• Project Controls Manager

    Job ID
    Project Controls
  • About Costain and your project.

    We're looking for skilled, expert and motivated people who'll help us meet national needs in Defence, Transportation, Energy and Water. Our future success depends on having the very best team of people who will help us to meet our clients’ complex challenges by providing our solutions faster, with more innovation and at less cost. We need excellent Project Control Managers for high profile consultancy opportunities in our Defence business.

    What will I be doing?

    Project Control Managers (PCMs) enable more effective decision-making by delivering a comprehensive reporting/management information service to clients. PCMs analyse the business challenge and set up the processes, organisation, tools and technology to provide project control. They apply rigour to the capture, scrutiny and analysis of the data produced, providing hard objective evidence to drive the right decisions for the good of the project. PCMs apply effective planning techniques and controls (earned value analysis, cost and schedule variance, estimates at completion, critical path analysis). Increasingly, PCMs need also to focus on value and benefits management.


    The role is high profile and both inward and outward facing; undertaking complex planning activity whilst assisting the up-skilling of Assistant Project Managers and Project Managers through proactive knowledge transfer in the Defence Sector.


    The PCM thoroughly understands, customising to ensure “fit for purpose”, improving and training the Planning & Project Controls team on the use of the processes prescribed by Costain (e.g. The Costain Way, PC software, Baseline Schedule development and management, Performance Status and Reporting, Baseline Change Control, Risk Management, Earned Value Management, Programme Controls Management System (PCMS) processes, guidance and tools, etc.) 

    • Support the deployment of Project Controls Processes across the breadth of the company’s portfolio
    • Champion the development of Project Controls within the business and to ensure the application of Project Controls processes are consistently applied.
    • Administer governance to ensure robust cost and schedule performance for the agreed Scope of Work across programmes is managed on site
    • Support the deployment of Project Controls and associated training both within Rhead Group and the project

    About you



    • In accordance with our certification to the standards ISO 18001, ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 each employee will comply with and contribute to the effective implementation of the current Rhead Group Ltd:- Health and Safety Policy, Quality Policy and Environmental Policy
    • Define Project Controls and Earned Value Management policies, procedures and the standards required to deliver projects.
    • Support project handover meetings engaging the Bid team, Project Manager and QS.
    • Work closely with the Project Manager and Project QS to maximise the potential of each project, attend site meetings when necessary to discuss progress and update the project plan together with reporting back on any knock-on effects to the business unit.
    • Represent the business at client meetings.
    • Work with the Planning Manager to ensure that the Project Controls function interfaces effectively with the other departments
    • Support programme integration, governance, formats, plan optimisation, and Project Controls best practices.
    • Gather benchmarking information to aid the Value For Money (VFM) assessment on each project.
    • In conjunction with the Risk Management and Project Manager, input into the risk, issue and opportunity register for assigned projects.
    • Keep abreast of current and new Project Control techniques, technologies and initiatives which may have a benefit for the business.
    • Maintain ongoing development and delivery of a co-ordinated change agenda for business improvement.
    • Monitor and control programme compliance in respect of our contractual obligations.
    • Undertake additional tasks / responsibilities as directed by Line Manager.
    • In conjunction with other members of the team, take responsibility for meeting agreed business and project targets, controls costs in achieving to achieve targets, managing risks effectively and delivering all agreed outputs, within the agreed economics and safety regulatory frameworks.
    • Contributing to the identification and formulation of strategic objectives. 








    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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