Project Controls Manager


Job Description

Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an experienced project controls manager to be engaged on a permanent basis in Cumbria. 
• Minimum of a degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying or other related field
• Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status
• Demonstrable experience in delivering a PCM Scheduling similar role
• Substantial proven relevant experience in a Project Controls environment in a Lead role within a Cost or Scheduling team on a major construction project
• Experience of all Disciplines of Project Controls
• Substantial proven leadership experience
• Experience of working in a large integrated team over the full lifecycle of a project
• Extensive experience in ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility in a regulated environment
• Experience in the use of industry-standard software, such as, Primavera P6, EcoSys and ARM
• Proven experience in the following:
o People manager with team leader capability
o Excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills, at all working and management levels
• Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, analyse and present complex data from each Discipline
• In-depth knowledge of processes for Programme and Project management in a major infrastructure environment
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the other Disciplines of Project Controls, including management techniques
• Skill in presenting complex information to senior executives and shareholders
• Ability to create concise narrative to support project reporting
• Ability to build relationships with Project stakeholders, and to act on behalf of the Project Controls Team as their representative
• Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement, manufacture and construction methods and techniques in a UK context
• Knowledge of current construction industry best practices and technical developments
• Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC
• Detailed understanding of earned value analysis
• Detailed understanding of cost and schedule risk analysis techniques
• Knowledge of risk and opportunity management methodologies, and how they are applied in the strategic and operational management of a major infrastructure project
• High level of analytical and numerical skills
• Good attention to detail
• Proficient user of MS Office.
• Fluent English – written & verbal.
• Experience in the use of an earned value management tool such as EcoSys
• Experience of developing estimates and budgets for major infrastructure programmes
• Understanding of European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) design and experience in EPR operations.
• Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
Technical Competencies:
The job-holder will be expected to have a working level of knowledge of, and to use, the following (or similar equivalent) software tools:
• EcoSys (Cost, Changes, Earned Value Management)
• Primavera P6 (Scheduling)
• ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends) and risk modelling software
• Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI)
• Teamcenter (Document Control)
The Project Controls team currently (or plan to) operate or interface with the following key systems and a working knowledge of these systems would be an advantage:
• ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends)
• Primavera P6 (Scheduling)
• Synchro (Schedule 4D modelling)
• Power BI (Business Intelligence Analytics);
• Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
• SAP (Financial)
• CEMAR (Supply Chain)
• Teamcenter (Document Control)