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Programme Controls Lead

21-02-22 10:02

Job Description



Project Overview:

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment.

The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adaptation to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client.

Role Overview:

  • The Programme Controls Lead is responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the performance of the Programme of works including schedule, cost, reporting and risk.
  • The candidate shall be responsible for developing sustainable programme controls processes.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide best practice Project Controls expertise and service across the programme incorporating cost management, project scheduling, reporting and risk management.
  • Develop and implement existing client procedures, tools and processes to allow for effective monitoring, reporting and control of all Project Control Functions.
  • Ensure the right level of resources are maintained for optimum delivery.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training plans.
  • Develop key objectives and the strategic direction of all Project Controls functions including processes, procedures, systems and resources.
  • Chair Project Reviews and risk workshops to ensure that all major projects are being managed effectively from a cost, time and risk management perspective.
  • Provide support, advice and expertise to the contracts and commercial team in relation to contentious claims and disputes that may arise on construction and consultancy contracts.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of an effective Change & Contingency

Management process.

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the Master Programme for all projects in the programme.
  • Peer review business-critical project schedules so that timescales proposed are realistic and achievable.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and adoption of fit-for-purpose project risk registers across the programme.
  • Take direct responsibility for the development of a schedule risk-adjusted budget for each financial year.
  • Drive a positive, motivated culture within the scheduling team and ensure they are invested in managing and improving scheduling performance.


Job Requirements


  • Experience 15+ years’ experience, ideally 5+ years within the aviation / infrastructure industry
  • Experience of managing project financial and cost management systems.
  • Experience of risk management systems and development of corporate and project risk strategies. Significant experience of leading, managing and organising teams.
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness including monitoring and co-ordination of budget.
  • Experience in programme scheduling and resource integration.
  • Experience in proposing alternative and innovative solutions with a strong client service ethic
  • Experience in leading a team of diverse backgrounds and experience towards a single project outcome.


  • Process driven with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, motivating and supporting others.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage deliverables within tight timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and presentation skills.


  • A recognised and relevant university degree
  • Membership in relevant professional organisation is preferable

Contact details for applicants:

Andrew Nicholson



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