Senior Project Controls Engineer

Posted: 18/01/21
Recruiter:LLWR Ltd
Reference:VN 38 20
Disciplines: Project Control / Management
Salary:£47,396 - £56,493
Location:Drigg, Cumbria

To work as part of an integrated project team providing a full project controls service including cost management, planning, risk management and baseline support and advice. Independently and robustly manage, measure and report performance of a significant, dynamic and rapidly changing programme of work within the bounds of the LLWR project controls framework and with a level of professional input in the execution of the role.


  • To be aware of and abide by the company’s Standards and Expectations
  • Independently and robustly monitor expenditure.
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Work collaboratively with the project team and supply chain to accurately monitor, control and forecast work delivery and associated costs
  • Develop, build, maintain and progress detailed working level schedules and client level schedules
  • Prepare earned value reports in a timely manner, and support the project team in cost and earned value forecasting
  • Analyse earned value performance data to identify, explain and propose ways to address variances
  • Be actively involved and lead where appropriate the preparation and presentation of trending data and the production of baseline change controls and detailed volume documentation
  • Provide a governance role within the project controls framework by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of project control policies and procedures, and actively promote adherence to them throughout the business
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Coach and mentor team members to support in their development and upskilling
  • Contribute to on-going project controls systems development
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Controls Manager
  • To be aware of the environmental responsibilities of this role

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Has gained significant experience in project controls disciplines (Nuclear preferable but not essential) and be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and share best practice
  • Conveys strong communication and interaction skills, externally and internally and has the ability to influence key stakeholders and lead on all project controls activities on the assigned programmes of work
  • Demonstrable experience of cost control and forecasting within a project controls environment
  • Demonstrable experience of schedule development, update and maintenance
  • Experience of using Cost Management Software e.g. SAP, Business World
  • Experience in the assessment of Contractor Applications for Payment and working collaboratively with the supply chain
  • Experience of using Primavera P6
  • Spreadsheet manipulation skills and Excel work
  • Consistent performance under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good relationship building skills and ability to manage relationships with key clients or stakeholders across the organisation
  • Pays close attention to detail with a meticulous and methodical approach
  • Flexible approach to work, willing to play a full role in ensuring the success of the team
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Can demonstrate being an excellent team player
Closing Date:11th Feb 2021

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