Project Controller

Faithful+Gould

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP117-108

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are looking for a Project Controller in Abu Dhabi.

Role and responsibilities:

Cost Controls:

- Maintain and track approved Budgets and Funds.
- Track original budget, current budget, current forecast, commitments, and expenditures of projects.
- Maintain Cost Tracker, Cost Database.
- Maintain long-term and short-term cash flow projections. Assess potential impacts.
- Analyse deviation trends to project scope.

Planning and Project Controls:

- Implementation of procedures and tools for Project Controls.
- Plans, coordinates and monitors activities of assigned projects to develop and implement procedures, processes and systems.
- Plans and provides direction as required for the preparation of planning and scheduling control systems.
- Reviews and updates Project Management Plans relevant to Project Controls.

Develop the project master schedules.

- Collaborates with the internal team(s) to present the baseline and works with the Client to obtain approval.
- Recommends and implements modifications to improve effectiveness and attain project milestones.
- Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary.
- Attending planning workshops/meetings to discuss and assist contractors / consultants to close their planning / project control issues.
- Oversee PMC's development of realistic work plans consistent with the overall master schedule.
- Supports in preparing and maintaining the master programme for the project.
- Monitoring design, procurement and construction progress for compliance with contract requirements.
- Schedule baseline development and reporting. Oversee Progress reporting and analysis.
- Setting-up Primavera Project Management System P6 (latest version) for program management across the planning team with all stakeholders.
- Review and analyse data/schedule received from the other organisations (Designers, PMCs, and Contractors).
- Developing weekly and monthly progress report protocols / templates for progress reporting and monitoring progress against it.
- Reviewing Schedule construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements.
- Assisting in establishing / delivering formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the client and project.
- Assist in the development and preparation of weekly and monthly progress reports & dashboards to the client
- Prepares "what if" scenarios for different types of project schedules to support the client.
- Makes recommendations for possible acceleration to the schedule.
- Implementation of project controls including progress & performance measurement.
- Monitors, analyses & reports on project performance using qualitative and quantitative tools.
- Management and Upstream reporting.
- Preparing weekly progress presentations for the client.
- Perform optimization studies and schedule analyses to enhance project performance.
- Assist in risk assessment and mitigation plans
- Resolving conflicts/ Assist evaluation of EOT.

Document Management:

- Document Control and Numbering Procedures.
- Document delivery and distribution matrix.
- Manage ACONEX/ Training of other document control
- Assist in developing the document control system and communication flow for the project.

Requirements

Requirements:

Must have:

- Arabic speaking and writing skills.
- Advanced user of MS Excel - Power Pivot, Power Query etc.
- Software Skills: Power BI, MS Office, Share point.
- Strong inclination to database management.
- Basic Coding skills.
- Experience with Digital reporting and Dashboards
- Electronic Document Management Systems experience - ACONEX and API's/ Report generation.
- Experience in using Primavera P6
- Sound knowledge of project controls practices, broad knowledge of cost, risk, change and specific knowledge in earned value management
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, reporting, and presentation skills with proven English language technical writing ability.
- Immediately available to join and currently available in UAE.
- Completed projects in the Middle East

Projects must include:

- Infrastructure Experience
- Housing Experience
- Water / Utilities Experience

Desirable experience:

- Preferably experience working with UAE based Authorities (DEWA / RTA / DMT / ADHA etc.).
- Ideally PMO or Central Planning experience
- Completed projects in the UAE, ideally Abu Dhabi
- Project management consultancy (PMC) experience
- Other reporting software experience: Tableau, PM Web etc.
- Controls software experience: ARES Prism, EcoSys, Oracle Unifier

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree education from an accredited University in Engineering or related field.
- PMP or other professional certifications (Preferable but not mandatory).
- Years of experience 3-6 (Project Controller).

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Annual leave
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin
- Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants;

SNC Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business is one of the world's leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients' interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting - and then developing - brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It's precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

About the Company

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.