Project Controls Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 9,600 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Transpennine Route Upgrade and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in London, by recruiting an experienced Project Controls Engineer.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience across the Project Controls function, taking a real interest and focus on Reporting and Data Analytics.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Project Controls Engineer to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


The role


Performance monitoring of subcontractors and progress against project milestones and agreed KPIs. Responsible for reporting and data management processes, overseeing and applying governance to the flows of data, and managing the process for data collation and verification with the supply chain.


Main Duties



•           Lead on reporting for certain areas of the project incorporating multiple work packages.

•           Lead data and information quality assurance across the project engaging with key stakeholders. Establishing and maintaining quality controls within the reporting discipline in the project team and its supply chain.

•           Lead and support the collation of subcontractor data to produce supply chain reports, dashboards, and analyses. Presenting detailed analysis and insightful reporting to senior stakeholders in the business.

•           Chair or attend work package meetings to ensure subcontractor reporting processes and outputs are fit for purpose and accurate respectively.

•           Review the project team and subcontractor data integrity, identify issues and generate corrective action plans.

•           Lead/support the development of reports/analyses and their submission to the client, project team and its supply chain via the appropriate document control process and the Power BI service.

•           Lead the integration of project controls disciplines to align data and information, generating integrated reports for the delivery teams.

•           Support continual improvement and innovation in project controls, particularly in the reporting discipline.

•           Engage with the Information Management team for the development of necessary project controls data tables and measures in the Project database.

•           Meet all deadlines regarding report submissions for both internal and external reporting. Ensuring that work is prioritised correctly so that target dates are met.

•           Support Project Controls Execution Plan reporting section updates.





•           Project Controls or Project Management Qualifications/Certifications

•           Highly Proficient in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint

•           Experience in project controls and reporting within large complex environments within the construction and engineering industry

•           Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey complex analyses in a simple manner

•           Ability to engage and form effective relationships with multiple stakeholders

•           Experience In Producing Project Dashboards and Reports




•           Power BI Certification

•           Excel Certification

•           Civil Engineering Degree

•           Power BI proficiency

•           Commercially aware, awareness of NEC3 contracts


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.



Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments or financial assistance to support you in your application or interview process please email: where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.