​What is a Project Controls Manager?

A Project Controls Manager is responsible for planning, monitoring, and controlling all aspects of a construction project's schedule, cost, and performance. Their primary role is to ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standard.

The Project Controls Manager plays a critical role in ensuring the successful completion of a construction project by providing effective planning, monitoring, and control of the project's schedule, cost, and performance.

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What are the typical duties and activities for a Project Controls Manager?

From employer to employer the description of a Project Controls Manager job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Developing and maintaining project plans: The Project Controls Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining detailed project plans that include schedules, budgets, resource allocation, and risk assessments.

  • Monitoring project progress: The Project Controls Manager monitors the project's progress against the plan, identifies any deviations, and takes corrective action where necessary to ensure the project stays on track.

  • Reporting project status: The Project Controls Manager is responsible for preparing and distributing regular project status reports to stakeholders, including senior management, the project team, and clients.

  • Managing project risks: The Project Controls Manager works with the project team to identify and manage project risks, including developing risk mitigation plans.

  • Managing project costs: The Project Controls Manager is responsible for monitoring and controlling project costs, including managing budgets, forecasting costs, and tracking actual costs against the budget.

  • Managing project resources: The Project Controls Manager ensures that resources, including people, materials, and equipment, are allocated efficiently to achieve project goals.

  • Managing project documentation: The Project Controls Manager is responsible for managing project documentation, including maintaining records of project plans, schedules, budgets, and other relevant documents.

  • Supporting project teams: The Project Controls Manager works closely with the project team to provide support and guidance on project controls and project management best practices.

Skills required to be a successful Project Controls Manager

To be successful within a Project Controls Manager job, the below skills are important;

  • Project management

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Financial management

  • Leadership skills

  • Technical skills

  • Adaptability

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For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Project Controls Managers across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Project Controls Managers and secure the market's leading Project Controls Manager jobs.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right Project Controls Manager jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Cambridge is a city in the the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and lies at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers. Cambridge, has an estimated population of 129,980 as of the 2016 census and covers an area of 43 square miles. Cambridge has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

King Street - Dover Street to Bishop Street

Scheduled to be complete in fall 2021 this project includes completion of underground works – watermain, sanitary and storm sewer – between Montrose Street and Bishop Street, as well as the completion of surface works – curb, sidewalk, asphalt, street scaping – between Lowther Street and Bishop Street.

Avenue Road - Hespeler Road to Franklin Boulevard

The region has identified several projects as part of the Cambridge 1 Pressure Zone changes. One of the projects required to support adjustments to the water pressure zones and boundaries is the construction of a new watermain on Avenue Road between Hespeler Road and Franklin Boulevard.

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