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Oil & Gas - Programme Control Lead - Dublin

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    Oil & Gas

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    Lloyd Bailey

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    about 1 month ago

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Programme Control Lead




Our Client has a requirement for a Programme Control Lead, who will be required to work on a permanent basis in Dublin.


Job Purpose:

The Programme Controls Lead is responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the performance of the Programme of works including schedule, cost, reporting and risk. The role will involve leadership of the programme controls for the Airfield & Civils Programme. The candidate shall be responsible for developing sustainable programme controls processes, influencing General Contractors and Trade Partners and help influence the programme controls culture across the program. The Programme Controls Lead is responsible for managing the office and ensuring its operation at both delivery and influential levels.


Key Accountabilities of the Job:

  • Provide best practice Project Controls expertise and service across the programme incorporating cost management, project scheduling, reporting and risk management.
  • Facilitate programme controls meetings to engage the design consultants, the Contracting Entity's staff and contractors to align on expectations, optimize scheduling, cost & risk performance and drive consistency in programme controls methodology.
  • Monitor and report on all projects within the programme (from promotion through to project completion), and relay cost, time and risk information to the programme director to facilitate strategic decisions.
  • Ensure the right level of resources is retained for optimum delivery.
  • Communicate regularly on relevant matters with clients, staff and key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate reporting with programme controls office in central functions.
  • Take a proactive approach to the implementation of relevant business systems and processes to enhance the efficiency of the performance of the programme.
  • Work with the Head of Programme Controls to ensure the implementation of new key process changes and interventions.
  • Assist in the driving and communication of changes in business and operations processes.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training plans.
  • Direct and support the cost management activities in implementing and utilising the contracting entity's cost procedures, tools and processes to the highest standards to allow for effective monitoring and control.
  • Develop key objectives and the strategic direction of the Cost Management function including processes, procedures, systems and resources.
  • Oversee all weekly and monthly cost reporting across the programme.
  • Chair Monthly Project Reviews to ensure that all major projects are being managed effectively from a cost, time and risk management perspective.
  • Provide support, advice and expertise to the contracts and commercial manager in relation to contentious claims and disputes that may arise on construction and consultancy contracts.
  • Maintain a database of benchmarked costs (internal and external) for all projects across the programme.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of an effective Change & Contingency Management process.


Knowledge, Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, or equivalent technical degree and/or minimum 15+ years' experience, at least 5+ years within the aviation industry.
  • Knowledge of project finance and cost management systems.
  • Knowledge of risk management systems and the development of corporate and project risk strategies.
  • Significant experience in leading, managing and organising teams within an operational service delivery area.
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness including monitoring and coordination of budget.
  • Experience in programme scheduling and resource integration.
  • Excellent project management skills with the capability to provide the motivation to ensure that targets are met, and timelines achieved.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage deliverables within tight timelines.
  • Ability to propose alternative and innovative solutions with a strong client service ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and presentation skills.
  • Communication and coordination skills to lead a team of diverse backgrounds and experience towards a single project outcome.
  • Process-driven with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, motivating and supporting others.
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate and communicate important information across the team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to develop long term relationships with all team members, and effectively balance people and processes.
  • A recognised and relevant university degree.
  • Membership in relevant professional organisation is preferable.


At Talascend we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Programme Control Lead’s looking for new employment.

Talascend is a First Recruitment Group company.