Project Controller

Location: Bristol, England Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sam Francis

Project Controller


Salary: £28,000- £35,000

Currently looking for a Project Controller, to work for a well-established company based in Bristol.

All candidates must be eligible for Security Clearance.

Some of the main duties of the Project Controller will include:

  • Planning and Scheduling;
    • Develop and maintain multi-level Microsoft Project schedules in a Project Server environment
    • Develop and maintain the Work Breakdown Structure with associated cost/time codes
    • Support Programme Management (PM) in development and maintenance of Management Plans (Project, Quality, etc)
    • Support PM in development and monitoring of work packages
    • Obtain buy-in to schedules and work packages from project teams
    • Review project/work package status and progress/expedite as required
    • Support PM decision-making through analysis of schedule
    • Liaise with sub-contractors to ensure integration of schedules
    • Maintain tracker for contract deliverables/dependencies across workstreams
  • Change Control;
    • Assist with impact analysis of contract/project change
    • Co-ordinate embodiment of change, ensuring appropriate integration into plans and schedules
  • Resourcing;
    • Prepare and maintain resource forward loading/demand
    • Monitor resource assignments/supply and highlight issues to PM
  • Reporting;
    • Assist PM with regular project status reporting and review meetings
  • Internal Development
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities developing process, procedures, tools and techniques for planning, reporting and project controls.
  • Advise PM on scheduling and resource issue
  • Monitor progress through-out the project life-cycle, including status of sub-contract activity, promptly highlighting issues to PM for consideration/resolution
  • Advise management of any project threats, risks and opportunities identified

Skills and qualifications as the Project Controller:


  • Good knowledge of methods and tools for planning, scheduling and controlling projects
  • 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
  • Good 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
  • Association of Project Management (APM) Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ) or equivalent


  • Ability to create and maintain complex schedules in Microsoft Project (MSP)
  • Some experience in use of MSP Server, including use of enterprise custom fields and data analysis
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint for document and data management, ideally with basic administration skills
  • Familiarity with management of systems engineering and software development life-cycles/projects, ideally within Defence sector
  • Basic knowledge of project change management processes and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of Risk Management processes and techniques
  • Basic knowledge of Earned Value Management and other monitoring techniques
  • Basic knowledge and application of project Quality management techniques
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ/APMP) or equivalent

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