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Jacobs Project Controls Manager in Bristol, United Kingdom

Project Controls Manager


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

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Business Unit Description:

The Nuclear New Build (NNB) team are the Programme Management Partner for the Client at Hinkley Point C.

This dynamic Team provide support to Buildings & Civils:

  • Project Management & delivery of Building and Civil Work on the main construction site:

1.Conventional Island

2.Balance of Plant

3.Nuclear Island

  • Specific work packages include:


2.Main Civil Works

3.Marine Works

4.Heat Sink

5.Project management & co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team to deliver scope

Client Overview:

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants.

The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.

Construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities, up to 1,000 apprenticeships and 64% of the project’s construction value is predicted to go to UK companies. There are currently over 3,100 workers on site.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, Hinkley Point C will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two EPR reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or 600 million tonnes over its 60-year lifespan.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Role Overview:

The Project Controls Manager (PCM) responsibilities include the implementation and management of Cost, Schedule, Risk, Estimating; and, Baseline Management across the programme.

Principal duties consist of managing, directing, controlling, and updating the Integrated Work Schedule from planning through to executing, controlling, monitoring, and closing.

Act as the main interface between Contractors and Project Managers to provide weekly and monthly updates on progress.

Support the Project Manager through the identification of emerging trends and critical path analyses.


The job-holder will maintain Project data within their area of work and will be expected to identify local issues and suggest resolutions or changes. The job-holder's line manager will be accountable for the data and decisions will be referred upwards accordingly.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Creation and update of full-lifecycle schedules at varying detail levels, to support: Execution of work, reporting and forecasting, scenario planning, risk management; strategic planning; and stakeholder management.

  • Schedule management of complex and inter-related projects, including resource scheduling and cost loaded programmes.

  • Coordinate with contractors for schedule, cost, and resources’ baseline and updated information, weekly and monthly, to support delivery and monthly reporting.

  • Determine and analyse both schedule and cost variances between baseline and updated contractor schedules on a weekly and monthly basis.

  • Conducting interactive planning sessions with internal and external stakeholders to capture and reflect all interfaces.

  • Forensic programme analysis and summating into executive reports with recommendations.

  • Support to change process.

  • Creation and maintenance of underpinning cost estimates which capture all scope to be executed, including 3rd party costs.

  • Routine cost capture and progress updates to support delivery and reporting.

  • Advanced Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule and analysis skills Cost estimate, cost allocation, cost forecast, and cash flow.

  • Resources estimate, allocation, levelling, and forecasting, etc.

  • Administration and forecasting of risk time and cost, including support to change process.

  • Provision of risk data to support cost model and schedule updates.

  • Risk analysis and management Detailed Procurement, Pre-Construction, and Construction project scheduling practice, principle, and analysis.

  • Configuration control of the project Baseline.

  • Oversight of cost / time change impacts to the Baseline

  • Implementation and management of earned value analysis.

  • Peer review management of contractor outputs to provide assurance checks for compliance. Responsible for issue resolution.

  • Provide the directorate with the appropriate Management Information (MI) and insights needed to inform business decision making.

  • Propose mitigating plans for eliminate or minimize the negative impact to the project.


  • Hinkley Point C is a circa £20bn project.

  • The scope of each individual role will vary depending on the job-holder’s area of responsibility.


  • Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

  • Note2: Based on Client site Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

  • Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role

  • Note4: Please provide proposed travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Degree educated with a civil or construction bias and with an extensive career track record demonstrating progressing to management level in similar role.

  • Project and construction management including control principles and systems.

  • Advanced skills and knowledge of understanding both sequences of construction and operation of Primavera P6 software.

  • Standardise project reports to monitor schedule progress, expenditures, resources usage, and variances.

  • Forecasting and trend analysis methodology, required for updating project schedules and estimates.

  • Construction claim avoidance and claim resolution techniques.

  • Project life cycle of conceptualization, planning, execution, controlling, monitoring, and closing.

  • Independent judgement and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply both managerial and technical skills effectively.

  • High attention to detail and peer analysis.

  • High level of analytical and numerical skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • MS office proficient.

  • English fluent – written & verbal.


  • Substantial proven relevant experience in a Project Controls environment in a similar PCM role on a major construction project.

  • Experience in the use of an earned value management tool such as EcoSys.

  • Experience of developing estimates and budgets for major infrastructure programmes.

  • Experience in the Nuclear sector Experience in the use of industry-standard software, such as Primavera P6, EcoSys, Safran (QSRA), Teamcenter, @risk, Synchro, Acumen Fuse and ARM.

  • Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC.

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.

  • French language – written & verbal.

The HPC Project Controls team operate or interface with the following key systems and a working knowledge of these systems would be an advantage:

  • EcoSys (Cost, Changes, Earned Value Management);

  • ARM (Risks, Opportunities, Trends);

  • @risk (QCRA);

  • Safran (QSRA);

  • Primavera P6 (Scheduling);

  • Synchro (Schedule 4D modelling);

  • Acumen Fuse (Schedule Analysis);

  • Adobe Professional (Report Publishing);

  • Power BI (Business Intelligence Analytics);

  • Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access);

  • SAP (Financial);

  • CEMAR (Supply Chain);

  • Teamcenter (Document Control).

Additional Requirements:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol

Req ID: ATE0003JH