Project Cost Planner

Ref: ZR_8574_JOB  ·  Posted on 16 July 2024


Our client is working on a £200m key Defence project and they are looking for a Senior Project Controller to support the Project Manager in providing project control services.


You will play a crucial role in managing the project controls aspects of the programme from initiation to completion. This includes the development and implementation of effective project control measures, such as schedule updates, cost forecasting and cost variance analysis and performance evaluation.


You must have very strong Defence experience to be suitable for this role.


This is a hybrid role with 1-2 days per week in the office.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop cost and schedule estimates and forecasts, identifying potential risks and variance that may impact the Estimate to Complete (ETC).
  • Responsible for assessing and managing the financial and schedule impact of changes in project scope, requirements or objectives, and updating the forecasts accordingly.
  • Prepare and deliver all necessary internal and external project control reports and documentation.
  • Maintain the integrated master schedule and advised on critical paths and advise on schedule issues.
  • Provide key input into the production and management of Control Account Plans, including establishing basis of estimates and cost related assumptions and dependencies.
  • Collate, organise, and present the necessary data to enable Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting.
  • Provide the necessary input to enable Cost Risk Analysis (CRA).
  • Coordinate and develop project/programme spend projections, cost reconciliations and variance analysis.
  • Coordinate and develop project work-in-progress (WIP), commitment and estimate at complete (EAC) forecasts.
Skills & experience
  • Considerable experience in the advanced application of Project Management and Control techniques within the Defence industry.
  • Ability to champion high performance and inspire others.
  • Experience in the application of SRA/CRA and EVM.
  • Strong commercial awareness and an understanding of contract and commercial management
  • Experience working with senior level managers both internally and externally

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and therefore this contract will be run through an Umbrella Company. Income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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