Senior Project / Cost Control Manager

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QA - Doha
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Project/Program Management/Management

Job Description:

Senior Project / Cost Control Manager

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Project / Cost Control Manager to join our Qatar team! Based in our head office you will lead the internal COST CONTROL function across the sector. In this role you will get to make a positive impact on the delivery of project / cost controls services across the sector, and help create and implement internal best practices.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Leads Project / Cost Controls team within the central region and manages resource assignments and staffing requirements within the department.
  • Manages a diversified team of project controls managers/engineers who are qualified to analyze, evaluate, and forecast project costs and financial metrics.
  • Supports the Sector Manager in identifying means and methods for increasing margins, improving cashflow, and achieving top-line growth.  Leads and/or supports the delivery of various corporate requirements, including corporate reporting, business planning, cash management, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains regular contact with Program Directors/Managers to ensure that their Project Controls related requirements are fulfilled.
  • As a member of the Regional Project / Cost Controls Leadership, participates in identifying initiatives focused on the improvement and advancement of project controls services across the organization, and leads the implementation of those initiatives, either within the sector or across the region.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of established systems and procedures, and utilizes best practices to introduce further improvements to existing and new business processes.
  • Functionally manages project / cost controls resources within the sector, including staff assignments/requirements, performance reviews, training and development.
  • Provides training and orientation to the wider organization on the implementation of project controls best practices.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this role as may be required.
  • Interfaces with the Clients, attends regular meetings, and provides statistical reports.
  • Prepares status reports, oversees the preparation of monthly reports and prepares presentations regarding the progress of the work with respect to interim and major milestones.
  • Manages regular site inspections to assess contractor’s work progress based on approved schedule; planned versus actual progress.
  • Manages a unique technical team who are qualified to analyze, evaluate, and forecast project costs, as well as performance against an established schedule with critical milestones.
  • Manages the assessment of the impact(s) of design/construction changes and schedule slippages.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of an established system to show the hierarchy of plans and schedules.
  • Takes a lead in preparing schedule data for proposals or contract negotiations as requested and checks and confirms that the correct scope of work is reflected on assigned schedules.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Degree in Engineering, QS or related discipline with minimum 15 years’ experience in multi-national engineering firms, specifically cost controls and management experience across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Expertise in schedule and cost report development, monitoring, and reporting
  • Advantageous to have extensive experience of significant PM/CM contracts.
  • Project Management Certified is a plus.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and management skills.
  • Proven experience of working within complex construction environment.
  • Ability to follow through & clearly deliver work instructions in a complex stakeholder environment.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization (dual reporting). Ability to interact with senior-level management. Ability to consult, motivate, and negotiate effectively with client groups, co-workers, employees, vendors, and contractors

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Accounting (or related field).
  • Professional certification via a renowned accreditation body in engineering and/or project management.
  • 15+ years of related experience, including 5+ years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Experience in leading project / cost controls teams, either on major programs or at corporate level, within a reputed consultancy organization, and with specific emphasis on cost management functions.
  • Proficient PC skills including a proficiency in various Project Controls Software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Thorough knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Incumbent must meet Parsons Project Controls Manager Certification requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills at leadership level
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Proven ability in delivering informal and formal executive/c-suite level presentations, both internally and externally, for critical/high-importance business matters, e.g. substantiation of a business case or presenting a solution to a complex problem.
  • Thorough knowledge of industry best practices.
  • A desire to seek improvements despite the challenges.  

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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