30 Mar 2016

AECOM Job Vacancy : Project Controls Manager

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Requisition/Vacancy No. 125495BR

Position Title Project Controls Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Country Ghana

State/Province/Region GH – Greater Accra

City Accra

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com. at http://www.aecom.com

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

The Project Controls Manager is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing Project Controls strategies, systems, procedures and guidelines for internal and external clients
  • Ensuring that Project Controls staff provide professional reports to senior management throughout the project lifecycle
  • Confirming Project Controls staff review project agreements/contracts/sub contracts and understand the project controls requirements
  • Confirming that appropriate internal and external Project Controls processes and procedures are in place and are effective.
  • Managing the Project Controls staff including hiring, developing, mentoring, leading, retaining and succession planning.
  • Overseeing contract level Project Controls implementation throughout the design, tender, execution and closeout stages of contracts
  • Overseeing the development and support of project changes

Lead the project controls team in the following Project Control methods, systems and procedures:

  • Work Breakdown Structure development and implementation
  • PMWeb system development and implementation
  • Baseline, current and forecast schedule position
  • Document control and information management
  • Risk analysis both quantitative and qualitative – including schedule and cost probability analysis
  • Preparing reports for use by project-level and senior management
  • Change and variation control
  • Schedule Delay analysis
  • Project/contract reviews and analysis of schedule, cost (in coordination with cost engineers), information, risk, reporting, integration, change management, configuration management, and/or delay analysis as required
  • Oversight of project controls reporting by consultants and contractors to achieve timely reporting at the appropriate level of detail

Specific skills required

  • Knowledgeable in project control procedure definition and implementation on major projects
  • Best practice for subject disciplines schedule, information, risk, reporting, integration, change management, configuration management, and delay analysis
  • Complex information presentation to non-project control audiences
  • Quantitative risk analysis (supported by risk professionals)
  • Use of progress analytics to identify delays and cost overruns (in coordination with cost engineers)

The Project Controls Manager must possess a high level of competency in the application of these systems:

  • Primavera P6 software
  • Document management and information management systems – e.g. PMWeb, Proliance, Livelink, Documentum, Acconex, 4Projects or similiar
  • Integrated management software such as PMWeb, Proliance or Unifier

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

  • Team leader / decision maker – ability to identify skill gaps in team members and implement appropriate development
  • Focused on client delivery – attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative management style

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Project Controls environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position overseeing project controls and other personnel on major projects or programmes.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on major ( >USD 50 million) infrastructure programme during construction phase
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field( i.e. Finance, Construction Management, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration)
  • Member of professional organisation

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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