Jacobs Project Controls Manager, Transit / Rail - Toronto in Toronto, Ontario

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as a thought-leader and innovator in program and project controls.

• Provide direction and expertise to project controls-related activities for assigned projects in support of the planning and execution of operational requirements.

• Provide leadership on strategic initiatives within a department or project team. Provide advice and counsel to teams or individuals in all areas of professional expertise.

• Matrixed accountability to a Program Package VP and Head of Program Services. Provide the client accurate project controls information in line with meeting program and project goals.

• Create, implement, and execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast for cost and delivery time frames for active and developing projects.

• Successfully manage the relationships between the project controls functions including estimating, scheduling, cost control, risk management, and reporting for the program, projects and departmental process development and implementation.

• Resolve issues and provide consistency between the cost control, planning/scheduling, and estimating functions and deliverables.

• Establish and effectively leverage cross-discipline relationships within the departmental groups or project leadership teams to facilitate the development and implementation of effective and efficient project controls systems, processes and procedures.

• Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with applicable external entities such as stakeholders, external partners, contractors, subcontractors, and other suppliers.

• Represent project controls at project strategy coordination meetings.

• Proven record of progressive experience in program and project controls

• Able to interact with clients, establish relationship and articulate project wide issues

Project Delivery Knowledge

• Experience is required across all project delivery methods, including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and Public Private Partnerships/ AFP delivery.

• Apply the principles of project controls to cost control, planning/scheduling, estimating, document management, risk assessment, contract administration, report development and business system integration.

• Having a background in project scheduling or related experience is an asset.


• Demonstrate effective leadership in the execution of project controls activities within the department.

• Responsible for staffing, resource planning and staff development.

• Ability to influence and advise client staff and peers


• Can effectively communicate concerns, complexities, general project controls information and other considerations to varied audiences including clients, departmental management, engineering, project and construction management, and project teams.

• Can define and prepare accurate and meaningful reports, narratives, letters and memorandum which clearly communicate status, issues or other concerns on behalf of the program controls department.

• Effectively manage and communicate with staff to organize and motivate them


• Be proficient with spreadsheets, word processing software, databases and report writers.

• Be knowledgeable on business systems and the dependencies of these systems with program controls. Experience with specialized controls tools such as P6, CM14, Unifier, Ecosys, and ARM is an asset

• Define the strategy, deployment, and modification of program and project controls systems as appropriate to support project-specific execution requirements.

• Implement and effectively use company and industry-standard project controls systems.

Job: *Project Controls and Scheduling

Title: Project Controls Manager, Transit / Rail - Toronto

Location: CA ONTARIO-Toronto

Requisition ID: 180004FY

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