Project Control Manager

Location: Derby

Organisation: Project Management Office

Department: Programme Delivery

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson Talent are working in partnership with Rolls-Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit a Project Controls Manager who will be interfacing with the Group Head Of PMO and Executive Leadership Team Members and then below this, managing the team of planners cost managers risk managers and reporting teams while also dealing with Project Teams per Work Package developing and maintaining Work Package performance measurement baselines and supporting the reporting of this.

The Company
Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post
Working within the PMO and reporting to the Group Head of PMO, the Project Control Manager will have a broad range of touch points with members across the PMO and Engineering particularly. At the highest level, the Project Control Manager will be interfacing with the Group Head Of PMO and Executive Leadership Team Members and then below this, managing the team of planners cost managers risk managers and reporting teams while also dealing with Project Teams per Work Package developing and maintaining Work Package performance measurement baselines and supporting the reporting of this.

Key Responsibilities
Undertake the day-to-day management of the planning cost management and risk management team within the PMO, acting as the leader thereof.
Undertake functional leadership and line management to those individuals within the PMO
Work closely with the other support functions on a day-to-day basis providing support as required. Including Procurement, Commercial, Estimating, etc.
Responsible for the development and implementation of the Project Controls Plan and for ensuring compliance with Project Controls requirements for the purpose of project performance analysis and reporting and cost / program integration. Produce monthly framework Earned Value Management (EVM) reports.
Liaise with the commercial / finance and planning teams to establish systems and processes to record cost and value progress. Undertake WBS-CBS mapping to validate performance measurement baselines. Support project teams to monitor and improve forecast predictability.
Liaise with the Commercial team to establish processes to record the early warning and change management system and integrate the commercial tool into the project control plan.
Responsible for the collation and validation of information required for internal reporting. Prepare and review reports prior to submission to Client. Produce and manage KPI reports and ensure progressive improvements.
Responsible for the collation of data, production and submission of the monthly Reports. Coordinate suppliers / subcontractors reporting. Lead the review and assurance of project controls documents.
Liaise with the different Work Package Managers in the preparation of updated Monthly Performance Report. Assist in systems implementation to improve efficiency.
Provide support and technical information to the Group Head of PMO for decision making and onward cascade to Exec Leadership Team.
Ensure projects are monitored effectively with good progress updates and ensuring costings, process planning, resourcing and logic is complete and accurate

Required Competencies

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs
Interacts well with Executive Leadership Team members
Can provide strategic direction in order to facilitate clear decision making
Interacts well within the PMO
Contributes clearly to the reporting process with articulate and accurate information
Able to run Schedule development meetings and updates
Run schedule analysis and critical path determination
Support the completion of monthly reports

Organisational Expectations

All RR SMR colleagues are expected to consistently contribute and nurture good teamworking through the organisation. They should be self-driven and motivated seeking to motivate others. Colleagues are accountable for “above the line” behaviours at all times. The promotion of Nuclear Safety and wider Health & Safety policies and protocols is expected from all. All colleagues must role model the values and beliefs of the company ensuring that ethical decisions are made in line with the attainment of ED&I Charter and policy standards. Colleagues are expected to understand the principle of “right first time” with particular significance to Quality Assurance. Colleagues must be aware of their commercial and financial responsibilities and abide to agreed business processes. Colleagues should encourage best practice around Knowledge and Document management.

Qualifications & Experience
Degree qualified within the engineering industry

Health & Safety
All colleagues:
Support, promote and engage in company culture programs to create a leading and positive culture.
Report any shortcomings in arrangements.
Perform tasks and duties in accordance with training and instruction whilst taking care of their own health & safety and those of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Work conditions
We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.
Travel: Contracted location of work is in Derby although we operate a hybrid working policy allowing you to work remotely with the agreement of your leader, though may require some travel within the working day when visiting other branches or organisations.
Working hours: 37.5 hrs per week are standard office hours with some overtime as required.

Employment reward package
We offer a competitive salary and performance related bonus. We are developing a selection of benefits that are flexible for you to choose from and will enable you to bespoke your total compensation to suit your needs.