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Area Project Controls Manager

Requisition ID:  232782

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/17/2021

Project Overview

The client is the newest member of the fibre network systems with an ambitious rollout of Fibre to the Home across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As the client’s geographic footprint grows, the need to scale the execution model will increase and will become more urgent. To that end, standardization of approach and process – whether recruiting and retaining talent or resolving design constructability issues - will be critical, including the coordination and communication amongst the various teams.


*Please note positions are based in various locations within the UK in line with client requirements (not London).


Role Overview

  • Accountable for the transparent and accurate reporting of the overall status and performance of the city/projects across the Region. Set realistic and practical goals for each project across the region and develop appropriate strategies for achieving these goals
  • Alignment of region to company strategy, managing the messaging
  • Enable the virtual team to deliver on time and to budget through robust, high quality project management process, covering risk mitigation, lessons learned and forecasting.
  • Collaborate with the national team to ensure a smooth and effective delivery of all projects against set milestones within regional portfolio.
  • Continuous development of project team resources and tools. Provide coaching and guidance to the team members covering every aspect of the project so the team members understand their tasks fully and execute them efficiently
  • Ensure best working practices are implemented throughout not only the region, but also nationally.
  • Support city delivery team and be the point of escalation. Identify all internal and external resources whether financial or human resources required to complete each city project successfully and support the team in delivering upon those resources
  • On a regular basis evaluate and asses the performance of each project across the region in terms of time cost quality v committed plan ensuring a robust escalation and communication plan is in place. Mitigate risk and drive efficiency where appropriate delivering KPI and metrics as required by the business 
  • Accountable for maintaining end to end optimsed project plans across the region with clearly defined critical path analysis resource loading and baselined deliverables.
  • Accountable for accurate monitoring reporting and escalating project costs throughout the lifecycle of the project maintaining an accurate forecast cost at completion at all times. This will take into account WIP, Risk estimation, all change variations and cost over runs where appropriate 
  • Line management of the project team within the Region. Develop tools and techniques for distributing tasks according to the skills of each team member and evaluate performance of the individuals and the team as a whole to maximise performance and deliver on commitments. Provide mentoring and coaching to the team as necessary 
  • Share key lessons learned to enable continuous improvement across all projects. Working with the continuous improvement team deploy best practice across the region improving time cost quality metrics of the project
  • Log and control changes and deviations to the programmes.
  • Fosters a continuous improvement culture within the team, engaging with peers and central functions, to ensure best practice, innovation and latest technologies are employed.
  • Ensures accurate levels of risk and issue management is in place across all aspects of mobilization and delivery, challenging assumptions and employing a data centric approach to validation and onward best practice.
  • Working closely with the area teams to ensure accurate timely forecasting and cost management, to effectively manage change and risks mitigation to minimise cost uplift.
  • Management of in-build supply chain, ensuring delivery team are adhering to contractual obligations and timescales. With support from Contract Management to ensure that all required contractual obligations are met regarding the client’s obligations in administering the contract.
  • Ensure all completion documentation and As-built information is handed over within the agreed SLA by the contractor and it is checked for accuracy prior to issuing to GIS.
  • A leader of Quality and H&S promoting and managing excellent SHEQ practices across the across and its contractors to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Ensures implementation of the project construction procedures and coordinates any deviations.



Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven track record in delivering medium to large multi-site client projects with experience of managing capital budgets.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to develop others whilst setting an example.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to present to senior management, clients and stakeholders
  • Ability to negotiate suitable outcomes that mitigate programme level risks.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.  Use of PPM system
  • Good understanding of telecoms fibre optic networks.
  • Commercial Awareness and previous experience in project accounting.
  • Experience of recognised project management methodology
  • Ability to demonstrate experience and working knowledge of Construction Design and Management Regulations
  • Experience and knowledge of NEC3 ECC form of contract
  • Experience of CRM systems – Salesforce.

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, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.