Project Controller

Bristol, Fareham, Farnborough or Wincanton, United Kingdom (UK), TP Group [TP-PC2]

Field(s) of expertise
Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

We are a professional services and technology partner to global, defence, energy, space and intelligence & communications programmes. Because of our forward-thinking teams, mission-critical equipment operates effectively in the world’s most challenging environments. Whether sharing innovative solutions or manufacturing advanced systems, absolute trust is core to all we do.


  • Develop and maintain quality multi-level and integrated Microsoft Project /P6schedules in a Project Server environment that can be used for robust Earned Value Management reporting.
  • Supporting the Project/Programme Manager to develop and maintain the Work Breakdown Structure with associated cost/time codes.
  • Advising and developing Work Package/Control Account Rules of Credit for the purposes of Earned Value Management.
  • Developing schedule basis of estimates.
  • Supporting Project/Programme Management in development and maintenance of Management Plans (Project, Quality, etc.).
  • Developing schedule management plans.
  • Obtaining buy-in to schedules and work packages from project teams.
  • Supporting Project/Programme/Control Account Manager’s decision-making through expert schedule analysis such as Critical Path Analysis, What-If analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis, Float burn down analysis.
  • Liaising with Cost and Risk managers to provide an integrated and holistic project controls perspective.
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to develop integrated schedules and track subcontractor performance against a Performance Measurement Baseline.
  • Manage the schedule and planning artefacts in accordance with business Change control procedures.
  • Co-ordinate embodiment of change, ensuring appropriate integration into plans and schedules and provide impact analysis of contract/project change
  • Resource loading, planning and monitoring.
  • Assist PM with regular project status reporting and review meetings.
  • Identify improvements to process, procedures, tools and techniques for planning, reporting and project controls.


Essential Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of planning and scheduling methods for controlling projects in a highly regulated environment.
  • Good knowledge of planning and reporting tools (for example. EPM2010, P6,BI Analytics etc.).
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management.
  • Proven ability to produce and maintain level 3/4 project schedules including management of deliverables and dependencies between projects.
  • Skilled in designing schedules to allow effective roll-up to higher levels with reporting of key milestones and critical path analysis.
  • Demonstrable experience in project reporting and work package management.
  • Adequate IT skills covering all Microsoft Office tools, with advanced ability with MS Excel for data analysis.
  • Organised and structured approach with the ability to manage own time effectively while operating across multiple projects and for multiple project managers.
  • Ability to work both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • A Technical, Engineering or Business degree.
  • Ability to achieve Security clearance to SC level.

Preferred but not essential:

  • Association of Project Management (APM) Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ) or equivalent.
  • Experience of Highly Regulated/Complex Programmes delivering Mission, Business and Safety Critical Solutions.
  • Good stakeholder management skills.

Other requirements:

  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
  • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
  • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.