Project Controls Manager - Transit / Rail
Jacobs
Toronto, Ontario,Canada
2d ago

Description

The People, Places and Solutions Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.

Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.

We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.

The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs have a growing business in major transit programs and require a Project Control Manager to lead a growing project controls team.

The incumbent will be a Program and Project Controls Professional, who has substantial experience in all subject areas of program and project controls as well as the ability to provide guidance and leadership at all levels of the management structure.

The successful candidate will serve as a thought-leader, technical expert, process innovator, quality motivator, mentor and coach in cost control, scheduling, estimating, document management, risk assessment, contract administration, report development, and business system integration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a thought-leader and innovator in program and project controls.
  • Provide direction and expertise to project controls-related activities for assigned projects in support of the planning and execution of operational requirements.
  • Provide leadership on strategic initiatives within a department or project team. Provide advice and counsel to teams or individuals in all areas of professional expertise.
  • Matrixed accountability to a Program Package VP and Head of Program Services. Provide the client accurate project controls information in line with meeting program and project goals.
  • Create, implement, and execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast for cost and delivery timeframes for active and developing projects.
  • Successfully manage the relationships between the project controls functions including estimating, scheduling, cost control, risk management, and reporting for the program, projects and departmental process development and implementation.
  • Resolve issues and provide consistency between the cost control, planning / scheduling, and estimating functions and deliverables.
  • Establish and effectively leverage cross-discipline relationships within the departmental groups or project leadership teams to facilitate the development and implementation of effective and efficient project controls systems, processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with applicable external entities such as stakeholders, external partners, contractors, subcontractors, and other suppliers.
  • Represent project controls at project strategy coordination meetings.
  • Proven record of progressive experience in program and project controls
  • Able to interact with clients, establish relationship and articulate project wide issues
  • Qualifications

    Project Delivery Knowledge

  • Experience is required across all project delivery methods, including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and Public Private Partnerships / AFP delivery.
  • Apply the principles of project controls to cost control, planning / scheduling, estimating, document management, risk assessment, contract administration, report development and business system integration.
  • Having a background in project scheduling or related experience is an asset.
  • Resources / Capabilities

  • Demonstrate effective leadership in the execution of project controls activities within the department.
  • Responsible for staffing, resource planning and staff development.
  • Ability to influence and advise client staff and peers
  • Communications

  • Can effectively communicate concerns, complexities, general project controls information and other considerations to varied audiences including clients, departmental management, engineering, project and construction management, and project teams.
  • Can define and prepare accurate and meaningful reports, narratives, letters and memorandum which clearly communicate status, issues or other concerns on behalf of the program controls department.
  • Effectively manage and communicate with staff to organize and motivate them
  • Systems

  • Be proficient with spreadsheets, word processing software, databases and report writers.
  • Be knowledgeable on business systems and the interdependencies of these systems with program controls. Experience with specialized controls tools such as P6, CM14, Unifier, Ecosys, and ARM is an asset
  • Define the strategy, deployment, and modification of program and project controls systems as appropriate to support project-specific execution requirements.
  • Implement and effectively use company and industry-standard project controls systems.
  • Project Delivery Knowledge

  • Experience is required across all project delivery methods, including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and Public Private Partnerships / AFP delivery.
  • Apply the principles of project controls to cost control, planning / scheduling, estimating, document management, risk assessment, contract administration, report development and business system integration.
  • Having a background in project scheduling or related experience is an asset.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience with increasing responsibility in the Management of Project Controls on large projects.
  • Transportation project experience and specifically transit experience is a plus.
  • Active membership or accreditation in AACE, PMI, or similar association is a plus.
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