Project Controller (Derby)

£30,000 - £40,000 per annum

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are working with a business that are at the forefront of the digitalisation of the rail sector. Their flagship project is delivering traffic management solutions to the industry and they require a Project Controller who will be integral in terms of supporting the project management team with their day to day duties. 

The Opportunity

This will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to progress themselves in a growing business as they learn and develop under some highly experienced project management professionals. 


Reporting to the Project Manager, the role shall include but is not be limited to the following responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that Project Schedules are maintained up to date
  • Hold / attend regular project status reporting and review meetings
  • Act as progress chaser to hold to account staff and sub-contractors for performance against plan
  • Capture forecast covering the next 12-weeks in detail
  • Update and issue cost, budget and resource reports covering actuals and forecast
  • Provide analysis and report justifications for variance to plan
  • Assist in the impact analysis of project / contract change and production of Variation Orders / Change Proposals
  • Ensure that adequate project control mechanisms are in place and are being followed
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of operations processes
  • Assist in the reporting of adherence to Business Process and recommendation for improvement 

The Candidate

Qualifications & Experience      

  • Good knowledge of using PC tools especially Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good knowledge and capability in using project planning tools including Microsoft Project / Primavera P6 and MS Excel
  • Experience of tracking baselines and performance against budgets
  • Experience of analysing performance and forecasting projected costs and resource demand
  • The ability to work as part of a team working to high standards
  • Capable of working on own initiative in a structured and organised manner, recognising and meeting deadlines 

Possible job titles 

Assistant Project Manager, Project Controller, Project Support

£35,000 - £45,000

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