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Project Controls Manager

Job Title: Project Controls Manager
Location: Cumbria / Hybrid
Type: Contract / Permanent

Role Information: The Project Controls Manager will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to the project controls team across a range of disciplines, upskilling project controls team members and delivering improvements to the department.


  • Provide support and advice across the department as required including across the range of disciplines cost management, risk, planning and baseline management.
  • Deliver identified improvements within Project Controls and ensure these are considered in the context of the wider organisation.
  • Assist in the management and delivery of life time plan updates to ensure timely delivery at the highest quality.
  • Lead the implementation of best practice throughout the project controls activities and share LFE across the team.
  • Provide expert advice and dedicated one to one support to team members to achieve departmental objectives and upskill existing team members.
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the programme and project controls procedures.
  • Undertake appropriate assurance activities, including routine audits and quality checks to ensure compliance with company processes and procedures.
  • Use technical expertise and knowledge to undertake SME reviews and provide advice and guidance to the Sanction Board, Programme Boards and Trend and Change Control Panel on gate reviews, sanction submissions and baseline management.
  • Routinely provide technical expertise, knowledge, guidance and training during key changes i.e when baseline change proposals are required. This will include being involved with agreeing programme and project architecture and DV Pack production.
  • Foster good staff relations and high motivation for delivering the work of the project controls department.
  • Line management of a team of up to 10 may be required.

Essential Skills:

  • Substantive experience of working within a project controls or project discipline in addition to experience of working across different business areas and units.
  • Accredited to an appropriate professional body.
  • Appropriate programme / project management qualification.
  • A proven track record in programme / project controls management.
  • Wide knowledge of procedures and methods across a range of business disciplines, including project controls with a sound understanding of a number of underlying principles.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and present in a professional, articulate manner.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven track record in embedding and delivering change initiatives.
  • Line management experience.

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