Project Controller

Rullion Engineering Altrincham
£30.95 - £38.10/hour
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a large Utilities client based in the North West for a Project Controller.

Job Purpose
Project Controls is part of the Programme Services Team within Capital Delivery. Project Controls comprises of four teams assigned to Delivery Units, supported by a Central Programme Services team.
The client manages its Projects within CPMS (Capital Programme Management System). All projects are created in SAP Project system (PS) and simple low complexity project are managed in SAP PS. More complex projects are managed in Primavera P3 with information transferred to and from SAP PS using SAP EPC. Actual costs and accruals are recorded in SAP and manually updated in PIMS. Key data is automatically transferred each evening to a Business Objects database from which all management information is sourced.
To support Capital Programme Managers and Project teams by ensuring focus on delivery of a portfolio of projects on time, within budget and meeting their business objectives:

* Developing and maintaining project schedules
* Controlling project costs by ensuring cost are accurately forecast, are booked to the correct codes. Forecast Resource use and requirements
* Working with projects teams to forecast resource demand.
* Ensuring accurate accruals are made
* Managing and recording change.
* Managing and recording Risk
* Maintaining appropriate project baselines
* Ensuring that project outputs are captured, reported and remain accurate
* Preparing summary reports to highlight project issues, risks and forthcoming milestones and actions, and prompting intervention as necessary.
* Supporting the Project manager and Project Team to ensure projects are delivered on time, to budget and meet the project objectives.
* Challenging and advising project managers and project teams on corrective actions.
* Supporting the Lead Project Control Engineer and Area Project Controls Manager in ensuring overall control of the programme.
* Support programme delivery achieved by undertaking estimate handover, cost engineering, planning, risk facilitation, change management and generation of management information.
* Delivering a baseline position, reflecting the company business plan and any approved change.

Knowledge and Skills

* Demonstrate ability to influence decision makers and build effective relationships.
* Understand the principles and need for self-development, supporting the Lead Project Control Engineer in the undertaking of performance management duties.

* Must be able to demonstrate management of stakeholders, flexibility and adaptability to respond rapidly to unexpected events, having the ability to develop creative solutions to problems and implement within team.
* Must be able to demonstrate own time management and workload interface planning.

A good understanding of the activities and timescales required to effectively deliver a project.
Desirable Criteria
* It is expected that the post holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or have relevant time served experience in a similar Project Control role.
* Strong IT skills, particularly Excel, Primavera P6 & SAP

Additional Information

* Problems Faced - Main problems faced that are associated with the role
* Planning and Organising - How much and what type of planning / organising is required
* Decision Making, Authority and Control - Internal and External
* Ensure involvement and contribution of the whole project team
* Managing complex information requirements from the Delivery Teams, to allow effective management of the Capital Programme.
* Contribution to business success made through development, implementation, and management of new business processes and systems whilst maintaining the team outputs to customers.
* Working with and influencing the Programme Office team, business managers, and others to ensure successful implementation of ideas and best practice.
* Meeting demanding Company Business Plan targets.
* Effective management of self-regarding cyclical workload with heavy periods at and around financial month end