Project Controller & Senior Project Controller

South Wales
06 Apr 2017
04 May 2017
William James
Clearance Level
Job Type
Project Controller & Senior Project Controller
South Wales

A Project Controller is a wide ranging role that interfaces with a number of key project stakeholders across the business, but primarily with Project Managers or Cost Account Managers.
*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.

A Project Controller:
*Would typically have 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 low to medium complexity.
*Has a basic 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 good verbal and written communication skills, good negotiation skills, and demonstrates good logical thinking skills.
*Supports and contributes to improvement initiatives.
*When facing something new or unusual, may have to refer to procedures, manuals or other team members for guidance.

* 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).
* 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 and Schedule Uncertainty Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects.
* Review ETCs, EACs and other inputs with budget holders and submit updated forecasts to financial system.
* Track all expenditure on assigned projects.
* Ensure that each work package within a project schedule is associated with the relevant earned value technique.
* Generate Earned Value reports at the required frequency and review & address identified variances with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant.
Resource Management
* Provide resource profile output from schedules into the resource management system used by the business.
Risk Management
* Create and maintain risk registers.
* Provide risk and related data in agreed formats for reporting purposes.
* Generate schedule, risk, cost, resource, Earned Value and related metrics in agreed formats for capture & reporting.
Change Management
* Ensure that a performance measurement baseline is produced for each assigned project.
* Ensure that changes to the project's performance measurement baseline are controlled and formally approved by the project manager prior to implementing.
* Good working knowledge of project lifecycles, phases and governance.
Bid Support
* Support bids by providing schedules, resource demand and costing/estimates for the bid opportunity and the activities related to bid execution in line with the Project Capture Process (PCP).

Technical Skills
* Essential: Can create, maintain and report project schedules using Microsoft Project, and use EVM 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)).

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