£65K – £75K DOE + Bens (G2406785) Sheffield

Catfoss Recruitment Ltd are currently in partnership with a cutting-edge technology company that is looking to recruit a Planning and Controls Manager to their expanding team on a permanent basis.

Building on more than two decades of science led research and development, our client designs and manufactures pioneering power generation technology.

What are we looking for

We have an opportunity for a Planning & Controls Manager who will assist the Projects Director by leading the shaping and deployment of fit-for-purpose Planning & Controls across the Commercial Projects portfolio in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be a hands-on resource that is equally at home providing a service to project management by producing detailed project artefacts (Schedules, Lookaheads, Forecasts, Risk Registers etc) and taking a more strategic view by leading the development of processes and tools for Planning & Scheduling, Risk Management, Change Management, KPI Management, Cost Management and Reporting.

The role will have line management responsibilities and may be required to support projects or work packages that need more dedicated support and associated stakeholder management.

Planning and Controls Manager – Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage project control artefacts across the Commercial Projects area of the business, ensuring adoption of the tools for all in scope projects.
  • Drive continuous improvement for process and tool improvements in Planning & Scheduling, Cost Management, Risk Management, Reporting and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Chair and drive to completeness the Governance Cadences / Required Artefacts / Close-out Actions for Commercial Projects.
  • Produce and present accurate and succinct reporting outputs to a wider stakeholder group – using targeted language suited to the receiving audience.
  • Develop and mentor members of the Project Management team in the various facets of project control.
  • Engage with the project stakeholders to deliver an integrated Planning & Controls service and produce timely, accurate, useful data to drive delivery, report current status and scan the horizon to ensure predictable, dependable Business Information is at the fingertips of the Project Managers and Projects Director to make informed decisions.
  • Actively and pro-actively ensure that up to date information is chased down and reflected in all outputs.
  • Engage and work with your team to pick up, address and tackle emerging challenges with a can-do work ethic.
  • Build effective working relationships with internal peers and colleagues in addition to the client’s delivery team. Willing to foster knowledge sharing, learning, development and collaboration across projects and stakeholder groups.
  • Identify and propose improvements to project or business processes and how to implement them.
  • Input to the right culture. Ensuring works are performed within the Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) culture necessary to achieve exceptional results in delivery.
  • Upskilling wider team. Work collaboratively to ensure the sharing of knowledge, experience and best practice.
  • Assist with project development, delivery and performance in accordance with best practice.
  • Comply with all Health & Safety policies and procedures – actively recording observed behaviours and events that are contrary to process via the in-house system.

About You

Planning and Controls Manager – Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent vocational qualification (HND, HNC, City & Guilds) plus relevant industrial experience
  • Practitioner level qualification in project management / project controls (APMG / APM / PMI)
  • Time served in a MEP / Oil and Gas environment a distinct advantage
  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrable experience in Programme and Project Controls in technical CAPEX Portfolios / Programmes / Projects – ideally with exposure to elements of a manufacturing environment

Planning and Controls Manager – Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to develop and deploy a tailor-made planning & controls suite of processes and tools
  • Collaborative behaviour with a proven ability to bring together disparate departments to achieve a common outcome in a time-pressured environment
  • Advanced knowledge for the application of creating Work breakdown Structure / Cost Breakdown Structure / Performance Measurement to baseline
  • Earned Value Analysis Data interpretation working knowledge is a must
  • Advanced knowledge to extrapolate, spot trends, conduct root cause analysis through application of mathematical concepts
  • Proven line manager who can develop, mentor and performance-manage members of a team
  • Advanced to expert level user of MS
  • Advanced level user of analytics software – e.g., Microsoft Power BI
  • Demonstrable advanced-level knowledge of industry-standard planning software (Microsoft Project Professional / Server / Enterprise / Project Online)
  • Programme / project management experience
  • Proven ability to write, maintain and present to external auditors fit-for-purpose process documentation for the disparate disciplines within Planning & Controls
  • Display enthusiasm, passion, and confidence, combined with an open communication style

Competitive salary & excellent benefits

Planning and Controls Manager previous suitable job titles: Planning Manager, Project Controls Manager, PMO Manager, PMO Executive, Controls Manager, Program Manager, Programme Manager, Planning & Controls Manager

Please apply ASAP

Due to current high volumes of applications to our advertised jobs, we are unable to respond to every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

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