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Principal Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: R-048310
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: London

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Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme across our Infrastructure Portfolio designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

We are looking for a Principal Project Controls Manager to support project teams and post Covid 19 restrictions, based in our client’s support offices in London.

As a Principal Project Controls Manager, you will manage the evaluation of project time, cost and
quality targets for the Project, and lead the communication and monitoring of project governance controls in order to enable the successful delivery of the Client Programme.

About the role (accountabilities include but are not limited to):

  • Manage the establishment of contractor requirements through early supply chain engagement to support the time, cost and quality targets for the programme of works and monthly business reporting;
  • Work closely with the Head of Project Controls to improve/sustain operating policies to mitigate risk throughout the project, and take a lead in the monitoring of risk policy adherence;
  • Support the Head of Project Controls by providing specialist advice and technical knowledge to respond to delays, issues and other challenges throughout the project;
  • Lead periodic correlation of schedule, cost, quality and risk to drive expedient project delivery;
  • Lead the coordination and communication of the period reporting cycle ensuring correlation to the Phase’s executive reporting lifecycle;
  • Lead business reporting taking ownership for its quality and robustness and provide periodic project progress updates to the Head of Project Controls and other senior stakeholders as required;
  • Sustain governance processes and review policies in order to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives;
  • Lead a team by setting individuals’ objectives, reviewing performance, undertaking appraisals and providing on-going feedback on a formal and informal basis, to ensure all staff are aware of what they are required to achieve and how they are performing against their objectives;
  • Undertake self-assessment of procedural compliance, sharing lessons learned and best practice within the Project Controls community;
  • Support Head of Project Controls in preparation for and/or attendance at meetings to deliver market and strategy insights to Client’s Senior Commercial teams.

About You:

  • Experience in Project Management or Project Controls role within large, complex infrastructure or construction projects, preferably with a formal professional Project Management qualification;
  • Knowledge of transport and/or major infrastructure or construction projects (under NEC Forms of Contract), and of the context specifically surrounding Client and the consultation process;
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment, possessing an aptitude to work across business areas and provide specialist advice as required;
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team within a large-scale project environment;
  • Possessing attention to detail at all times, with ability to solve complex problems / mitigate risks;
  • Knowledge of public sector policies, processes and procedures and associated political impacts.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.