Project Controls Manager


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 4 Jul 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Project Controls Manager

The Diriyah Gate project, located on the Western outskirts of Riyadh, is a 7.1 million square-metre major infrastructure programme and mixed-use development aiming to be a global landmark, recognized for its unique vision and position as an authentic destination in Riyadh. The Diriyah Gate community will be a distinct, self-sustaining hub for Riyadh offering a wide range of iconic assets. KBR provide Project Management Consultancy Services in Project Controls, Project Planning, Design and Engineering Management, as well as implementation of development and early works packages. The Project Controls Manager plays a crucial role in the successful execution of a portfolio of Programmes, Mega Projects and Projects. They manage multiple aspects of Project Controls delivery, ensuring effective large volume data management, baselining, quality assured progress outputs, forecasts, trends and monitoring to drive and achieve both innovative and established goals within scope, budget, time, quality and risk management constraints. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of Project Management principles and a deep knowledge of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) processes. The unique construct of the KBR delivery environment focusses the need for an ability to collaborate with a wide range of key stakeholders at Executive, Client, Programme, Project and Supply Chain level, and more broadly across industry.

- Working with, and for, the Project Controls Director, understand, build, manage and promote a wide range of Programme and Project level data sets and reports across Design Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) stages of development.
- Produce expert level, exemplar quality schedules, data and reports in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Primavera P6 and MS Project.
- Understand complex and giga-project volume EPC processes and interfaces and disseminate into summary dashboard and reports.
- Compile process maps and workflows for complex processes, procedures and tasks including the work of stakeholder consultants including leading and coordinating Performance and Reporting activities within the vertical Supply Chain, development and delivery areas to assure the accuracy and quality of information being captured across all functional, Programme and Project disciplines.
- To be accountable for defining and maintaining a Performance and Reporting data, metrics and information framework, including the establishment of Performance and Reporting standards, policies, procedures, protocols and systems to facilitate efficient and effective Project Management and Execution.
- To be accountable for best-in-class and innovative quality, timeliness and consistency of Performance and Reporting work.
- To be accountable for providing strategic analysis of the data and reports submitted and provide insights, trends on performance and risks to support decision making and to provide periodic project performance updates to key Senior Stakeholders, with key strategic insights and trends to support development and delivery trade off decisions.
- Challenge and influence Senior Leaders to ensure 'best for KBR and Client' decisions and to assist in ensuring that the vertical Supply Chain, at all levels, develop and deliver data sets and reports in accordance with leadership requirements. Work with leaders across KBR and Clients to highlight Programme and Project trends and performance insights.
- To be accountable for the specific timely, accurate, comprehensive, quality assured and delivery of reports contained within the Project Controls Performance and Reporting daily, weekly, monthly and ad-hoc cadence.
- To assist with the comprehensive collection, analysis, assessment and reporting of date, metrics and information across Planning and Scheduling, Estimating, Budget and Cost Control, Commercial, Financial, Risk Management, Change Management, Project Management Information Systems, Document Control, BIM and Digital Transformation, Design, Technical and Procurement capabilities and disciplines within the KBR Team, Client Teams, Consultant Programme Teams and Supply Chain.
- Contribute to the enforcement of governance and quality control measures to ensure adherence to Programme specifications, industry standards and regulatory requirements. Implement robust assurance processes to identify and resolve quality issues promptly.
- Integrate with the Information Management & Technology Leads, and Project Controls Leads, establish Programme and Project wide Digital Strategies and identify, establish, implement and manage software, tools, controls systems, workflows, processes and tools.
- Undertake self-assessment of procedural compliance and sharing lessons learnt, and best practice within the Project Controls community.
- Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

Technical Skills:
- The Project Controls Manager will have extensive experience in Planning and Scheduling with the ability to compile, manage and deliver schedules across a number of platforms, including Primavera P6 and MS Project.
- The Project Controls Manager will be capable of transforming large volume raw data into meaningful, logical, interactive and user-friendly dashboards, schedules and reports. Specifically, the Project Controls Manager will be expert in data collection, data analysis, data manipulation and building data visualisations and reports.
- A demonstrable ability to implement, manage and control best-in-class solutions, processes and delivery within the Project Controls capability.
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Programme management innovation, principles, practices, and methodologies.
- Proficiency in the use of Project Control and Project Management tools and software relating to Performance and Reporting, including but not limited to: Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Data Analysis and Reporting systems, Risk Management tools (facilitating and analysing), Cost Management systems, Estimating systems, Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS).
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate and mitigate Project risks and capitalise on Project opportunities.
- Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
- Strong organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity and ability to manage multiple projects and large groups of stakeholders simultaneously.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant industry standards, regulations and best practice.

Skills / Experience:

- Degree (BSc, BA, BEng) level professional qualification in Project Management, Project Controls or Engineering disciplines, or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry and Project Controls experience with proven experience in Project Controls, Performance and Reporting management within the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry, with a track record of successfully delivering complex and high value Programmes, Mega Projects and Projects.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in similar volume Programme and Projects and a minimum of 5 years of Middle East regional experience, managing and working with diverse Teams and people.
- A very high standard of spoken and written English.
- A commitment to future learning and education in industry innovation, development and change with a demonstrable recent record of Continued Professional Development (CPD).

- Membership of a role appropriate cognate Professional Institute or recognised Certificates of Learning and Competence.
- Arabic language skills.


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