We are working with an international defence client in the recruitment of a Project Controls Manager where you and your team will be supporting the Head of Project Controls and Planning across a complex major engineering program. You will get to work with a range of internal departments including engineering, procurement, and production to name a few. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to build your professional network. The company will also offer you support in gaining further qualifications to allow you to develop and grow your career.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing practitioner capability in the establishment and maintenance of project control systems to support large complex and high value projects
  • Applying your expert understanding of project controls techniques and knowledge of project controls toolsets (e.g., Earned Value Management, Risk, Change) to produce project controls deliverables
  • Leading and managing the production of various progress reports for presentation to senior management and customers to provide accurate and up to date project information to enable effective decision making
  • Supporting the Project Managers / Control Account Managers in managing cost, schedule and quality with associated data and metrics where required, as well as supporting in resolving emergent project issues and mitigating risks
  • Coaching and guiding others in the skillset of project controls
  • Delegating as required for Head of Project Controls and Planning

Your skills and experiences:

  • Experienced project controls professional or manager with extensive knowledge of project management (tools, techniques, practices) in a complex engineering/production environment
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to guide and influence senior stakeholders across Engineering, Supply Chain and Production, and guide and develop others in project control
  • Experience of earned value management
  • Proficient understanding of project controls and data analysis toolsets (e.g., Tableau / Power BI, Primavera / planning toolsets, Risk management toolsets, Microsoft office suite)
  • Professional PM Qualification or years of practical experience gained through application of Project Management


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Please note that due to the nature of the business a BPSS clearance will need to be obtained for this position

If you are interested please sent an up to date version of your CV to emmaw@copello.co.uk

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