• Project Controls Engineer

    Posted Date 5 days ago(02/12/2019 09:28)
    Job ID
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    Project Controls
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.


    Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 


    Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

    What will I be doing?

    We currently have a vacancies for Project Controls Engineers on our HS2 Main Works Contract.


    Skills set: project controls/KPI reporting/data

    Job location: Holborn/Euston

    Accessible by public transport? yes

    Working hours: Weekdays 

    Contract: Permanent


    About the role:


    Responsibilities of Project Controls will vary from project to project but may include:

    • Schedule development and management
    • Resource planning and management
    • Cost management
    • Change management
    • Earned value management
    • Risk and opportunity management
    • Project reporting – to the client and company

    The Project Controls Engineer will support this agenda, and develop and produce reports as required, for example on progress, outputs achieved, critical paths, resources (including quantity tracking) and earned value.

    Assist the Project Control Manager and/or Planning Manager to ensure effective execution of Project Controls on the project. Comply with company procedures to achieve close project control and accurate project forecasting.

    Liaise and assist with internal and external stakeholders.

    Input into the capture and monitoring of project risks, issues, mitigations and resolution.

    Responsibilities may also include the capture and collation of actual hours expended by site staff and labour.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Use the document control system to optimise distribution of information.
    • Work with the supply chain to establish effective relationships and ensure continuous improvement in delivering programme and productivity
    • Support the planning team to establish EVA and ensure that monthly reporting is accurate, including any additional measures required under the contract.
    • ensure that client reporting requirements are always met
    • Work with the commercial team to ensure that the EVA and cost systems correlate and that the combined monthly reporting is accurate.
    • Generate cash flow profiles in conjunction with commercial team and monitor
    • Be client focused and aware of the client’s priorities and develop into the plans. Cascade a positive approach to meeting these down through the team.
    • Establish and work to maintain robust open and honest reporting with all parties to ensure project meets targets.
    • Have knowledge of conditions of contract, and ensure that project timescales are achieved.
    • Participate in managing the project risk register and assigning owners to risks and ensuring that these are actively managed out. Likewise for opportunities.



    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Thorough understanding of EVM terminology and practice
    • High degree of proficiency in P6 Planning and Control Software, (including aspects of budgets and resources)
    • Knowledge of the Engineering and Construction Industry
    • Competent IT skills including MS Excel and the ability to use this to manipulate data and produce data gathering templates
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint including SharePoint Lists
    • An ability to effectively interpret data and provide input on business process improvement
    • Experience using data visualisation tool Microsoft Power BI, creating meaningful graphs and dashboards


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador). SCS Railways is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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