Project Controls Lead

Posted 10 January 2022
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client is a Leading Engineering business based in Cork. The company currently require a talented Project Controls Lead to join the business.

Purpose of the Role:

  • The Project Controls Lead will lead a Project Controls Team.
  • Carry out all cost control functions as a lead on various projects during the design, procurement, construction.
  • The Project Control Lead will continuously monitor variances from the cost and schedule baseline and will take effective corrective action to achieve minimum cost and time overruns.
  • Ensure that procedures are applied to monitor expenditures and performance against the progress of a project.
  • All changes to the cost and schedule baseline need to be recorded and the expected final outcomes are continuously forecasted.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of their teams' deliverables within an agreed schedule, within an agreed set of hours and to an acceptable quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in establishing the contract price budget and submit monthly cost reports
  • Provide all necessary information requested to manage projects in relation to the cost and estimate
  • Establish rules and methodology according to with the client requirements on cost reporting and forecasting
  • Effectively support the finalization of estimates into the contract price budget
  • Manage key communications with key stakeholders across the duration of projects and take the lead on strategic cost control efforts within a project acting as the cost control SME when required
  • Lead Cost Control efficiency initiatives within the department and on client projects
  • Although the role is primarily office-based some site-based work will be required.
  • Occasional in-country and overseas travel may also be necessary for short periods

Skills Required

  • Candidates should have a third level qualification in the relevant discipline and sustained procurement/cost controls experience.
  • Ideally a member of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland or an equivalent body.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design office or equivalent client engineering team
  • Experience managing a team of personnel in a similar environment
  • Knowledge of auditing, budgeting, estimating, and forecasting
  • Knowledge of lean working practices
  • Ability to work in a in fast-paced working environment and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, multitasking and communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Self-starter capable of working on own with minimal supervision and capable of supervising direct reports
  • Strong attention to detail and reporting skills
  • Computer literate


  • Competitive salary offered plus benefits

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