Programme Controls Manager

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Buxton

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Job Purpose

The Programme Controls Manager is responsible for leading the development, implementation and maintenance of Project Controls processes to ensure consistent and competent management of project controls across the assigned programmes and projects, in line with corporate standards and governance. Responsible for the day to day direction and coordination of Project Controls activities and resources in assigned programme areas and Programme Management Unit's (PMU) to ensure consistently robust monitoring and control of programme performance and transparent reporting against the integrated programme and project baselines and key schedule milestones.

Key Accountabilities

Managing the implementation of a PMU specific quality improvement plan to drive corporate efficiencies and continuous improvements in PPM capability and maturity.

Pro-actively contribute process, systems and tools improvement feedback to Pathway, to enable continuous process and performance improvements within the PMU, Major Projects Directorate (MPD)

Ensuring consistent and effective project controls and reporting across the business unit PMU and feeding into the central PMO with particular reference to Project Governance, Project Performance Monitoring and Reporting, Scope Management and Change Control.

Provision of on-going training for Project Controls resources within in the business unit pool.

Lead a team who directly support project delivery to establish a unified and high standard of quality output.

Collation of best practice intelligence from both external and internal sources for embedding discipline lessons learned.

Accountable for driving and leading a positive safety culture within MPD projects and ensuring their team is invested in managing and improving HSE performance.

Demonstrate leadership in equality of opportunity, social inclusion, fair employment and environmental sustainability, creating open, inclusive and engaging environment within MPD and across stakeholders, customers and supply chain.


Extensive knowledge of and understanding of capital projects and programmes with an emphasis on Programme Controls and how this supports and integrates with a wider high functioning environment.

Extensive knowledge of PPM Systems and Tools.

Knowledge of the professional disciplines of programme and project management in the context of complex capital projects.

Knowledge of handling complex issues in a capital delivery environment to successful resolution.

Good knowledge of project scheduling software (e.g. P3e, MS Project) and interfacing control systems e.g. excel, web portals, information management systems.


Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills to manage stakeholders across a diverse portfolio of projects with difficult resourcing solutions to solve in support of the delivery of high risk, value and complex project and programmes.


Experience of creating, adapting and monitoring programme controls in major projects and experience of implementing tools to support changes.

Experience of dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels across the organisation influencing improving process and guidance to support project delivery.

Experience of project scheduling software, management systems and reporting tools.

Significant programme, risk, commercial controls and pricing experience with associated management level status.

Experience of developing commercial strategies and their associated implementation throughout all stages of the project lifecycle.