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Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: FG-005798
  • Sector: Construction, Education, Infrastructure
  • Location: Nottingham

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The Project Controls Manager reports directly to the Head of Project Management and will lead the development, implementation, use and maintenance of project controls processes within the project control function for the duration of the project.

The Project Controls Manager is responsible for the direction and co-ordination of all project controls activities associated with the design, construction and commissioning of the clients Project within safety, quality, time and cost.

This position supports the development of an overall integrated plan and budget for the project and to establish and maintain effective and fully transparent reporting and controls across the whole project.

Key requirements for the role include:
• Setting strong and consistent processes and procedures to be followed by delivery teams to provide effective project controls across the programme
• Developing strategies with the Programme Management team and cross-functional specialists in cost, change, risk, schedule and document control to drive best practice into the programme
• Undertaking focused assurance reviews to ensure compliance with standards and defined processes, and that practice is implemented consistently across all contracts
• Championing project controls improvement initiatives and drive their implementation across the programme
• Collaborating and advising the client on programme strategic matters
• Supporting and driving a dynamic reporting process.

Key responsibilities and tasks:
• Provide strategic direction in the application of project controls across the programme, in the areas of schedule, cost, risk, change, document control and reporting.
• Provide leadership of and line management to the Project Controls team
• Oversight and management of monthly Cost Reporting, Costing Change, Quarterly Re-forecasts, Setting Annual Budgets, and Ad Hoc Cost Reporting as and when required.
• Support and contribute to the clients Alliance initiatives for the benefit of the Client and other alliance partners
• Manage and maintain budget and forecast costs and schedules for the Programme regularly reporting project status to the Client, and escalating issues and problems to the Programme Management Leadership team, as appropriate
• Develop and deliver regular and ad hoc reports and analysis, reporting programme status and issues as required
• Develop and maintain good working relationships with project delivery managers and area project controls teams in order to better understand emerging issues and support the area delivery teams in resolution of these issues.
• Identification & implementation of improvements to processes, procedures & systems to increase efficiency & effectiveness.
• Maintain awareness of client policies, processes and standards, to ensure compliance.
• Comply with Health, Safety, Security and Environment policies and standards to maintain a safe workplace.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Candidates will be degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Construction Cost Engineering, Construction Economics or a related field.
MAPM, MCIPS, ACostE or MRICS registration.

Skills and Experience:
• Intermediate/Advanced in MS Office Suite and Primavera P6
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in programme controls systems such as those listed below
• High level of capability in data manipulation tools such as Microsoft Excel
• Technical and practical application of estimating, pricing and costing
• To manage the production of construction schedules and possess the knowledge of calculating physical percentage complete and calculating Earned Value
• Solid experience as a manager with a good knowledge of project controls, broad knowledge of cost, risk, change, schedule and estimating and specific knowledge in the area of earned value management
• Substantial experience of and proven ability to work in a high-pace environment
• Ability to interact with people at all levels
• Strong ability to engage and motivate people and teams.
• Strong experience on major civil projects and ideally experience on major rail/water/power projects.

Characteristics and attributes:
• Collaborative and able to interface / coordinate between internal and external teams/organisations.
• Passion for delivery of major infrastructure programmes.
• Able to quickly establish credibility with stakeholders and to maintain it.
• Able to plan and organise work with many simultaneous activities which need to meet strict deadlines.
• Competent in quickly and accurately analysing information, and presenting this objectively and succinctly to senior management.
• Able to make decisions and advocate these to senior management.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Resilient and high ethical standards, and able to operate effectively through significant challenges in a client office.
Rewards and Benefits:

Atkins 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