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Programme / Project Controls Analyst

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Public Sector New Build, Construction
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 2017-19396_1502449356

Job Description

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a graduate Programme / Project Controls Analyst at Assistant Consultant grade in our Reading office.

Role Purpose

The Programme / Project Controls Analyst is accountable for the operation and maintenance of the processes and infrastructure required for effective planning, scheduling and control of the programme or projects. This includes supporting the programme or project manager and programme / project controls manager to develop the project scope, requirements and work breakdown structure and establishing appropriate techniques to monitor and control delivery to time, cost and quality parameters. The role also involves a focus high quality delivery and promoting health and safety excellence. This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of programmes or projects involving multidisciplinary teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Documenting and maintaining the definition of the scope and requirements of projects
  • Maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, that align with organisational practice
  • Managing the processes, techniques and systems to plan, monitor and control delivery of programmes or projects
  • Maintaining the control structure through the WBS, OBS, RAM
  • Maintaining the performance measurement baseline and protocols for measurement of progress for time and cost
  • Maintaining processes to identify and track risks including the impacts on cost (QCRA) and schedule (QSRA) and where appropriate applying risk modelling to assess programme or project performance confidence levels.
  • Capturing information into programme/project controls systems including the management of documents and records.
  • Producing performance progress reports to the programme/ project board

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of approaches for the preparation and maintenance of schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Developing and agreeing budgets for projects and/or programmes and managing actual and forecast costs against them
  • Identifying and monitoring project and/or programme and/or portfolio risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that might affect the project and/or programme and/or portfolio
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, issues and quality)
  • Applying protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, and updating configuration documents as required
  • Maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice
  • Experience in the use of programme/project controls software for scheduling, cost management, risk management and performance reporting.

Desirable

  • Experience of preparing and maintaining definitions of the requirements of projects and/or programmes
  • Knowledge of value management and value engineering techniques
  • Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and outputs
  • Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of programmes (and/or the projects within them)
  • Proven track record in the successful delivery of programme or project controls for infrastructure projects from initiation to completion.
  • Experience in the development of integrated project baselines and tracking / controlling performance to achieve delivery of projects to time and within budget.
  • Experience of preparing and maintaining an overall schedule for resource use, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and sequencing outcomes, to enable the efficient realisation of benefits

Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of collaborating with people.
  • Confident communicator

Desirable

  • Experience in a project environment from inception to completion
  • Experience in preparing bids for professional services

Qualifications and accreditations

Essential

  • Degree level or equivalent in an engineering, building, quantity surveying, science or business subject

Company Overview

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

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