Interim Project Controls Assistant – Transport

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Interim Project Controls Assistant - Transport
Stratford, London
Interim Position

TL 0005 E6E0 / 1

Posted: 7th August 2022 20:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £222.00 per day PAYE TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Stratford, London,

    E20 1JN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Project Controls Assistant - Transport

Job Ref: TL 0005 E6E0 / 1

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

Basic DBS required

Hybrid role

The Project Controls Team are responsible for monitoring and systematically analysing progress and performance data on a variety of projects and new initiatives.  The role will help drive efficiency and ensure that value for money is delivered, whilst developing expertise in estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering.

The Project Controls Assistant will assist with control functions on major programmes, including: planning, risk management, governance, reporting, cost management, and resource management. They will support the creation and updating of programme data, support in the analysis of and assist with the interpretation of the reports produced and assist with the management of the relevant programme control systems and records.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist with the maintenance and updating of integrated programmes.
  • Assist with the analysis and reporting of projects and programmes.
  • Assist with cost analysis of projects and programme.
  • Assist with overall reporting and governance of the projects and programmes, including change control.
  • Assist with reviewing, updating and reporting of programme risk and opportunities.
  • Assist with the reporting and analysis of programme resource forecasts and staff levels.
  • Assist with the management and control of programme records and information.
  • Provide ad-hoc support and cover for project controls activity.
  • Contribute to driving and leading a positive safety culture within projects and ensuring their team is invested in managing and improving HSE performance.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Capital projects and programmes with an emphasis on Project Controls and how this supports and integrates with a wider high functioning environment.
  • Awareness of project planning, risk management, change control, and basic cost management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning and scheduling tools and techniques, standards and processes in a project management setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project and programme management methodologies and their practical application in a Transport setting.
  • An understanding of the organisation’s project and programme management methodologies and processes.
  • Good knowledge of various computer packages related to project management and or planning and scheduling.


  • Good influencing skills to manage and embed Project Controls methodology and process in support of delivery of high risk, value and complex project and programmes.
  • Information management and Reporting skills.
  • Stakeholder management skills.
  • Budgeting and cost management.
  • Strong IT skills and experienced at using Excel.


  • Dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels across the organisation influencing improving process to support project delivery.
  • Working with planning and scheduling standards, processes, tools and techniques across a capital delivery environment.
  • Working with project planning software.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: TL 0005 E6E0 / 1
Interim Project Controls Assistant - Transport
Client Category: Other Public Sector Body

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