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Programme / Project Controls Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Environment & Infrastructure , Construction
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 2017-19530_1505294590

Job Description

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a Programme / Project Controls Manager in our London office to join the Project Management team.

Role Purpose

The Programme / Project Controls Manager is accountable for the creation 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 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 and providing leadership to Programme / Project Controls specialists.

Key responsibilities

  • Documenting and maintaining the definition of the scope and requirements of projects
  • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
  • Establishing the processes, techniques and systems to plan, monitor and control delivery of programmes or projects
  • Defining the control structure through the WBS, OBS, RAM
  • Establishing the performance measurement baseline and protocols for measurement of progress for time and cost
  • Establishing and 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.

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of preparing and maintaining definitions of the requirements of projects and/or programmes
  • 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
  • Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and outputs
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, issues and quality)

Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience of motivating people involved in the project, understanding strengths and weaknesses to achieve a high performing team.
  • Confident communicator and influencer of stakeholders
  • Ability to identify, address and resolve differences between individuals and/or interest groups
  • Experience of providing programme/project controls in infrastructure projects in one or more infrastructure sectors including; energy, waste, transportation, defence, water and buildings

Qualifications and accreditations


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

Company Overview

Amec Foster Wheeler ( 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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