• Title
    Programme / Project Controls Manager
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Additional Work Location
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Programme / Project Controls Manager for either our London or Reading offices.


    The Programme / Project Controls Manager is accountable for the creation and maintenance of the processes and infrastructure required for effective planning, scheduling and control of the programme or projects.  This includes supporting the programme or project manager to develop the project scope, requirements and work breakdown structure and establishing appropriate techniques to monitor and control delivery to time, cost and quality parameters.  The role also involves a focus high quality delivery and promoting health and safety excellence.  This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of programmes or projects involving multidisciplinary teams and providing leadership to Programme / Project Controls specialists.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Documenting and maintaining the definition of the scope and requirements of projects
    • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
    • Establishing the processes, techniques and systems to plan, monitor and control delivery of programmes or projects
    • Defining the control structure through the WBS, OBS, RAM
    • Establishing the performance measurement baseline and protocols for measurement of progress for time and cost
    • Establishing and maintaining processes to identify and track risks including the impacts on cost (QCRA) and schedule (QSRA) and where appropriate applying risk modelling to assess programme or project performance confidence levels.
    • Custodian of programme/project controls systems including the management of documents and records.
    • Developing and producing performance progress reports to the programme/ project board

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Experience of preparing and maintaining definitions of the requirements of projects and/or programmes
    • Knowledge of approaches for the preparation and maintenance of schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
    • Developing and agreeing budgets for projects and/or programmes and managing actual and forecast costs against them
    • Identifying and monitoring project and/or programme and/or portfolio risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that might affect the project and/or programme and/or portfolio
    • Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and outputs
    • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, issues and quality)
    • Planning and controlling finances of programmes and/or portfolios as a means of driving performance and as part of the organisation’s overall financial management
    • Experience of preparing and maintaining an overall schedule for resource use, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and sequencing outcomes, to enable the efficient realisation of benefits
    • Establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, and updating configuration documents as required
    • Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of programmes (and/or the projects within them)
    • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice
    • Identifying and/or developing frameworks and methodologies for the comprehensive and consistent management of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios
    • The ability to gather independent assurance of the validity of project and/or programme and/or portfolios, and that the project and/or programme and/or portfolio is likely to achieve its aims
    • Recommending how financial and other resources should be allocated amongst projects, programmes and portfolios to optimise the organisation’s return on investment (for portfolio management offices only)
    • Proven track record in the successful delivery of programme or project controls for infrastructure projects from initiation to completion.
    • Experience in the development of integrated project baselines and tracking / controlling performance to achieve delivery of projects to time and within budget.
    • Experience in the implementation and management of programme/project controls software for scheduling, cost management, risk management and performance reporting.


    • Experience in the development of project business case and the evaluation of options to satisfy project requirements.
    • Experience in contract preparation and procurement of service providers, in particular design and technical services and construction contracts.
    • Experience in the administration of professional services and construction contracts, contract change and valuation of payments.
    • Knowledge of approaches to determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints i.e. developing solutions
    • Knowledge of value management and value engineering techniques
    • Experience of procurement and contract administration using NEC3 suite of contracts

    Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Proven experience of motivating people involved in the project, understanding strengths and weaknesses to achieve a high performing team.
    • Confident communicator and influencer of stakeholders
    • Ability to identify, address and resolve differences between individuals and/or interest groups
    • Experience of providing programme/project controls in infrastructure projects in one or more infrastructure sectors including; energy, waste, transportation, defence, water and buildings


    • Experience of providing consultancy services to clients including client relationship development, bidding, commercial management and conflict resolution.
      Experience in preparing bids for professional services
      Commercial management of services to clients
      Strategic thinker and ability to solve complex problems


    Qualifications and Accreditations

    • Degree level or equivalent in an engineering, building, quantity surveying, science or business subject


    • Membership of appropriate professional institution
    • Post graduate qualification appropriate to infrastructure project management
    • Project Management qualification, for example PRINCE2, APM PMQ (APMP) or RPP
    • Membership of Association for Project Management or Project Management Institute
    • Programme / Project controls qualifications – scheduling, risk management

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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