Project Control Manager

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Employment: Full Time

Wood is Looking for a Project Controls Manager to manage medium to complex sized projects within Saudi Arabia.

- Oversees the set up and lead smooth running of all required project controls systems, tools and interfaces to allow successful management of project cost, schedule and risk reporting.
- Responsible for managing team/s of project controls resources in support of project delivery excellence with interfaces with number of key stakeholders across the project and wider business.
- Primary focal point for the Project Manager, Client or Project Team for all matters related to Project Controls including cost, schedule, risk, resources management and document controls.
- Set up and implement the procedures to identify and track all changes or potential changes to the project scope, ensuring estimates of cost changes and schedule impact are given visibility with the client and project management.
- Ensure integration of cost and schedule data and reporting with the company's accounting and management information systems to facilitate meeting company performance and financial goals.
- Ensure that the Health Safety Environmental and Quality Policy is implemented and understood by all supervised staff and that all Compliance and Code of Ethics requirements are appropriately embedded within the project organization.
- Monitor overall project / assignment progress status, achievement and non-achievement of major milestones and analyse and forecast performance in relation to plan.
- Identification, monitoring and reporting against the project critical path providing early warning to the Project Manager of any potential slippages.
- Support & Project Manager in the preparation of periodic internal and external reports specially related to all project controls functions.
- Identifies and establishes the communications interfaces essential for the delivery of cost, planning, scheduling and risk deliverables and services.
- Report project status and KPIs to management and client.
- Manage the implementation of the cost and planning control structures in alignment with the project Work Breakdown Structure.
- Manage and oversee the project work approval process in terms of accurate cost code allocation and initial budget set-up and approvals.
- Timely control and forecasting of budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests is properly assessed and included in the budget and schedules if applicable.
- Accountable for delivery and ongoing maintenance of the projects fully resourced, logic linked schedules within preferred planning software to the agreed project and program requirements.
- Accountable for providing analysis of current and future resource needs for the project and programs to the Project Manager & Manager, Project Controls.
- Prepare and maintain the manpower projection plans for the project.
- Establish the specific responsibilities of the Lead Engineers and supervise the activities of the project control team for technical quality and productivity.
- Manages and oversees the recovery process following identified slippages or significant float erosion.
- Responsible for timely and accurate development and issuing of project change orders / variations in accordance with contract / assignment change notifications.
- Promote the project change management system and facilitate assurance activities to ensure the process is adhered to.
- Serve as Chair for ongoing internal team and client team Project Controls meetings (Cost, Schedule and Progress).
- Oversee the preparation of proposal schedules and cost estimates, as required.
- Lead cost and schedule risk analysis workshops / sessions both internally and with client.
- Ensure risk is managed and monitored at project level in line with local standards and processes.
- Manage the workload, performance and development of the project controls team.
- Reviews contractual obligations and ensures that cost control activities are performed in accordance with the contractual agreements and the Client requirements.
- Ensuring that lessons learned are captured and implemented in support of continuous improvement.
- Motivates project control team to meet project aims; promotes communication and teamwork within group and project.

Decision Making Authority
- Decisions may have serious impact on project performance.
- Actions and decisions typically have a significant influence on departmental operations and functionality and a moderate influence on the medium-term operational and financial results of a business group.
- Overall objectives and resource requirements are communicated to management.
- Ensure reporting budget and/or schedule deviations right away.
- Regularly called on to use own professional judgement to evaluate, recommend solutions and resolve issues on medium complexity projects.
- Anticipates potential problems and proactively resolves complex problems by interfacing with other project & functional departments.

- Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline or where strong planning and commercial skills are included.
- Typically requires 20 years of relevant industry experience in project control positions, including significant experience supervising and managing others.
- Substantial experience in planning, progress measurement, cost control, change management and document control on all project phases from front end design through to construction completion.
- Experience of working in the Middle East in a multi - cultural environment.
- Must have thorough knowledge of project control / business practices, calculation methods / software, standards, procedures and specifications.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
- Significant experience and capability in management of contracts, budgeting, controlling costs, planning, scheduling and management of change.
- Knowledgeable across engineering, procurement and constructions execution.
- Ability to think analytically, conceptually and adaptively, and make sense of new information across multiple levels of detail.
- Able to address substantive conflicts and facilitate timely resolution; builds collaborative relationships, engages others, fosters teamwork, aligns differences.
- Good mentoring skills teaches, coaches, and mentors to help assure individual and team success as well as develop the next generation.
- Must have a proficient level of both written and spoken communication skills in the English language, able to interpret and disseminate complex scope and contract documents.


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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