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Programme Controls Lead

Requisition ID:  237760

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/31/2021


Bechtel Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values –ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants –integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment. 


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adaptation to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client. 


Role Overview 

The Programme Controls Lead is responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the performance of the Programme of works including schedule, cost, reporting and risk. The candidate shall be responsible for developing sustainable programme controls processes. 


Main Responsibilities 

  • Provide best practice Project Controls expertise and service across the programme incorporating cost management, project scheduling, reporting and risk management.  
  • Develop and implement existing client procedures, tools and processes to allow for effective monitoring, reporting and control of all Project Control Functions. 
  • Ensure the right level of resources are maintained for optimum delivery.  
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training plans. 
  • Develop key objectives and the strategic direction of all Project Controls functions including processes, procedures, systems and resources.  
  • Chair Project Reviews and risk workshops to ensure that all major projects are being managed effectively from a cost, time and risk management perspective.  
  • Provide support, advice and expertise to the contracts and commercial team in relation to contentious claims and disputes that may arise on construction and consultancy contracts. 
  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of an effective Change & Contingency Management process. 
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Master Programme for all projects in the programme. 
  • Peer review business-critical project schedules so that timescales proposed are realistic and achievable. 
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and adoption of fit-for-purpose project risk registers across the programme. 
  • Take direct responsibility for the development of a schedule risk-adjusted budget for each financial year. 
  • Drive a positive, motivated culture within the scheduling team and ensure they are invested in managing and improving scheduling performance.  



  • 15+ years’ experience, at least 5+ years within the aviation industry 
  • Experience of managing project financial and cost management systems. 
  • Experience of risk management systems and development of corporate and project risk strategies. 
  • Significant experience of leading, managing and organising teams. 
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness including monitoring and co-ordination of budget. 
  • Experience in programme scheduling and resource integration. 
  • Experience in proposing alternative and innovative solutions with a strong client service ethic 
  • Experience in leading a team of diverse backgrounds and experience towards a single project outcome. 



  • Process driven with excellent attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, motivating and supporting others. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage deliverables within tight timelines. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and presentation skills. 



  • A recognised and relevant university degree 
  • Membership in relevant professional organisation is preferable 


What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

  • Flexible Working
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme


Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.