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Principal Project Control Specialist

Remote Calgary, AB

Contract Type: Permanent

Work pattern: Full time

Position Location: Calgary, AB

Job Description

Your role will be to execute project controls tasks with a level of competency that supports autonomy, requiring guidance when required, to deliver projects and prepare bids. In this role you will develop your leadership skills where the opportunity exists to manage junior project controllers.

Key Duties Will Include

  • Schedule creation, update, and analysis; cost baseline creation, update, and analysis; resource demand and supply analysis.
  • Demonstrate an ability to operate across a range of project types, employing standards and practices as set by the National Project Controls Lead and Regional Project Controls Leads.
  • Executing the delivery of project controls services to support the project team achieve the timely and cost-effective delivery of our project deliverables.
  • Interfacing with project managers, design managers, commercial managers, and the procurement of sub-contractors – to achieve project controls integration with the wider project team.
  • Adhering to and executing the project controls services in-line with the Mott MacDonald and project specific Project Controls Management Plans.
  • Providing input and feedback on the development and ongoing maintenance of project controls systems, including: the schedule, cost management and cost forecasting, risk register, change control register, and resource planning.
  • Being responsible for accurate and insightful reporting of the project controls functional disciplines to both support the project teams to manage the timely and cost-effective completion of deliverables and provide the client meaningful progress reports.
  • Adding value by analysing project controls data and metrics to identify risks and opportunities to both the project team and client.
  • Identifying risks before they become issues and contribute to a risk mitigation strategy and action plan to minimize or remove risks before they materialize into issues.

Candidate Specification

We Are Looking For

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience as a Project Controller within the design and construction industry, sectors of focus include rail, roads, and built environment.
  • Professional Project Management (PMP) would be an advantage
  • P6 Scheduling experience
  • PRISM, or similar cost management platform experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a project environment, providing quality technical knowledge with limited guidance within Project Controls.
  • Motivating people to be curious; leading through uncertainty and doubt; creating new value propositions; and casting a compelling vision of the future which motivates and retains great people.
  • Demonstrating a passion for continual learning. Using, and promoting the use of, global network systems.

Job Profile

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Together with our clients, Mott MacDonald is solving some of the world's most intricate challenges. We search out the connections others fail to make; we unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes for the lives we touch every day.

Mott MacDonald is a wholly independent, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and development consultancy servicing public and private sectors around the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices and delivering projects in 150 countries. Every day we build upon our reputation for technical excellence by taking on some of the world’s most prominent and challenging projects, particularly in areas such as highways and bridges, rail and transit systems, tunnels, and pipeline services.

We are positioned for healthy growth, profitability, and career opportunities across North America and around the world. As part of our growing business, we want to hear from you: the enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented individuals who enjoy problem solving and pitching in to grow a successful business. Join our team of seasoned professionals who are finding opportunities through connected thinking to develop our Mott MacDonald global presence.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Hybrid working policy

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments. We offer a hybrid working policy that embraces your well-being, flexibility, and trust.

More About Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

Job Ref: 64324BR

Recruiter Contact: Jennifer Porquez

Country: Canada

Region/State: Alberta

Discipline: Project controls, Project programme and commercial management

Sector: Corporate Services

Website Region: North America

Website Sector: Project management, Rail and metros, Transportation

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