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Project Controls Manager

Ref MAX8494 Job Posted 30/05/2018 Region Canada Location Toronto, Canada Salary Neg Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Steve Thomas

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Project Controls Manager (PCM) will be responsible for identifying the contractual requirements and minimum standards for conducting project controls activities on all projects during the RFP process. This includes implementing the Company’s Project Controls manual.

Project Details

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Project Controls Manager (PCM) will be responsible for identifying the contractual requirements and minimum standards for conducting project controls activities on all projects during the RFP process. This includes implementing the Company’s Project Controls manual (the “Whitebook”) and supporting the sites’ staffing needs through proactive recruitment, selection, testing, assessment, skill training and evaluation of new and existing projects controls staff. The PCM will be responsible for designing and optimizing project controls plans for each project, addressing project controls responsibilities, methodology, systems and reporting requirements (internal and external)

Responsibilities and Duties

Key Responsibilities  
•General Planning and Coordination
•Participates in project team alignment activities, including the RFP Kickoff Meeting, Transition Plans, and any relevant progress meetings.
•Understands the scope, cost, schedule and terms & conditions of the Project Agreement.
•Prepares a Project Controls Plan which addresses project controls responsibilities and organization, methodology, systems required, and reporting requirements
•Establishes a cost and progress measurement system to actively manage costs incurred and forecasts against budget and schedule performance,
•Establish a site based project controls organization during handover, which is capable of effectively managing the functional requirements

Planning/Scheduling
•Development of, review, approval, and reporting, of schedule benchmarking,
•Ensure that all project work is effectively planned and scheduled

Estimating
•Provide project staff details on the contract pricing methodology, assumptions and clarifications,
•Maintain estimate documentation including support backup for future proposal development purposes

Cost and Progress Reporting
•Establish the requirements for analyzing and forecasting project cost against the approved budgets and the minimum requirements for cost and progress reporting.
•Provide reliable forecasts of project costs as a basis for coordinating and managing project activities
•Ensure that project budgets, costs and forecasts are communicated, agreed and approved by appropriate client, company and project staff.
•Coordinates information with the Financial Analyst who is responsible to prepare and distribute Monthly Project Status Reports.

Change Management
•Establish the requirements for specific change management procedures tailored to the size and complexity of the project.
•Change log identifying all change notice activity by change notice identification number, description, cause/category, and cost and schedule impact (individual and cumulative)
•Process to review change notice log during monthly Project Status Report and address status of unapproved changes.

Desired Skills and Experience

Demonstrable previous experience in the above areas on major projects

•10 - 15 years or equivalent construction Industry experience in Project Control activities including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (ideally as it applies to construction contractors)
•Extensive experience in building and implementing controls and reporting systems and providing financial reports for decision making purposes
•Demonstrable financial and analytical skills; with experience in commercial analysis.
•Effective written and verbal communication skills
•Experience in a multi-division/multi-entity organization is an asset, ideally from construction
•Knowledge of the following: costing system experience; consolidation; insurance/risk management; audit
•Confident, personable, professional presence; able to deal with all levels of the organization
•Enthusiastic, self motivated, eager to learn and takes initiative to get involved
•A problem solver with sound judgment who accepts ownership and accountability
•Team player who deals tactfully with customers, suppliers and staff

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

Relevant professional qualifications desired
An undergraduate degree, preferably in Business, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This major construction contracting organisation in Canada engages in a full range of services, including design and construction, financing, operating, procurement, and project management. Their civil engineering division specializes in heavy civil construction, transportation infrastructure and services and social infrastructure (water/wastewater treatment facilities and buildings). A full profile of this exciting employer will be given to applicants shortlisted for interview

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