Project Controller (Fixed Term Contract) job vacancy


Overview: Project Controller (Fixed Term Contract) job vacancy in Newcastle Upon Tyne recruiting now

Ref: 1139545
Employer: Wood
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting Project Controllers on a fixed term basis (6 month contracts) to provide project control support and direction to the business. In addition to supporting Project Controls and the wider F&A function with enhanced cost and commercial focus, the position will also be fundamental in driving change and delivering a project control service to the business that focuses on increasing accuracy and integrity of our numbers and supporting operations to achieve efficiency.

This key role:

  • Works closely with Service Areas, Project Managers, Project Accountants and Billing Specialists to run all required project control and finance systems and tools
  • Works effectively across the project allocation to ensure that robust project controls takes place

Project Responsibilities

  • Provide support and share knowledge for complex job set ups in Oracle
  • Study and understand all relevant documents pertaining to the preparation of job set up as a quality control to ensure governance in commercial, cost, and contractual review
  • Responsibility for the Project Controls Mailbox and managing the business requests that come through
  • Monitor and control cost commitments and expenditures through live projects
  • Support Senior Project Officer in delivery of Operations Engagement sessions and the development of new and improved documentation, processes, and tools
  • Attend Project Reviews as necessary to provide project control support as required
  • Management of Project Variations
  • Regular communication/review with Service Areas to ensure integrity in budgets and expenditure
  • Highlight any unusual activity in projects and highlight to Project Accountants and Project Managers
  • Assist Project Accountants and Billing Specialists with any cost or invoicing related queries
  • Become an experienced user of OBIE reporting tool to hold review sessions with project management and champion its use across the business
  • Understand Azolve and coding process to allow expediting of approvals
  • Liaise with Time writing Central as required to ensure accurate and timely capture of costs and ensure costs are allocated accurately in accordance with approved project task structure
  • Manage appropriate costing tools and supporting tools related to job set ups in Oracle
  • Support the delivery of any necessary training and governance related to Oracle use and financial management

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the E&II business to develop a structure for project reporting requirements to ensure timely and accurate internal reporting
  • Produce and issue weekly end date reports to the business
  • Produce weekly and monthly project cost and status reports as they become established within the business as a requirement for internal control and client reporting

Skills / Qualifications

  • Numerical and analytical skills with an inquisitive background
  • Knowledge and application of cost management and cost reporting tools
  • Experience working on an ERP system
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office and excel skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Excellent customer service focus, both internal and external
  • Exceptional organisational skills and able to multi-task


  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in relevant technical or business discipline or can be substituted by suitable business experience
  • Previous experience in Project Controls/Finance roles

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.



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