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Senior Project Controls Manager - Birmingham based

Posted: 20 May 2020 Closes: 3 Jun 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_19001359

As a Senior Project Controls Manager at HS2 you will be responsible for the co-ordinating and supporting the development of the project baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality for a development or delivery area of the HS2 Programme, providing strategic insight and analysis of performance against the baseline and highlighting any trends or risks to support decision making. The role will also co-ordinate and support controls governance and change management to ensure all impacts to the baseline are assessed and managed.

About the role:
  • To be responsible for developing and maintaining an integrated baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality and track performance for project and contract.
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating project controls activities within the supply chain, for projects or contract to assure the accuracy and quality of cost, risk and schedule information being captured.
  • To be accountable for analysing the data and reports submitted and providing insights & trends on performance and risks to support decision making.
  • To be responsible for managing the periodic correlation of schedule, cost, quality and risk to drive expedient programme delivery and manage performance whilst capturing and analysing cost data, including inputting cost data into HS2 data capture systems.
  • To be responsible for reviewing supply chain programme submissions and updating client schedules.
  • To be accountable for managing 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.
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the change management process, ensuring impacts to the baseline are effectively assessed and managed.
  • To be responsible for managing the co-ordination 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.
  • To be responsible for managing the assurance of Project Controls Data and for ensuring adherence with Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Controls policies, processes and standards for a development or delivery area of the HS2 Programme.
  • To be responsible for providing functional line management, performance management and objective setting support to direct reports.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About You:


  • Clear Direction - Ability to give clear direction. Defining and prioritising objectives, analysing inputs, assessing and challenging data, defining strategies and supporting rationales.
  • Stakeholder management - Ability to manage stakeholders; building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills - Ability to present at Portfolio level; communicate on project controls updates and processes to project and supply chain teams, citing a wide range of examples of application.
  • Influencing & Negotiating Skills - including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitation - Ability to manage workshops to solve critical problems and provide clear direction to team members on the actions needed to manage and mitigate any critical issues.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to identify multifaceted problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis and Presentation - Ability to analyse and interpret data and produce accurate timely and informative reports in multiple formats targeted to the needs of the audience.

  • Knowledge of the core Project Controls disciplines, including; Schedule Management, Cost Management, Change Management and Risk Management.
  • Knowledge of baseline development and maintenance of baselines on a programme.
  • Knowledge of the Project and Commercial Management principles including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets.
  • Understanding of NEC contracts, amendments, early warning notices and the work flows of communications between contractor and client.

Type of experience:
  • Experience in project controls on major projects/programmes including the management of multi-discipline project controls teams.
  • Experience in the core project controls functions, including; baseline maintenance, schedule management, cost performance, change management, risk management and performance reporting.
  • Experienced in the management and control of key Project Controls systems (e.g. Primavera P6, Prism, CEMAR, etc.).
  • Experience of managing and/or influencing governance forums including project change and investment boards with delegated decision-making powers of multi-millions of pounds.

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

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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