Associate Director – Project Controls

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The opportunity

Project Controls Lead – Resilience Business Unit – Talent Pool

Our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. As the world around us changes and new challenges arise, we have a greater responsibility than ever before to create opportunities for communities and people to thrive.

Delivering more complex projects faster, better, safer, and more sustainably than ever before is down to the exceptional people who work at Mace – people who hold the same values but who have different backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an array of employee benefits to suit diverse individual needs. These include: 22 days’ annual leave, Christmas shut down days, 2 paid Mace days to assist with work life balance, generous company pension scheme, private medical insurance, dental insurance, life assurance, cycle-to-work scheme, paid volunteer leave and many discounts for retail and restaurants.

Project: We’re growing our Project Controls Team within our Resilience Business Unit, which covers: Energy (Nuclear & Renewables), Utilities, Environment. We’re hiring experienced Project Controls Specialists to join us on various opportunities as apart of our scaling business strategy.

As a Associate Director – Project Controls your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead application of specific Project Controls methods, techniques and tools.
  • Good working knowledge of EVM and project controls methodologies.
  • Able to advise on complex requirements and communicate analysis and corrective measures effectively.
  • Able to manage projects controls delivery of medium/high complexity projects/programmes.
  • Able to play key role in multidisciplinary teams and take lead role in creating plans or analysing trends using numerical and statistical techniques.
  • Lead and manage a team of professionals delivering Projects Controls services and responsible for staff development.
  • Excellent written communication skills, clear & concise.
  • As a project controls specialist, stays up to date with key industry / professional trends.
  • In depth knowledge of project controls tools & software (e.g., MS Excel, portfolio software, MS Project, PRA, Primavera P6)
  • Able to provide effective & timely advice to clients.
  • Have an understanding of data management.
  • Clearly understand role & future career paths available from that position.
  • Excellent attention to detail & able to validate & check project controls inputs, recording & reports produced, providing basic commentary & analysis.
  • Managing Assistant Managers & Managers where required by the scale of the project.
  • Persuading and influencing colleagues
  • Influencing clients to accept proposals and recommendations.
  • Satisfying customer requirements
  • Tackling problems that do not have an obvious solution.
  • Delegating tasks to others.
  • Selling the business and winning work.
  • Creating and delivering persuasive presentations to large audiences.
  • Spotting and developing talented individuals.

About you

You have HND or equivalent qualification in engineering, construction, quantity surveying or another related field. You have an understanding of cost management methodologies and techniques. You have the ability to understand and use cost management software. You have a good understanding of earned value analysis.

You have experience in the use of cost management software systems such as EcoSys. You have experience on a major construction project. You can build lasting client relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams. You have proven relevant experience in project management or project controls environment in a similar cost role in a construction or consultancy background within the nuclear sector and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

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