Project Controls Manager

Employer
Faithful+Gould and Atkins Corporation
Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the transport, property and industry sectors. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

We are looking for a Project controls manager to support project teams working on pharmaceutical sites and in our client’s support offices. Our planning function supports project teams working at various high profile client sites giving our Project controls manager a diverse and exciting workload. By the very nature of the projects, you will be expected to deliver planning activities/functions on site for the Client and form part of a team approach to project delivery.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with an experienced background in the following sectors, whether in the nuclear, Petro-Chemical, oil and gas, defence or pharmaceutical.

In return, we will reward you and provide the necessary support to take your career to the next level.

The Project Controls Manager typically reports to the Project Manager and takes responsibility for the post award Contract Administration activities.

The Project Controls Manager is usually appointed during the Concept Select stage in readiness for the contracting and procurement strategy development and subsequent bidding and award activities.

The Project Controls Manager’s primary function is to monitor and appraise the performance of all the contractors on cost and schedule and to liaise with the Project Manager and contractors to ensure corrective actions are taken.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the contractor’s cost and schedule organisation.
  • Reviewing contractor estimates and schedules.
  • Appraise in detail the cost and progress reporting, analysis, and forecasting performance of the contractor.
  • With other team members ensure the appropriate corrective actions are taken by the contractor.
  • Reporting and analysing cost and schedule trends for items for which GSK are responsible.
  • Co-ordinating the project schedule implementation and control with activities for which GSK is responsible, including key Benefits Management of Business Change activities.
  • Preparation of cost and progress sections of the Project Managers Monthly reports.
  • Responding to cost and schedule related queries from the Project Manager or the Project Sponsor, including change control.
  • Reviewing contractors estimates for alternate design studies.
  • Reviewing contractor estimates for change control and maintaining a running record of their impact on the current cost outlook.
  • Managing and reporting on project change control.

Planning (P6 used) -

  • Oversight of planning team (2 personnel).
  • Input to interactive planning sessions to help develop logic within plan.
  • Interrogation of plan when required (sound logic, accurate resource, constraints etc.).
  • Review and analysis of contractor’s progress (including EVA to advise forecasts within schedule).
  • Review, input and analysis of planning reports (histograms, variance reports, S curves and attainment).
  • Highlighting any threats, risks or issues associated with achieving the plan.
  • Advising planners of change.
  • Facilitating design and construction planning/progress meetings.

Estimating -

  • Compiling estimates for the project at each stage of the life cycle including estimate used for project sanction along with estimate plans and basis.
  • Estimating value of change as the project progresses.
  • Estimate review(s) - reviewing contractor / supplier estimates for validity and to ensure robust cost forecasts.
  • Estimating of forecast costs to complete to aid cost reporting.
  • Estimating of workhours within work packages (design and construction) to ensure schedule is resource loaded.

Benchmarking -

  • Benchmarking of estimates (engineering, construction) etc. to ensure value and validity for overall estimate and cost forecasts.
  • Compilation of as built estimates to provide future benchmarking.

Cost Control/Management -

  • Compilation of monthly cost reports using financial data from SAP for commitments and expenditure and forecast to complete from estimating and earned value analysis where applicable.
  • Review and approval of contractor’s monthly application for payment (including remeasure).
  • Review and approval of contractor change (assessment of value and content).
  • Liaison with procurement to expedite commitment to be raised.
  • Advising project manager of any deviations from budget, trends or actions needed to refine costs.
  • Liaison with finance team around intercompany charges and journals.

Contract Administration (NEC3 and 4) -

  • Aiding administers contract administration system (Sypro).
  • Assessing contractors estimates, applications for payment and change.
  • Categorisation of contractor change to assess for trends and potential improvements.
  • General point of contact for contractors.

We are looking for a collaborative and sharp minded individual to:

  • Evaluate the contractor’s cost and schedule organisation.
  • Reviewing contractor estimates and schedules.
  • Appraise in detail the cost and progress reporting, analysis, and forecasting performance of the contractor.
  • With other team members ensure the appropriate corrective actions are taken by the contractor.
  • Reporting and analysing cost and schedule trends for items for which clients is responsible.
  • Co-ordinating the project schedule implementation and control with activities for which client is responsible, including key Benefits Management of Business Change activities.
  • Preparation of cost and progress sections of the Project Managers Monthly reports.
  • Responding to cost and schedule related queries from the Project Manager or the Project Sponsor, including change control.
  • Reviewing contractors estimates for alternate design studies.
  • Reviewing contractor estimates for change control and maintaining a running record of their impact on the current cost outlook.
  • Managing and reporting on project change control.

Why work for Faithful+Gould?

Join us and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas.

In 2020, we took away Silver and Gold in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards; and made finalist for the Young Surveyor of the Year. So, you'll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. And, at every career stage, you'll benefit from industry-leading programmes to help improve your skills and knowledge.

Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we're making a positive impact.

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Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading international consultancy with over 70 years of integrated project and programme management expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills and support to develop in ways that work for you. You'll be trusted to play a vital role in the organisation while making a tangible difference to the world and our future.

https://careers.snclavalin.com/faithful-gould

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Company

Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

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