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Principal Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: R-048438
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

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 Project Controls Manager to support project teams and post Covid 19 restrictions, based in our client’s support offices in Birmingham.

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

Responsibilities (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 Client programme 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.
  • Manage periodic correlation of schedule, cost, quality, and risk to drive expedient project delivery.
  • Manage Project Controls processes and systems, ensuring that all audit trails are correctly maintained, accurate and up to date and supporting documentation is in accordance with the Client’s document management protocols.
  • Manage the coordination and communication of the period reporting cycle ensuring correlation to the Phase’s executive reporting lifecycle.
  • Coordinate business reporting taking ownership for its quality and robustness, providing periodic project progress updates to the Head of Project Controls and other stakeholders as required.
  • Lead a small team by setting individuals’ objectives, reviewing performance and providing on-going feedback on a formal and informal basis, to ensure that 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 and share lessons learned / best practice within the Project Controls community.


  • Experience within a Project Management or Project Control role on infrastructure or construction projects, preferably with a formal professional Project Management qualification.
  • Knowledge of transport, construction, or major infrastructure projects (under NEC Form of Contract), and of the context specifically surrounding the client and the consultation process.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment, and a willingness to work across business areas and provide specialist advice as required.
  • Possessing attention to detail always and ability to solve complex problems.
  • Familiarity with the public sector policies, processes and procedures and associated political impacts.
  • It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies, and procedures on EDI.


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 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 refer 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.