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Project Control Lead

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Project Control Lead (PCL) is responsible for ensuring the planning, estimating, monitoring and control of a specified project, work portfolio or programme is carried out professionally and in compliance with all requirements.
* Accountable to the Project Controls Group Head and is a member of the CTO Programme Office.
* Responsible for supervising the work of a number of Planning Engineers and Cost Engineers and
maintaining an overview of all work within the designated portfolio.
* Responsibilities will also include advising, guiding and directing the control and reporting aspects of the
designated portfolio of work to ensure compliance with the requirements of the CTO Programme Office
procedures and thus maximise the probability of a successful project outcome.
* Responsibility may include overseeing the wider Planning or Cost function.
* This may be a site or centre based role.

Key Responsibilities
* Ensure full compliance with the Investment Delivery Process (IDP) requirements.
* Lead a Project Control Team consisting of Planning Engineers and Cost Engineers to ensure consistency, coherence and adherence to planning and control standards across the portfolio.
* Oversee the production and control of baselined, fully logic linked, cost and resource loaded plans, with
appropriate milestones, for all work within the portfolio utilising approved work breakdown structures and
* Support the estimating process to ensure a control estimate is in place for cost monitoring purposes.
* Ensure appropriate levels of project monitoring and control techniques are applied to the portfolio
appropriate to the scale and scope of the work to enable the work to be managed effectively and efficiently.
* Carry out review/analysis of project controls on a monthly basis to facilitate the determination of physical
percentage complete and updating of plans, to an agreed timeframe, with the percentage complete values.
* Supporting Group Heads, Branch Managers, Project Portfolio Managers, Workpack Managers and Project Managers in the production of monthly reports, to an agreed reporting cycle, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis.
* Analysis of trends within the portfolio and provision of feedback on areas of risk and opportunities.
* Facilitate and maintain the Project change control and risk management processes.
* Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of Project Control processes and tools to meet the
ongoing requirements of the Energy Generation portfolio.
* Conduct forward resource planning and perform an active role in the recruitment process including interviews.
* When nominated by the Project Controls Group Head, takes the Lead role in overseeing the wider Planning or Cost Management function in terms of development, technical input and governance.
* Highlight shortfalls in Project Controls during normal operation and put in place action plans to remedy areas requiring attention.
* Continually develop the output of the Project Controls function to enhance the value delivered.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* HNC Minimum. Typically Degree qualified or equivalent preferred in an appropriate numerate discipline.
* Ability to analyse data to recognise emerging trends and suggest remedial action as appropriate.
* Understand the inter-relationship between time cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle.
* Working Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
* High level of analytical and numerate skills and well versed in the preparation of reports and information
using packages such as SAP, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Proficient in the application of Earned Value concepts and tools.
* Have a detailed understanding of planning methodologies and techniques and a good working knowledge of the latest Primavera Planning Software Tool.
* Have a detailed understanding of Cost Management methodologies and techniques and a good working
knowledge of proprietary systems and tools.
* Relevant experience within a Multi Discipline Engineering Project Management or Project Con

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* MACostE desirable.

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