7327- Senior Project Controller

Grafters Recruitment Consultants Ltd
31 Oct 2018
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of Position

Senior Project Controller is a wide ranging role that interfaces with a number of key project stakeholders across the business, but primarily with Project Managers, Control Account Managers and Project Managers.

The principle purpose of the role is to:

* Support assigned Project Manager(s) to promote good planning practice and ensure scope, schedule & budget adherence

* Monitor, report & flag concerns, exceptions and issues through recognised escalation routes, along with proposed solutions


Scope Management

* Work with assigned Project Manager(s) to scope project requirements into a coherent WBS, OBS and RAM.

* Ensure that scope changes are reflected in the WBS, OBS, RAM and project schedule.

* Analyse the impact of scope changes, making recommendations to assigned Project Manager(s).

Schedule Management

* Produce resourced & time phased schedules with critical paths to help ensure that all tasks are complete and milestones are achieved on target and within budget.

* Maintain a project baseline schedule and track changes to the baseline as the project progresses.

* Ensure that schedules are produced to a detail in accordance with the project time frame, employing rolling wave planning where appropriate.

* Regularly collect task status and update the schedule, analyse any variation or forecasted variation to plan.

* Carry out Schedule Quality Analysis, Schedule Uncertainty Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis and Critical Path Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects.

* Identify vertical and horizontal dependencies and deliverables so that cross-schedule links can be made and maintained.

Finance Management

* Review ETCs, EACs and other inputs with budget holders and submit updated forecasts to financial system. Agree identified variances and progress solutions with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant.

* Track all expenditure on assigned projects, analyse spending trends and estimate final costs, reporting any deviation from baseline.

Resource Management

* Ensure resource demand and supply (headcount) data in plans accurately reflects requirements. Challenge demands with assigned Project Manager(s) and other key stakeholders where necessary.

* Provide resource profile output from schedules into the resource management system used by the business.

Risk Management

* Create and maintain risk registers. Organise and facilitate regular risk reviews with risk owners and track mitigation actions. Include mitigation actions in plans and schedules as part of performance measurement baselines.

* Provide risk and related data in agreed formats for reporting purposes

* Escalate, as necessary, extraordinary risk & issue impacts to project constraints that could adversely affect project success.

* Maintain high level Risk Network schedules for use in Schedule Risk Analysis.

Technical Skills

* Essential: Can create and maintain project schedules using Microsoft Project,use them to effectively manage and report progress on a project.

* Essential: Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word,Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

* Essential: Can create, maintain and report risks using a risk management tool (such as Active Risk Manager (ARM)), and carry out Schedule Risk Analysis using risk management tool & Microsoft Project.


A Senior Project Controller:

* Would typically have at least 5 years’ experience working in a controlled project environment and would be expected to assume the behaviours and responsibilities summarised below while supporting a portfolio of projects of medium to high complexity.

* Has a solid understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to provide quality support to assigned projects.

* Is flexible with a service delivery mind-set, providing ad-hoc support and undertaking additional activities as required (within an agreed level of support budget) to provide a quality service to assigned projects.

* Is required to produce high quality work on time and is recognised as contributing to the success of assigned projects, demonstrating their expertise to project team members.

* Is professional in appearance and demeanour, has very good verbal and written communication skills, very good negotiation skills, and demonstrates very good logical thinking skills.

* Supports and contributes to improvement initiatives.

* Is familiar with the principles behind Project Controller competencies and can apply them in situations without needing supervision or guidance.

- Typically requires degree level education, and a wide range of relevant experience, or equivalent.

We endeavour to reply to all applications, however, if you haven`t heard from us within 7 days, you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by Grafters Recruitment Consultants / Grafters Accountancy Personnel

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