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Our Vacancy

Project Controls Manager

  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Birmingham
  • 10/06/24
  • On site

The UK government has pledged to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and, as such, is pushing ahead with significant investment in nuclear and renewable energies.

Assystem, as a leading provider of project management, design engineering & construction supervision services within the nuclear industry, has aligned its own strategy to support this switch to low-carbon energy, whilst also recognising transport and infrastructure systems to be a major factor in influencing the outcome of government policy.

By acquiring Logikal in 2023, Assystem reaffirmed their commitment to the UK’s energy transition by combining strengths with a long-established provider of expertise to the transport & infrastructure sectors. We deliver professional services within PMO project delivery, particularly in the areas of project planning, project controls, risk management and enhanced business intelligence.

Based on these solid foundations, our team continues to build on its existing capability and has ambitious plans to develop its reach within both the transport & infrastructure sectors and through the additional opportunities offered via the Assystem network within the nuclear sector.

Our objectives will ultimately be defined by our ability to attract and retain those talented individuals who share our vision and wish to join us in shaping the future.

Job Description

Job Purpose: The Project Controls Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of project controls, including planning, quantities, scheduling, cost control. This role ensures that the project progresses as planned, adheres to budgetary constraints, and meets the established quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Cost Control:
    • Establish and manage project budgets, including contingency planning.
    • Monitor and control project expenditures, ensuring alignment with the budget.
    • Prepare cost forecasts and financial reports for senior management.
    • Conduct cost variance analysis and recommend cost-saving measures.
  1. Planning and Scheduling:
    • Coordinate with project managers, engineers, and contractors to integrate various schedules into a master project schedule.
    • Monitor project progress, identify variances, and implement corrective actions.
    • Programme milestone implementation and forecasting.
  1. Reporting and Documentation:
    • Prepare and present regular progress reports to stakeholders, including executive summaries and detailed analysis.
    • Ensure that all project documentation is up to date and accurately reflects the project’s status.
    • Maintain records of all project control activities and decisions.
    • EVM analysis and reporting.
    • Quantities progress tracking, forecasting and recommending corrective actions from project team.
  1. Stakeholder Coordination:
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, section Project Director, Project Managers, Project Planners, Commercial team
    • Facilitate meetings and workshops to discuss project controls issues and solutions.
    • Ensure effective communication and information flow among project team members.
  1. Leadership & Behavioural:
    • Managing others – including delegating, coordinating, appraising, coaching and develop/mentor employees with less experience.
    • Persuading and influencing clients, consultants, suppliers and colleagues
    • Working with others to create and deliver persuasive presentations
    • Tackling problems that do not have an obvious solution
    • Taking initiative and making decisions when required for the benefit of the project

My profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or a related field.
  • Professional certification in project management (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in project controls, with at least 5 years in a management role on large infrastructure projects.
  • Strong proficiency in project management software (e.g., Primavera P6, MS Project).
  • Excellent understanding of cost control, budgeting, and financial reporting.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities.

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme


Hybrid remote/in-office



We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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