groups in relation to cost codes, purchase order commitments, change orders and sales tax issues as required and to ensure all accounting and regulatory compliance issues or guidelines are implemented.
-Assists in creating detailed project budgets from estimates and in the development of cash flow projections.
- Works with senior project management staff in managing the overall project cost control efforts.
- Works with scheduling staff to develop, manage, revise, and update integrated detailed project schedules including all phases of project execution.
- Assists in early identification of long lead items, resource constraints, and required project start dates.
-Manages key project indicators and project commercial reports.
- Manages internal job costing in relation to the fee and services to be provided, resources required and all project reporting including job number, Project Status Report (PSR) and other company reporting policies.
-Produces forecasts of total project costs, annual costs, and monthly cash flow costs and provides variance analysis and explanations.
-Assists in forecasting engineering and construction resource requirements.
-Assists in coordinating engineering and construction activities in conjunction with overall project schedule requirements. Incorporates engineering and construction contractor schedules into overall project schedules.
- Ensures all contract deliverables and deadlines are met.
- Provides senior level general project management support as necessary (e.g., financial/operational budgeting, consolidation, analysis, forecasting; business development; pricing; billing; key client/consultant relationship management).
-Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related field,
-fifteen years’ relevant experience.
-Must have strong cost management, scheduling, and project planning and estimating skills, as well as the communication skills necessary to interface with external engineering, architectural and construction firms, suppliers, the management team and other organizations within client organizations. Must be able to use A/E and CM cost and/or schedule information to evaluate project status. Must have experience in developing budgets, cash flows, and/or schedules.
-Experience in commercial, industrial, refinery, semi conductor, and/or pharmaceuticals is preferred.
-Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
--Working knowledge of industry standard software, including but not limited to SAP, Skire, -VersaPro, etc. and ERP, Planning & Scheduling, and cost management applications.
-Experience with Primavera or Microsoft Projects is preferred.
-Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.


Benefits
Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
-Competitive salary
-Broad Employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
-Generous time-off benefits
401 (k) with employer match
-Flexible work schedules dependent upon approval as a result of assignment demands
-Career development opportunities through our corporate university
-Highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program
-Valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer
Faithful+Gould, an ATKINS company, is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability candidates encouraged to apply. Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.