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Project Controls Manager - Ontario

Whitby | | Surveyors

Recruiter: GHD

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. Due to continuing growth, we are seeking a Project Controls Manager for our Ontario Region located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, Canada.  This individual is a fully qualified professional with thorough knowledge in planning, scheduling, cost controlling and estimating within a consulting engineering environment.The Project Controls Manager will work with Ontario’s Manager of Project Controls within the Project Management Office to provide cost and schedule analytical support to a number of sector group Project Managers (PM’s) across the Ontario Region.  The type of support will be dependent upon the project needs and will be provided both in person and through remote means.Key Duties and Responsibilities:Management of the project controls staff assigned to the projectsResponsible to implement all project control aspects of the project or portfolio of projects including Scheduling, Cost Control, Change Management, Document Control and Risk Management in accordance with GHD policies and procedures and good industry practices.Take a hands on approach to all or portions of the project controls functions depending on project complexity and staff assigned.Works closely with the PM on all major project functions, with a primary focus on managing and providing support on the project controls functions.Makes recommendations on the economic, financial and other implications of the project.Provides support to ensure the project is in accordance within the policies of GHD to meet the needs of the client.Reviews with the PM and/or PE the budget and schedule on a regular basis, identifying gaps and providing solutions to achieving the scope, budget and schedule requirements. Make recommendations on change notices in compliance with best practice change management techniques.Communicates and distributes project information to the team leads. Works effectively with the finance department, especially the project administrators, to ensure project budgets and invoices are accurate and coordinates with the PM to ensure invoices are issued to the client.If required, coordinates the preparation of capital cost estimates by verifying the list of quantity estimates prepared by each discipline and forwarding it to the person responsible for estimating.Exercise independent judgment in the selection, classification, compilation and analysis of data obtained from a variety of sources.  Determines work procedures and makes recommendations for improvements.Works under general direction with established or proposed guidelines for conformance with procedures, technical veracity and project needs.  Implements coaching or mentoring on best practice project controls processes within the project team or with other project controls staff as required.Guidance is given to junior technical staff when assigned to a common task.  Check work of assigned staff for accuracy and conformance with quality and quantity standards.Specific functions that will be managed and directly provided included:ReportingPrepare monthly project reporting for a project or a series of projectsPrepare reports, analysis and debrief notes for project and senior management team on a project or a portfolio of projectsVerifies for the PM and/or PE that the schedule and budget data match the progress of the professional services throughout execution of the project.Cost ControlCoordinates for the PM and/or Project Engineer (PE) the preparation of the engineering time budget by the team leads.Develop baseline budgets in conjunction with project teamCoordinate with the project team to produce / update the control budget, cost reports, and cost and revenue forecastEnsure project revenue enhancement opportunities are maximized through systematic interface between change management, prime contract management, scheduling and cost control teams  Ensure risk, contingencies and escalation allowances are documented and updated regularlyPrepare / maintain cash flow projections and manage working capital.PlanningCoordinates the preparation of the engineering schedule with the PM, Project Engineer, and design discipline leads, ensuring that team leads update their section on a regular basis.Develop baseline design schedule in conjunction with project teamCoordinate with the project team to produce / update the project schedule including implementing change orders, delays, etcChange ManagementEstablish change management organization, system and processesTrack all time / cost changes affecting the performance of the prime contract  Track all time / cost changes to subcontracts Work closely with Project Director / Senior Project Manager to ensure that documentary evidence pertaining to entitlement and quantification is adequate and sufficient   Ensure appropriate approvals and notices are served on a timely basis for all potential changes.Risk Management Ensure risk workshops and schedule risk analysis are carried out on a regular basisEnsure risk mitigation measures are implemented, related costs are tracked, and measures followed through on a timely basisDocument Control and Document Management Establish document control and document management processes and deploy using standard industry GHD approved systems.Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) degree or equivalent diploma from a recognized college or university with a minimum of ten years broad and extensive technical, administrative and project experience; minimum 10 years working within project controls and 5 years within a design environmentExperience in providing project controls/services for design delivery for larger, multi-discipline projects specifically for industrial/process plants, facilities, or buildings; from design inception through to construction completion.Detailed knowledge of scheduling methods, cost control processes, risk management proceduresDemonstrated experience developing and managing project metrics including but not limited to earned value, CPI, SPIDetailed understanding of project controls as it applies to a design environment (especially in DB projects)Detailed understanding of the implementation and coordination of project control systems not limited to P6, @risk (or similar), Unifier, CM+ etcHigh level of proficiency and experience with cost analysis (eg. MS Excel) and planning scheduling (eg. MS Project or Primavera P3/P6) tools, including the porting of data from EC industry ERP or cost accounting systems.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.The ability to deal with uncertainty, changing and multiple priorities.Team building, staff management and mentoring skills.PMP, PMI or similar qualifications is considered an asset. Why GHD?Being the best we can be is in our culture. We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come. Our commitment to youCommitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.Who we areWe are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. If you are passionate about pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link above.We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.#LI-HH1 More

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