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Project Controls Manager

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


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We are currently hiring for an experienced Project Controls manager on a 12 month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave, supporting the development of the PMO function and the development of the delivery and performance measurement models. This role joins a fast-paced team based predominantly from our York offices with extensive flexibility to work from home.



Main Duties:

  • Lead and direct the Project Controls function in support of the delivery activities across the Consultancy business sectors.
  • Accountable for delivering the project requirements around data management and accuracy by setting the PMM and/or implementing improvements as required.
  • Work closely with the Head of PMO and others to improve and sustain operating policies, procedures & processes, and ensure its proper application by the Project Controls team when conducting risk, planning and cost management activities. 
  • Support project delivery by providing specialist advice and technical knowledge to resolve delays, issues, and other conflicts throughout the project.
  • Implement the PMM to support the integration of schedule, cost, quality, and risk to drive expedient project delivery.
  • Support Head of PMO in preparation for and, or attendance at meetings and reviews.
  • Project & portfolio performance & reporting
  • Assisting PMs & task managers by providing a central point of contact for all project controls queries and guidance ensuring timely and accurate inputs form PMs and task managers.
  • Support and/or lead the project and portfolio risk assessments, opportunity identification and maintain the project risk & opportunity registers and action plans.
  • Project & portfolio planning & scheduling


Experience Required:


  • Significant relevant industry related project controls experience and proven success in the management of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Degree or higher-level diploma/certificate of further education.  Ideally in a relevant engineering or management related discipline.
  • Experience in management of all aspects of the project services – cost control, change management, planning, document control financial administration. 
  • Ability to apply a understand and apply a technical and business focus whilst maintaining the integrity of the PMM and data.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to convey engineering issues to Company management and Partners / Stakeholders.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.
  • Thorough understanding of risks, liability and exposure and appropriate measures of mitigation and control.
  • Ability to collaborate in order to achieve a common objective, for projects and / or business objectives.
  • Proficient use of software programs, including Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, document management e.g. Projectwise ang programme planning packages e.g. MSP.


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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