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Senior Project Controller

Ref no. BHN552590
Location Hastings, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client, a large Defence contractor is looking for a Senior Project Controller to join them on a contract basis at their site in Hastings.

Key skills required for this role

Microsoft Projects, MSP, Scheduler, Planning, Project Controls, EVM


Microsoft Project

Job description

Our client, a large Defence contractor is looking for a Senior Project Controller to join them on a contract basis at their site in Hastings.

  • Due to the nature of the role, we are only able to consider sole British nationals and you must be eligible for SC Clearance.
  • Hybrid working - 2 days a week onsite in Hastings.
  • £430 p/d Ltd, OUTSIDE IR35.
  • 6 month initial contract.

This role is for a Project Control expert the role entails working with key Stakeholders and Project Manager(s) to promote good planning practice and ensure scope, schedule & budget adherence. To monitor, report & flag concerns, exceptions and issues through recognised escalation routes, along with proposed solutions.

Work Tasks Include:

  • 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.
  • Regularly collect task status and update the schedule, analyse any variation or forecasted variation to plan. Carry out Schedule Quality Analysis, Schedule Uncertainty Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis and Critical Path Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects.
  • Review ETCs, EACs and other inputs with budget holders and submit updated forecasts to financial system. Agree identified variances and progress solutions with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant.
  • Track all expenditure on assigned projects, analyse spending trends and estimate final costs, reporting any deviation from baseline.
  • Ensure resource demand and supply (headcount) data in plans accurately reflects requirements. Challenge demands with assigned Project Manager(s) and other key stakeholders where necessary.
  • Create and maintain risk registers. Organise and facilitate regular risk reviews with risk owners and track mitigation actions. Include mitigation actions in plans and schedules as part of performance measurement baselines.
  • 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
  • Able to contribute effectively to project governance activities by critically analysing project health in terms of project scope, schedule, risk and key project metrics.
  • 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 process

You will also have experience of the following:

  • Create and maintain project schedules using Microsoft Project, use them to effectively manage and report progress on a project.
  • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Can create, maintain and report risks using a risk management tool.
  • Experience working in a controlled project environment and would be expected to work with a portfolio of projects of medium to high complexity.

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