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Project Controls Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/09/2013
  • Time left:
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    (16/09/13)
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The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
Under the authority of the Project General Manager, the Project Controls Manager will provide a leadership role to ensure fulfilment of Client’s overall cost and schedule delivery targets and objectives. The incumbent will also provide leadership of the Planning, Scheduling, Cost Control, Management of Change, Estimating, and Risk Management teams operating in St. John’s and on all Work Sites.
The incumbent will have a level of authority required for day-to-day decision-making, including financial approval authority as delegated by the Project General Manager
In fulfilling this mandate, the incumbent is expected to liaise extensively with the site Project Control Managers, the execution teams and functional managers to ensure their full awareness of Project Control processes and requirements.

The duties and job functions of the Project Controls Manager shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Establish an effective Project Controls organization that is able to effectively support the delivery of the project.
• Proactive support of a safety culture where “Nobody Gets Hurt.”
• Proactively identifying and working to resolve any issues that may jeopardize project's cost and schedule targets.
• Overseeing the activities of the Project Controls teams in St. John’s and on all Work Sites to ensure the teams are fulfilling their obligations.
• Ensuring Project Controls procedures are developed and in place at each Work Site. Ensure Project Controls staff understand and implement these procedures at each Work Site.
• Establishing effective communication lines so as to maintain overall alignment on Cost and Planning control practices, procedures and reporting requirements.
• Providing strategic advice in the control of existing contracts and development of new contracting plans for all project site works.
• Champion the implementation of the Change Management process by leading management reviews and ensuring implementation at every project Work Site.
• Provide executive level participation, as required, with contractors and suppliers, to address issues of importance and solve pending problems
• Liaising with Project, Area and Area Construction Managers to ensure proper Project Controls organizations are in place and that cost and schedule controls have been implemented.
• Serving on the Project Management Team.
• Provide leadership of direct reports covering Planning, Scheduling, Cost Control, Estimating and Change Management and ensure the organizations for these groups are sufficiently staffed and are operating within terms of approved procedures and guidelines
• See that the Project General Manager is kept fully informed on the status of the Project Cost and Schedule baselines.
• Development, maintenance and status reporting of the overall Project schedule, budget and cost forecast.
• Monitors implementation of all Project Control processes and procedures to ensure reporting integrity
• Monitoring and supporting each Project Work Site’s adherence to control processes;
• Establishing, maintaining and reporting on the status of the Project cost and schedule baselines including the preparation of monthly reports and special progress reports;
• Maintaining the Project Project Execution Plan, Project Controls Management Plan, Project Controls Procedures, Contract Coordination Procedures and other important documents.
• Implementing and maintaining the project management information system
• Recruiting Project Control resources for various Work Site teams and providing them with functional direction and support for Planning, Scheduling, Cost Control, Estimating and Change Management activities;
• Facilitating the release of work by ensuring that authorizations are in place;
• Developing and maintaining an overall Project co-ordination and control schedule and cost forecast and report regularly on their status relative to the Project Cost/Schedule baselines.
• Prepare PMT manpower and cost forecasts
• Ensure the review and approval of contractor’s project control procedures and compliance with the Contract Coordination Procedures. Ensure that all approved Contractor procedures are implemented and verified on a regular basis.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Extensive background (20+ years) on large engineering and construction projects with a focus on heavy civil / concrete works.
• Minimum of ten (10) years in Project Controls Manager positions on large construction projects. Site experience an asset.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in developing and leading diverse work teams.
• Commercially astute individual with a strong background in cost/schedule analysis. Claims management an asset.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English);
• Experience with large national and international construction contractors.
• Experience with multiple forms of contracting including EPC, and compensation terms including unit rate, lump sum and reimbursable.
• Strong background in the application of Project Management Systems.
• Adaptability to perform in different work environments
• Ability to train/mentor personnel in the appli
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