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Sr. Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: NA-002846
  • Sector: Aviation
  • Location: New York
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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 New York, NY office as an Sr Project Controls Manager.


Serves as the team leader on major projects and is the client’s main contact for providing Project cost and schedule management services, including invoice validation, cost forecasting and reporting, change management, close out administration, earned value and Risk Management.

  • Manages staff co-ordination and workload and directly supervises and mentors the project controls team as a subject matter expert. 
  • Manages, revises, and maintains status of the detailed project cost estimate/forecast to include all phases of project execution from design/engineering, material/equipment procurement and deliveries, construction contracts through start-up activities and closeout. 
  • Tracks and analyzes the project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals, and forecasts using Earned Value methodology. Analysis includes forecast and variance analysis (Cost and Schedule), trends, Risk Analysis with evaluation of contingency reserve and developing and maintaining an Issue log. 
  • Participates in the development and improvement of project controls systems. Recommends improvements in systems, tools, and methods of project controls and project management. 
  • Establishes a project work breakdown structure in line with industry best practices. 
  • Assists in analyzing project control requirements as part of the bid review process to insure all cost control requirements are incorporated into individual contracts and purchase orders. 
  • Interacts with other project groups in relation to cost codes, purchase order commitments, change orders. 
  • Assists in creating detailed project budgets from estimates and in the development of cash flow projections 
  • Works with senior project management staff in managing the overall project cost control efforts. 
  • Works with scheduling staff to develop, manage, revise, and update integrated detailed project schedules including all phases of project execution. 
  • Assists in early identification of long lead items, resource constraints, and required project start dates. 
  • Manages key project indicators and project commercial reports. 
  • Manages internal job costing in relation to the fee and services to be provided, resources required and all project reporting including job number, Project Status Report (PSR) and other company reporting policies. 
  • Produces forecasts of total project costs, annual costs, and monthly cash flow costs and provides variance analysis and explanations. 
  • Manage Risk Management process including driving the identification, evaluation, mitigation and management process of the Risk management. 
  • Assists in coordinating engineering and construction activities in conjunction with overall project schedule requirements. Incorporates engineering and construction contractor schedules into overall project schedules. 
  • Works with the senior project management staff in ensuring all contract deliverables and deadlines are met. 
  • Provides senior level general project management support as necessary (e.g., financial/operational budgeting, consolidation, analysis, forecasting; business development; pricing; billing; key client/consultant relationship management). 
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus ten years relevant experience. Must have strong cost management, scheduling, and project planning and estimating skills, as well as the communication skills necessary to interface with external engineering, architectural and construction firms, suppliers, the management team and other organizations within client organizations. Must be able to use A/E and CM cost and/or schedule information to evaluate project status. Must have experience in developing budgets, cash flows, financial analysis and/or schedules

  • Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Must have thorough understanding of different types of contracts (Lump Sum, T&M etc.) and its implications on Project Management and overall project risks. 
  • Working knowledge of industry standard software and ERP, Planning & Scheduling, and cost management applications. 
  • Experience with Primavera and Microsoft Project is preferred. 
  • Must be adept at managing large dataset, preparing trend curves and performance dashboards and performing statistical and financial analysis in MS Excel or equivalent solution. 
  • Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.

  • PMP – Project Management Professional (PMI) or CCP - Certified Cost Professional (AACE) or EVP – Earned Value Professional (AACE)

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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