Senior Programme Controller - Hampshire

Project Management
Ref: 1705 Date Posted: Friday 17 Jun 2022
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Senior Programme Controller
Location:                 Home working with occasional days onsite in Havant
Salary:                      £45,000 to £47,000 (dependant on experience) + excellent benefits
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Programme Controller to join a company who are a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training, and through-life support, spanning the defence and civil sectors.

Please note
Rules onsite require British Citizenship, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
Senior Programme Controller Role
  • The Senior Programme Controller will demonstrate leadership, value add and enthusiasm to the Programme Manager and Programme Control Team Lead ensuring that the programme is fully compliant with the Programme Performance Management Process.
  • Deliver expert services in Scheduling, Cost, Risk and Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Control Account Management and Work Package Management.
  • Development and maintenance of Performance Measurement Baselines, ensuring fully integrated Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Statement of Work (SOW), Schedule, Earned Value and Risk baselines
  • Maintenance of the programme Integrated Master Plan (IMP), ensuring traceability between Statement of Work, Work Breakdown Structure, CDRLS and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is held within the IMP/IMS
  • Maintains schedule management plans and that their IMPs, IMSs and all supporting schedules are inclusive of all relevant activities and dependencies, are fully integrated and current.
  • Ensure that time-phased predictive analyses, critical path verification and schedule risk assessments are performed to assure the capability of the program to meet their commitments.
  • Ensure resolution of schedule conflicts and develops & implements work-around strategies and tactical alternatives.
  • Ensure performance and health metrics analysis is used to drive actions resulting in improved programme performance.
  • Support the annual Comprehensive Estimate at Completion (CEAC) and Monthly Estimate at completion (EAC) Process
  • Support Work Package Managers with the establishment of Earned Value (EV) plans and advise on the appropriate use of EV techniques, together with analysis of their work packages in terms of performance / variance to plan.
  • Provide supporting data for programme reviews covering Schedule, Risk and EVM and provide timely reports, measurements, and performance assessments.
  • Assist Programme Control Team Lead with delivering a risk management service for Programme risks identification, assessment, mitigation planning, mitigation action tracking and reporting of risks and opportunities status.
  • Co-ordinate Monthly Risk Management Reviews working closely with the Programme Manager re Agenda Items and Meeting Action Items.
  • Ensure that risk mitigation activities are embedded in the cost and schedule baseline and that risk impacts and fall-back plans are properly assessed for the establishment of Management Reserve & schedule margin.
  • Participation in development, documenting, execution, monitoring, and improvement of department processes to ensure economic, rapid responses to existing and new customer requirements. Support to the generation of new business opportunities across projects by active involvement in on contract growth and new Business.
  • Provide Skilled Planning / Scheduling and Risk & Opportunity Management Subject Matter Expertise to other areas of the business as directed by the Programme Office Manager.
Senior Programme Controller skills and experience
  • SME in Programme Performance Management
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Project® and Deltek Open Plan®
  • Proficient use of ARM (Risk Management) 
  • Proficient knowledge in the application of Earned Value Management, particularly on complex or large engineering programmes.
  • Experience with schedule risk management tools
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a challenging and exciting Senior Programme Controller role where you will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package as well as the opportunity to take on increased responsibility within the business.
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