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Deputy Program Controls Director

  • Job reference: NA-003106
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Programme Management
  • Location: Atlanta
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, Georgia as a Deputy Program Controls Director.




Provides accounting related control of a significant project or program, including budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, systems management, contract compliance, and billing/invoicing/accounts payable coordination and review.



  • Manages and oversees program controls team for design and construction projects. Responsible for overseeing the project planning, scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring of projects.
  • Manages program controls personnel including cost analyst, schedulers, estimators and document control professionals.
  • Establishes and updates operating policies to increase efficiency and mitigate risk.
  • Provides guidance and consultation for Project Managers and Construction Managers. Reports to the Program Controls Director.
  • Ensures projects are executed in accordance with contractual requirements, Program Management Plan and
  • Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Analyzes variances in cost and schedule performance against the plan, and communicates the reasons for the issuance of variance and proposed mitigation plans to Project Management.
  • Supervises the implementation of Work Breakdown and Project Coding Structures for control and integrity of work to be performed as defined by the contract.
  • Provides regular, timely updates on project status to senior leadership.
  • Experience implementing program controls dashboards is preferred.
  • Experience implementing PMIS systems is preferred


  • Bachelor's degree with major in Accounting, Finance or related field. Minimum seven years experience in financial and administrative work with at least five years in a supervisory capacity with budget responsibility.


  • Knowledge of e-Builder or other PMIS System
  • Experience working on a program controls team
  • Experience working on a capital program
  • Experience working in the construction industry
  • Excellent team leadership skills, oral / written communication skills, facilitation skills and business acumen.
  • Experience leading a group of estimators, schedulers and cost engineers


  • PMP Certification and/or PMBOK knowledge preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field.
  • 8 years of project management, project scheduling and cost management experience.
  • Ability to manage a team of estimators, schedulers and cost analysts

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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