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Project Controls Manager

Last Updated Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Warrington, WRT, GB

Company:  Babcock UK

Job Information

Roles at this level are senior experts within the company and provide project/programme leadership across business sectors and/or the organisation. They are responsible for the development and execution of multi-discipline projects or a significant programme of work. They are recognised as a Technical Authority and are experts on internal procedures as well as external best practice. Role-holders identify and/or develop frameworks and methodologies that ensure management of programmes will be comprehensive and consistent across different initiatives (“framework” refers to the parameters, constraints or rules established to standardise delivery). They manage the integration of programme outcomes into business-as-usual, addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits. Role-holders deploy advice and expertise within their area and act as the escalation point for unusually complex problems which have a significant impact on business priorities and results, assessing the benefits, costs and risks of continuation. Roles at this level will therefore exercise considerable decision-making latitude in leading within their area. They will often lead on the customer interface and be responsible for decision making in terms of project requirements and/or scope or be seen as the “go-to" person for the customer for a particular project/programme. Cost management, political and planning skills are critical in these roles.

Role & Responsibility

  1. Execution: Manage multi-discipline projects, utilising people, financial and technical resources as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to ensure the overall delivery of the projects/programme is on time and within budget attaining forecast margin and customer satisfaction targets. Roles at this level will also ensure all project execution is in line with the company’s risk management framework and have overall accountability in this area.


  1. Governance: Act as the lead governance expert, ensuring compliance with all procedures including technical standards, legislation and change/control management practices to ensure projects are being maintained and to provide oversight and guidance in all related matters. Ensure the project is delivered within pre-defined financial and commercial management objectives.


  1. Innovation: Develop a culture of continuous improvement by capturing industry best practice (codes and standards) and providing leadership in gate reviews/lessons learned sessions.


  1. Communication: Utilise an extensive internal and external (client) relationship network of key stakeholders (DHI, engineering, product Management) in order to deliver. Manage the relationship with the client/customer, assessing their requirements and translating this, in line with the associated legal requirements, into an overall project plan and related documentation.


  1. People Development: Take accountability for their own personal Professional Development Record as part of Altrad Babcock’s talent management ethos. Grow the project management talent pool by considering current and future talent requirements and providing on the job training, development and mentoring opportunities across the team in order to grow capability.

Job Requirement

  1. Relevant academic (e.g. BSc/BEng/MSc) preferably in a related subject or equivalent, significant and related professional experience qualifying toward full membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. APM).
  2. Extensive project management experience with a proven record of achievement in project delivery against safety, quality, schedule and cost targets, with evidence of balancing a customer and commercial focus.
  3. Demonstrable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience - promoting the wider public good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation.
  4. A recognised leader acting as the senior interface on large scale complex and strategically important projects. 
  5. Expert knowledge and application of risk management techniques and problem-solving and dispute resolution processes.
  6. Extensive knowledge of Altrad Babcock’s operating context and wider industry (including an understanding of competitors and risks and issues that prevail in the industry), with the ability to appropriately manage risk.


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