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Project Controls Lead

  • Job reference: FG-005002
  • Sector: Construction, Infrastructure
  • Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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We are looking for a Project Controls Manager to be based in our Stockton office. The role will involve building the Project Controls / Programme Management / Planning workload and capability within the office and day to day management of the team. The role will be largely based in the Stockton Office but client commitments could involve some travel within the UK.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with experience in the industry, regeneration and transport sectors, to join us in this field, and in return we will provide the necessary support to develop your career to the next level.


  • Develop systems and procedures for Project control functions in conjunction with the wider business.
  • Develop and manage the existing project control systems to incorporate best practice and procedures.
  • Manage the provision / implementation of high quality project control standards and expertise
  • Ensure integration of project of cost control procedures into the project delivery process.
  • Provide expert advice including daily, weekly or monthly cost and time, status updates.
  • Day-to-day management of project controls / planning team based within the office and across multiple sites.
  • Identify and secure suitable Project Control workload for a team of Project Control Professionals based in the North East.
  • Build capability across the Project Controls team in order to be recognised as the key players in the wider region.
  • Responsible for the Project Summary Reports (PSR) for the project controls / planning team.
  • Oversight of change control rules and ensuring compliance
  • Accountable to PM for quality of reporting information;
  • Ensuring compliance with procedures for bidding;
  • Challenging cost, time and resource (CTR) estimates in bids;
  • Accountable for ensuring all bids issued are developed consistently with project schedule and resource plan;
  • Monitoring and reporting of project key performance indicators;
  • Carry out schedule and cost risk analysis as and when required and advise action plan to mitigate the delays, if any.
  • Managing the interface with the F+G Project Finance team and ensuring billing meets contract and client requirements;
  • Management and update of Project Management Plan;
  • Being the first point of escalation in the project on all cost and schedule challenges.



Key Competencies:

  • Chartered member of RICS or equivalent recognised professional qualification.
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience all aspects of project controls.
  • A good level of demonstrable experience of working with a range of clients within the project controls arena.
  • Effective client interface skills and experience with the ability to offer both strategic and project advice.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of professionals, predominantly based at client sites throughout the North East.
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and acumen preferably gained though managing a P+L.
  • Demonstrable ability to expand the project controls service by growing existing commissions and generating new work through business relationships and competitive bidding.
  • Forward looking view to be able to identify gaps in the marketplace, suitable technology solutions and threats to current commissions.
  • Methodical approach to managing opportunities and risk, ensuring compliance with internal processes and procedures.

Required Knowledge and Attributes:

  • Educated to degree level (or qualified by experience) in a relevant field.
  • High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills and presentational skills.
  • Excellent MS Office skills, well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and Primavera P6.
  • Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support the successful delivery of projects.
  • Ability to both accept and delegate responsibility and influence and lead a team.
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
  • Good attention to detail with good time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills.
  • Able to use initiative.
  • Flexible to be office or site based per the needs of the business and client.
  • A full driving licence is essential.

Desired Knowledge:

  • Prior experience of managing teams
  • Experience in developing internal tools and systems
  • Business development of existing and new clients
  • Updating and maintaining company Project Controls Manuals and systems
  • Management of a P+L account

Right to work:

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.
Rewards and benefits

Faithful+Gould offer a comprehensive reward package including:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 days paid bank holidays per annum (pro-rata for part time staff or for part years worked)
    Employees in service at 1st April each year can buy up to 15 days or sell up to 5 days holiday
    Attractive pension scheme
  • Eligibility to the discretionary bonus scheme
  • Employee Well Being Programme (EWP)
  • Share incentive plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Income Protection
  • Personal accident cover
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Health Club Membership & Leisure Discounts
  • Discounted BUPA healthcare scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • IT related discounts
  • Mobile phone discounts


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