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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Project Controls Manager


Job Description:

Are you a Project Controls Manager looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you want a role working on once-in-a-lifetime projects? If so, we currently have a number of exciting opportunities here at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA). From the very outset, these challenging positions offer the potential to shape and define the project delivery of some of the biggest defence programmes in the UK today!

As a Project Controls Manager, you will work hand-in-hand with our Project Management teams, driving delivery, ensuring the right structure, information and analysis is provided at the right time and also ensuring decisions are informed and projects are successfully delivered. You will be empowered to drive accountability and will be responsible for estimating, risk management, cost control, planning, scheduling through to performance reporting and management.

Project Controls are crucial to the successful delivery of our work and we are keen to support your professional development within this sector. The dynamic roles could allow you to work on a diverse and exciting range of projects spanning across air, sea, land, cyber and space and also involve you helping to ensure the launch of our latest submarines and satellites through to buying essential safety and training equipment!

Due to security requirements, some of these posts will be open to Sole UK Nationals.


As a Project Controls Manager, your main responsibilities will be:

* Key input in all stages of the project from initiation and planning, monitoring through to implementation and completion, ensuring the application of project controls processes are applied
* Day to day project controls activities: identifying, analysing and reporting on scheduling, Earned Value Management, risk and cost management data
* Management of schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification and recovery plan development activities
* Forecast resource for both DE&S/SDA staffing and industry costs to support business planning
* Risk analysis and management and providing the analysis to support business cases and delivery
* Oversee relevant project data to identify problems and propose effective solutions or changes
* Analyse supplier performance information and manage change to the performance measurement baseline

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
* Have experience managing at least one element of Project Delivery (e.g. risk management, estimating, planning & scheduling, cost control)
* Previous experience within a Project Control Manager position OR relevant experience within a project environment

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
* Controlling a project - Practitioner
* Stakeholder Management - Practitioner
* Communicating and influencing
* Delivering at pace

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce. We promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment and a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

About your team

The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

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  • Industry Sector Other

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