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Senior Project Controls Engineer

Job Title: Senior Project Controls Engineer
Location: Cumbria with hybrid working
Type: Contract or Permanent

Are you an experienced Project Controls Engineer looking for an opportunity to work on a significant and rapidly changing program of work? We are currently seeking a Senior Project Controls Engineer to join our dynamic team in Cumbria. This role offers the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements and the chance to make a meaningful impact.


  • Take the lead in independently developing, managing, and overseeing significant work programs, aligning with the established project controls framework. This involves meticulous volume production and adherence to the trending and change control process.
  • Deliver a robust planning and reporting service, encompassing the maintenance of integrated resource-loaded schedules, application of appropriate credit rules, and rigorous assessment of contractor progress submissions.
  • Conduct Earned Value Analysis to pinpoint critical areas and emerging trends, offering recommendations for recovery options, and contributing to clear and concise reporting.
  • Provide precise forecasts for expenditure and performance, both within the financial year and throughout the project’s lifecycle.
  • Manage planning and cost control databases for specific work areas, ensuring data validation and integrity across systems.
  • Oversee project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain.
  • Fulfil a governance role within the project controls framework by aiding in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promoting adherence throughout the organisation.
  • Offer mentorship and support to colleagues in their professional development, providing one-on-one training and assistance as needed.
  • Provide support for the application of risk processes, collaborating with Project Teams, the Risk Coordinator, and the Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops, and maintenance of risk registers.
  • Prepare and implement Change Controls.  
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of project controls systems.



  • Demonstrate a proven track record in managing programme/project controls effectively.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of procedures and methodologies relevant to the field, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of underlying principles.
  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, both externally and internally with the ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in producing and presenting information to high standards.
  • Capable of working under pressure, adapting to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality in handing sensitive information.
  • Display excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Possess advanced IT skills. 
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Security Clearance is desirable. 


Why Join us? 

  • Opportunity to work on significant programs of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Hybrid working arrangements providing flexibility and work life balance.
  • Competitive compensation package and opportunities for professional development.
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment where your contributions are valued and recognised.


How to Apply:

For more information about this exciting opportunity and to apply, please get in touch with us today by emailing your most up to date CV to charlotte.trafford@primauno.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how you can contribute to our teams success.