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Assistant Project Controls Manager

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 Closes: 11 Feb 2021
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_21000015

As the successful Assistant Project Controls Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the development of the project baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality for a development or delivery area of the HS2 Programme. It will also support the analysis of performance against the baseline and highlight any trends or risks to support decision making. The role will support controls governance and change management to ensure all impacts to the baseline are assessed and managed.

About the role:

  • Responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of an integrated baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality and track performance for projects and contract.
  • Responsible for supporting and coordinating project controls activities within the supply chain, projects or contracts to assure the accuracy and quality of cost, risk and schedule information being captured.
  • Accountable for analysing the data and reports submitted to provide insights and trends on performance and risks to support decision making.
  • Responsible for supporting the periodic correlation of schedule, cost, quality and risk to drive expedient programme delivery and manage performance, and capturing and analysing cost data, including inputting cost data into HS2 data capture systems.
  • Responsible for reviewing supply chain programme submissions and update client schedules.
  • Accountable for supporting the identification and management of risks for a development or delivery area of the HS2 Programme, leveraging SME advice and technical knowledge from specialists to respond to project delays, issues and other challenges throughout the project.
  • Responsible for supporting and coordinating the change management process, ensuring impacts to the baseline are effectively assessed and managed.
  • Responsible for supporting the coordination and communication of the Period reporting cycle ensuring compliance with the reporting life cycle, and undertaking self- assessment of procedural compliance sharing lessons, and best practice within the Project Controls community.
  • Responsible for supporting the assurance of Project Controls Data and adhering with Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Controls policies, processes and standards across development and delivery areas.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:
  • Ability to communicate and develop relationships - Effective interpersonal skills, including tact and influence, with ability to be assertive without causing unnecessary conflict using effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems - identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data analysis - Ability to analyse and interpret data and producing accurate, timely and informative reports in multiple formats targeted to the needs of the audience.
  • Presentation skills - Ability to present at Project level; Ability to support workshops to solve critical problems and; Ability to produce and present documents and reports to project and supply chain teams.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of one or more of the core Project Controls disciplines, including; Schedule Management, Cost Management, Change Management and Risk Management.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Project and Commercial Management including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets.
  • Experience in a project controls role
  • Experience in one or more of the core project controls functions, including; baseline maintenance, schedule management, cost performance, change management, risk management and performance reporting.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or equivalent.
  • Experience of supporting the facilitation and administration of project performance reviews and governance meetings.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with HS2 company values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

The HS2 Behavioural competency Framework can be accessed via the following link:

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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