Senior Project Controller

Job ID
Job Locations
UK-England-Bristol | UK-Hertfordshire-Stevenage
Position Type
Permanent or Fixed Term Contract
Position Category
Project Management
# of Openings


Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering services. We help businesses harness unrelenting technological change to successfully deliver innovations that will help them gain a competitive advantage and improve the everyday lives of people around the globe.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Controller to work with our client at one of their sites in Bristol or Stevenage.


Candidates will ideally have worked for an aerospace company, in the defence industry or wider engineering industry.


The working pattern will be 4 days on site at the client’s facility in Bristol or Stevenage and 1 day working remotely.


With the recent growth across our Project Control function, we have opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated Project Planners and Project Controllers to join our team, where you will have an opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career within a collaborative and encouraging environment.You will be working on:

  • Project Health -Validation of individual Project assessments and identification of issues and risks within the Project assessments for discussion with the project.
  • Schedule Assessment - steering the validation of Project level schedules as accurate, coherent and in accordance with the Programme planning principles.
  • Integrated Baseline Management - Leading the generation of the Integrated Baseline schedule in order to successfully deliver the programme in accordance with planning principles.
  • Costs to Go (and associated EAC) - validation of Project level costs to go as accurate and appropriate, including assessment of outlying forecasts, to support the EAC.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management - Leading all Schedule Risk Analysis across the Projects where SRA is appropriate.
  • New Business - Active involvement in Bid Team activity, ensuring the Project Management ‘basics' are appropriately considered and implemented

What we are looking for from you:

  • Planning experience - ranging from detailed planning to summary level milestone delivery plans.
  • Capability in creating and maintaining project structures (WBS/CBS/OBS)
  • Experience in generating and analysing project performance data (schedule, resource, and cost).
  • Ability to perform and analyse SRA/Critical Path Analysis/EVM
  • Motivation to determine root cause and identify corrective action
  • Experience of Project Management Toolsets (SAP/ARM/Primavera/Oracle Unifier)
  • Knowledge of Baseline Management and Change Control
  • Accountability for project data – owning the quality of the project control reporting suite
  • Ability to influence, work independently and be part of an integrated multi-functional team
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage conflicting demands


  • Microsoft Project, Excel with a knowledge of PowerBI being an advantage. Results driven individual with a proactive approach 
  • Understanding and involvement in Project Estimate at Completion/Forecast Cost at Completion reviews.
  • Risk & Opportunities / What- If analysis
  • Understanding of resource loaded schedules


  • Min of 5 years in a project coordination role - PMO or Project Management, ideally in a procurement environment. 

What do I need before I apply

  • Candidates will need to be eligible for UK MoD security clearance, we are unable to accept candidates not based in the UK.


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and our peers through good times and challenges  
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects   
  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses  
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!   
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo 
  • As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:
    • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
    • Communicating and promoting vacancies
    • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
    • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
    • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”. 


We treat everyone fairly and equitably across the organisation, including providing any additional support and adjustments needed for everyone to thrive

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