Senior Project Controller

Ref No. EMP420735
Location Pontypool, Wales
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Closed
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My client, a leading UK Defence organisation has a new requirement for a Senior Project Controller to support on a contractor basis. Due to the nature of the work candidates will need to be eligible to obtain UK SC Clearance.


Senior Project Controller / Planner, Microsoft Tools

The Job

Senior Project Controller is a wide ranging role that interfaces with a number of key project stakeholders across the business, but primarily with Project Managers, Control Account Managers and Project Managers. The principle purpose of the role is to:

  • 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


    • 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, Schedule Uncertainty Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis and Critical Path Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects
    • Identify vertical and horizontal dependencies and deliverables so that cross-schedule links can be made and maintained.
    • 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
    • Carry out Cost Risk Analysis on schedules as required within assigned projects.
    • Ensure that each work package within a project schedule is associated with the relevant earned value technique.
    • Update each work package within a project schedule at the required frequency to log project performance as reported by assigned Project Manager(s).
    • Generate Earned Value reports at the required frequency and review & address identified variances with assigned Project Manager(s) and Project Accountant
    • 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.
    • Provide resource profile output from schedules into the resource management system used by the business.


    • Create, maintain and report project schedules using Microsoft Project,and use EVM to effectively manage and report progress on a project.
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word,Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
    • Create, maintain and report risks using a risk management tool (such as Active Risk Manager (ARM)), and carry out Schedule Risk Analysis using risk management tool & Microsoft Project
    • 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 medium to high complexity.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Familiar with the principles behind Project Controller competencies and can apply them in situations without needing supervision or guidance.

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