Senior Planner/Project Controls Engineer

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location: Montrose, UK
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • REF: VP36
  • Date Posted: 25 Aug 2022
Description of function

Our client are resourcing for a Senior Project Controls Engineer to support High Tech and Manufacturing projects in East Scotland to lead a multi-functional Project Controls team, working collaboratively with the clients Project Manager and supply chain to provide a realistic baseline and embed effective controls to monitor progress, manage issues and mitigate slippage to drive delivery and enable successful project outcomes.

Job responsibilities
  • Embed a robust breakdown structure, integrating the data from each of the controls functions.
  • Coordinate and lead estimating sessions to reach an agreed, market tested cost baseline with a focus on value for money and budget realism.
  • Coordinate and lead planning sessions and workshops to compile the master project/programme schedule baseline, ensuring an achievable duration.
  • Understand procurement principals, collating lead times within the schedule to communicate the prioritisation of ordering materials and equipment to meet scheduled install dates.
  • Manage the risk management process, including being responsible for qualitative and quantitative assessments to support cost and schedule predictability.
  • Stakeholder management ensuring all key stakeholders sign off the baseline and have visibility of regular progress updates.
  • Embed a robust update process, ensuring schedule, interfaces, cost, risk and changes are managed effectively.
  • Guide and influence the principal contractor and client, working with them to drive delivery and achieve schedule and cash flow KPI’s.
  • Control costs with your knowledge of conceptual estimating, funding stage gates, basic contingency principals, procurement principals.
  • Control the master program applying quality checks to updates from the client and principal contractor.
  • Lead the change management process and work flow, providing a platform for adding/ tracking/ monitoring/ approving change in a timely fashion.
  • Identify trends and root causes of deviations against the baseline using lead and lag indicators, reporting effectively any remedial actions in order to drive best value for the client.


  • Proven experience in delivering Controls in a major project/programme environment
  • Experience working in the Hi-tech & Manufacturing specialist sector
  • Experience in managing a multi-functional controls team
  • Proficiency with controls/ general software applications such as Primavera (P6), Power BI, Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management
  • Experience of leading collaborative workshops
  • Reliable with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Strong time management skills, quick thinking and ability to meet project deadlines as necessary.
  • Highly motivated and driven with a passion for delivering to your clients and have the ability to work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Flexible with regards to travel, even with increased levels of remote working, we still need people who are willing to travel to client sites as required.
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