Program Controls Manager

Program Controls Manager  – Defence Estate Works Program

In today’ complex environment, now more than ever, Defence clients need partners that bring new ideas and smart knowledge to their business. Aurecon is an Australian owned business that combines our deep engineering and design capability, with our advisory expertise to deliver services based solutions, that empower Defence client to make informed capital decisions.

Aurecon has worked alongside Defence for over 30 years to deliver high quality, practical and deliverable outcomes. Our project team working with the Defence Estate Works Program Office is seeking a Program Controls Manager for our Program Delivery Services Team, working on a 6 year program of works across the entire Defence Estate.

This is a full time role and the Program Controls Manager will work within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with Aurecon’s business objectives. They will be expected to be able to lead and manage a diverse controls team that will be both co-located in the Program Management Office and also dispersed across most major Aurecon Offices in Australia in the Regional Delivery Teams.

The person/s nominated to provide these services will be required to hold (or obtain) an Australian Government security clearance.

The Program Controls Manager is responsible for managing the functional framework of Program and Project control and reporting for the Program and Teams. This includes establishing and maintaining the guidelines, procedures, processes and systems to be used on the overall Program, amending these from time to time to improve efficiency as required and rolling these out across the Program, with ongoing oversight of their use. It is imperative that the Program Controls Manager is able to engender a team environment in dispersed team and work collaboratively with other supporting functions and operate as an effective team manager.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of the Program Controls Team and oversight of the Project Controls Officers supporting regional teams
  • Develop standard controls guidelines and processes for implementation across the Program (cost, schedule and planning, change, reporting and document control)
  • Deploy standard controls systems and monitor operation to achieve a consistent output across the Program (cost, schedule and planning, change, reporting and document control)
  • Mentor and coach members of the Controls team to maintain the level of capability of cost control, schedule and reporting support to the Program at an appropriate competency and standard
  • Provide Program level reporting in a format sought by Defence
  • Program finance budget management and performance
  • Support program integration, governance, formats, plan optimisation, and project controls best practices

Aurecon are seeking the following key qualities and skills:

  • Must be a competent user of Primavera P6 (essential), Prism G2 (essential) and Oracle Unifier (desired).
  • Must have knowledge of industry program delivery
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Solid knowledge and application of Change Management principles
  • Experience in the implementation of Earned Value Management based Project Control systems, in accordance with relevant national standards
  • Ability to effectively manage a diverse and dispersed team

What can Aurecon offer you?

At Aurecon, we are committed to fostering a culture that empowers our people, encourages sustainability and promotes team work and work life balance. We offer an attractive remuneration package along with a rewarding career experience within our large and diverse organisation. We support flexible work practices, including generous parental leave provisions, demonstrating an unwavering commitment as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

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