Project Controls Lead

Title - Project Controls Lead

Category - Project Management

Location - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Type - Permanent

Status - Full Time

Closing Monday, February 26, 2018

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Vacancy Details

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Part of the 105 year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.

Primary purpose of job:
The primary purpose of the role is to actively support the Director of Project Controls, Project Director and/or one or more Project Managers by executing Project Management controls on their projects in line with MADG processes and ways of working with tools as defined by Programme Management & Programme Controls Function.

Principal Relationships:
•Project Director
•Programme Manager
•Lead Planner, Project Planners/Controllers and Risk Specialists
•Project Team 
•Integrated Business Planning Team
•Operations Management.
•Programme Management & Programme Controls Function.
•Liaison with PMOs across MADG to ensure that best practice is shared across the company.
•Occasional liaison with other business functions, including Technical, Finance, Commercial, Legal, Quality, Health & Safety, Operations

Key Result Areas & Main Duties
•To be accountable leading the governance, deployment & reporting of Risk & Opportunity Management in the allocated Programme/Project
•To be the Project Lead for the independent assurance review and reporting process
•To lead on the assessment of risk and contingency in assurance reviews and activities
•To collect and monitor the use of ‘lessons learned’ as part of a continuous improvement culture
•To work with the PD/PM, Commercial & Finance teams in the co-ordination of the monthly project reports
•To support the project contract review (CSR)
•To ensure appropriate Programme/Project Controls Governance is followed by the Project Team
•To ensure all Project activities undertaken comply with the relevant MADG processes
•Support ad-hoc duties that will be consistent with the nature of a Project Controls Manager position within MADG

•Ensure all aspects of programme governance are in place:
•Upkeep of the project-integrated plan
oEnsure the project baseline plan is captured and realistic
oEnsure the actual, achievements, forecasts are captured in a timely manner each month to support progress reviews
oEnsure the Earned Value baseline is fit for purpose

•Supporting project review
oGenerating the monthly reporting pack by working with senior project staff and work package managers
oEnsure the inputs to key review meetings are produced and distributed in a timely manner e.g. report template, Earned Value statistics, latest baseline plan, latest revised estimates

•Managing Project risk and opportunities
oEnsure all risks and opportunities descriptions are captured appropriately in the register
oSupport the monthly risk and opportunities reviews
oProduce monthly risk and opportunities performance metrics

Personal Attributes:
•High energy individual, with ability to self-motivate and motivate a team towards a solution oriented accountability culture
•Confident and diplomatic with an ability to create, influence and foster working relationships internally and with customers at all levels of the business
•Fully competent communicator (verbal & written briefs/reports/presentations) both internally and externally to management, customer and suppliers
•Self-motivated, creative with the ability to produce accurate work under pressure while continuing to meet deadlines

•Experience in Project Controls 
•Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
Client and stakeholder management
•A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.
•An ability to embrace and encourage change.
•Experience of working across boundaries, including knowledge of commercial management, best practice supply chain and finance functions.
•Proven Leader within a matrix style organisation
•Customer-focused balanced with recognising the need for governance
•Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise
•Strong planning and delivery orientation
•Commercial / financial / business acumen
•Willingness to work in a collaborative working environment

Experience in a technical environment within a relevant industry (Aerospace / Defence a distinct advantage with MoD experience preferred)

Education Level/Training:
•Educated to Diploma (HND) level in a subject with clear relevance to project management office requirements. 
•As a minimum Level D Professional accreditation with the Association for Project Management (or equivalent level of professional accreditation).

Marshall ADG offers employees an attractive reward package. This comprises:
•Competitive base salary
•Discretionary bonus scheme
•25 days holiday plus bank holidays
•Generous company pension scheme
•Access to a healthcare plan
•An excellent flexible benefit scheme
•Access to a discount scheme which offers substantial savings with a range of retailers, hotel chains, holiday companies etc.

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