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Project Control Manager

Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Wood Process & Energy is recruiting for a Project Controls Manager based in either our Stockton or Glasgow office with visits required to a key client site.
You will be leading the cost; planning, scheduling and risk assessment support to Project and clients. Oversees the set up and running of all required project controls systems, tools and interfaces to allow successful management and reporting of the project costs, schedule and risks on the project. 
Primary focal point for the Project Manager, Client or Project Team for all matters relating to project costs, schedules and risk; and resources requirements. Develops and implements the project control execution plan for projects of moderate size and complexity.
What we can offer

Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across emerging energy sectors
Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
Global connections: join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession


Act as the focal point with the client and any contractor Project Controllers as appropriate to ensure costs and progress are reported accurately, ensure alignment with the project reporting requirements and ensure timely and accurate cost and progress reporting 
Monitor overall project / assignment progress status, achievement and non-achievement of major milestones and analyse and forecast performance in relation to plan 
Identification, monitoring and reporting against the project critical path providing early warning to the Project Manager of any potential slippages 
Identifies and establishes the communications interfaces essential for the delivery of cost, planning, scheduling and risk deliverables and services 
Report project status and KPI to management 
Develops the project Work Breakdown Structure
Manage the implementation of the cost and planning control structures in alignment with the project Work Breakdown Structure
Manage and oversee the project work approval process in terms of accurate cost code allocation and initial budget set-up and approvals 
Timely control and forecasting of budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the budget and schedules if applicable 
Accountable for accuracy and timeliness of S-curves and histograms produced by team 
Accountable for delivery and ongoing maintenance of the projects fully resourced, logic linked Gantt Charts within preferred planning software to the agreed project and programme requirements 
Accountable for providing analysis of current and future resource needs for the project and programme to the Project Manager 
Manages and oversees the recovery process following identified slippages or significant float erosion Responsible for timely and accurate development and issuing of project change orders / variations in accordance with contract / assignment change notifications 
Promote the project change management system and facilitate assurance activities to ensure the process is adhered to 
Serve as Chair for ongoing internal team and client team Project Controls meetings (Cost, Schedule and Progress). 
Oversee the preparation of proposal schedules and CTR packs 
Lead cost and schedule risk analysis workshops / sessions both internally and with clients 
Ensure risk is managed and monitored at project level in line with local standards and processes 
Ensure Project Controls processes and procedures are accurate, that the project controls team are familiar with them and comply with their requirements 
Responsible for ensuring that projects are managed effectively to ensure delivery in a manner which meets quality, time and budget specifications 
Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of all cost, planning and risk deliverables prior to issue to internal or external customer 
Responsible for ensuring all project specific control tools and systems are set up and functioning adequately 
Responsible for ensuring project control staff are competent to carry out assigned work 
Reviews contractual obligations and ensures that cost control activities are performed in accordance with the contractual agreements and the Client’s requirements
Ensuring that lessons learned are captured and implemented in support of continuous improvement


Degree or HNC / HND preferred in an engineering discipline although relevant experience or related qualification will also be considered
Extensive relevant industry experience in project control positions, including significant experience supervising others  
Significant experience and capability in management of contracts, budgeting, controlling costs, planning, scheduling and management of change
Knowledgeable across engineering, procurement and constructions execution
Understands the use and applications of Project Controls department tools and systems
Possess keen business insight: embraces Wood’s strategic purpose and goals and translates these into practical concepts relevant to project execution
Builds knowledge networks: creates and maintains a global network of subject matter experts inside and outside their team and Wood
Ability to think analytically, conceptually and adaptively, and make sense of new information across multiple levels of detail
Able to address substantive conflicts and facilitate timely resolution: builds collaborative relationships, engages others, fosters teamwork, aligns differences
Good mentoring skills: teaches, coaches, and mentors to help assure individual and team success as well as develop the next generation
Able to foster development of a common vision and collaboration among team members and teams across geographical and cultural boundaries, promotes open expression of ideas, encourages and empowers others to achieve

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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