Project Controller & Senior Project Controller

Location
South Wales
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
06 Apr 2017
Closes
04 May 2017
Ref
1142357
Contact
William James
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent
Project Controller & Senior Project Controller
Permanent
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.

Responsibilities
* 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.
Governance
* 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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