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Senior Project Controllers - Nuclear

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  • Location

    Seascale, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £50.00 - £60.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

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SENIOR PROJECT CONTROLLERS to be based with our Client at Sellafield (currently working remotely)

The successful Candidates will be responsible for the provision of Project Controls support services to Project Managers on relevant projects, programmes and portfolios.

This will include providing general leadership, mentoring and coaching to the local Project Controllers. Providing input into development of project plans and associated WBSs, and support to projects on matters including cost estimating, performance data analysis, risk management and project reporting, including earned value (EV).


Provide day-to-day leadership, mentoring and support as required ensuring that the PC services are effectively discharged.

Develop, embed, and the correct behaviours across the PC team to maintain an effective Project Controls service to the PM community.

Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of functional quality and performance of the Project Controls team and the improvement of relevant PC processes, tools and systems.

Attendance at, and provision of input into, Project Management Office (PMO) senior level review meetings (as required), and support the Senior Project Controls lead on functional level quality improvement initiatives.

Ensure all deliverables and day to day activities conducted by the local Project Controls team are conducted in line with the relevant Project Controls frameworks, systems, processes and procedures.

Facilitation of Risk Reviews and workshops as required, assisting Project Managers with the discharging of their duties. Leading and guiding the project risk assessment process (where requested), and taking responsibility for risk management systems and output reporting (as required by projects).

Ensure the generation of fully detailed project forecast cost estimates, work breakdown structures (WBS), and quantity tracking' tools and mechanisms, on higher complexity and risk projects (project classifications 3 and 4) to ensure safe and successful delivery within a robust project controls framework.

Implement effective project control techniques (in line with best practice), including where appropriate monitoring of 'earned value' cost and schedule variance estimates at completion (EACs), critical path analysis, and risk, to deliver projects effectively.

Prepare, monitor and forecast expenditure profiles and provide accruals where needed.

Prepare cost and progress reports, including earned value analysis, identifying critical
Dimensions, Defence portfolio line management responsibilities.

An in depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in Project Controls is specific to this role.

The role will be required to work across all Company business areas, planning at project and portfolio level. Working within programmes of work with complex commercial management and reporting to key customers.

The projects will be multi million pound deliverables and consist of multiple interlinked integrated projects, often requiring delivery in complex facilities.


Graduate in relevant discipline

Demonstrable experience of successfully discharging Planning related services on medium to large scale complex projects planning in engineering environments.

At least 10 years experience in a Planning role, with experience of team and man management.

Professional qualification in APM or equivalent

Commercial and Contract awareness

Risk Analysis awareness

Demonstrable experience of successful delivery.

Good working knowledge and proficient in the use of Microsoft Project EPM, Primavera P6, Business World (Agresso) and Microsoft Office Suite (or other professional project scheduling software packages).

Experience of utilising project collaboration software, e.g. Sharepoint, Project Webspace etc.

Demonstrable experience of managing Planning discipline staff and teams, including performance management.


The candidate must be SQEP in the processes/procedures and software within the PMO. This is essential to allow a smooth transition into the Company business area.

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