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Project Controls Manager - Somerset at Mace

Project Controls Manager - Somerset

Mace Bridgwater, Somerset Full Time
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Job Purpose / Overview

Working in the Scheduling Discipline of Project Controls, under the direction and leadership of the IPC Scheduling Manager, to establish, develop and maintain Project schedules / plans for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams. This will include the timely and accurate maintenance of the Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) in adherence with HPC processes, management of Level 3 (contract) schedules, and provision of time-related data and analysis. To assist and support the Central Controls Team when required to ensure alignment with the Level 2 (client) IWS. To support EDF Energy in making informed decisions to support the efficient and timely delivery of work scope.

It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.

Contextual Information

Operating Environment

Thinking Environment:

  • In order to understand the operating environment, the job-holder will be familiar with the following key documents contained within the Integrated Management System (IMS):
  • Company Manual – outlines the purpose of the company;
  • Project Execution Plan – describes the delivery strategy for the Project;
  • Project Manual – signposts readers to key procedures;
  • Project Controls Manual – how work is undertaken in the Project Controls Function;
  • Discipline-specific Procedures – detailed activity steps, interfaces, etc.
  • The Nuclear environment is highly regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR);
  • Nuclear Safety Culture is of paramount importance to the Project and is embedded throughout.
  • Key Interfaces include:

  • Scheduling Discipline;
  • Other Project Controls Disciplines (Cost, Estimating, Risk Opportunity Trend & Change (ROTC), Reporting, Project Controls Managers (PCMs));
  • Project & Programme Managers;
  • Supply Chain Partners (Tier 1).
  • Breadth of Responsibility:

  • People: None;
  • Budgets: None;
  • The job-holder will manage a number of Project contracts which will vary in size and complexity.
  • Framework & Boundaries

    Challenges and Problem Solving:

  • Ensure alignment of data between Scheduling and other Disciplines of Project Controls;
  • Work with key interfaces to identify and understand issues and concerns;
  • Collaboratively resolve issues, implement corrective action or escalate as required.
  • Decision-Making:

  • The job-holder will maintain Project data within their area of work and will be expected to identify local issues and suggest resolutions or changes. The job-holder's line manager will be accountable for the data and decisions will be referred upwards accordingly.
  • Principal Accountabilities


  • Support the IPC Scheduling Manager and/or PCM in the implementation and maintenance of Project Controls processes for Scheduling, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;
  • Collaborate with other Disciplines of Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork;
  • Maintain an awareness of schedule interfaces with other Programmes and their potential impact.
  • Core Processes:

  • Produce and maintain the schedule baseline IWS in Primavera 6 (P6), with fully logic-linked work plans aligned to the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and utilising approved construction techniques;
  • Ensure the Level 2 IWS is updated to an agreed timeframe for monthly reporting;
  • Ensure the HPC Level 3 schedules are updated when required to reflect work progress and performance, to an agreed timeframe defined by the Central Controls Team;
  • Ensure that contractor schedules are produced in accordance with HPC processes and ensure that they align to the IWS forecast position;
  • Maintain daily and weekly work planning in 4D model;
  • Provide quality checks on the Scheduling data;
  • Identify, analyse and provide solutions to time-related issues;
  • Co-ordinate and produce schedule reports to a defined reporting cycle;
  • Assist in the Trend & Change process, including analysis of schedule impact, generating performance indicators and providing feedback on areas of risk and opportunities;
  • Adhere to Project governance and Scheduling standards and procedures;
  • Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with EDF policies and procedures.
  • Dimensions

  • Hinkley Point C is a circa £20bn project;
  • This role will involve working in either the Central Controls Team, which is the sub-division of the Project Controls Function that operates at Project level, or an integrated multi-disciplinary delivery team for one of the six Programmes (Civils, Nuclear Island, Conventional Island, Equipment, Commissioning, or Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC);
  • The scope of each individual role will vary depending on the job-holder’s area of responsibility;
  • The role reports to the Lead Planning Engineer, who in turn reports to either the IPC Scheduling Manager (Central) or to the PCM for the Programme with a functional report to the IPC Scheduling Manager;
  • There are no subordinates in this role;
  • The role is based in either Bristol, Bridgwater or the Hinkley Point C site.

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