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We are currently looking to recruit a Project Controller.  This role will be working as part of the Programme Management Office (PMO) embedded into the Delivery Offices within Capital Delivery. The Project Controller will maintain and assure key project data on the delivery of the capital projects through the business systems and tools (i.e., SAP, and P6) throughout the project or programme lifecycle.

What you’ll be doing as a Project Controller

The Project Controller needs to ensure the maintenance of accurate programme and project baselines (cost and schedule) of a capital programme of circa £1bn per annum over the AMP. You will be responsible for gathering, inputting and providing information on the cost performance of the programme to the Delivery Office management team in conjunction with the Delivery Planner and Reporting Analysts within the Reporting and Controls teams.

This role also includes assuring the milestone and cost data from the contracting partners, quality-checking cost data and milestone integrity across the systems, and providing any appropriate challenges required on non-financial information. Pivotal attendee at project reviews is expected, to challenge and inform the data provided by delivery teams for Value of Work Done (VOWD), and to offer Planning, Project, Programme and Delivery Managers early insight into the numbers reported.

Hybrid – Clearwater Court

36 hours a week Monday to Friday

We are looking for you to have:

  • Proven delivery experience, ideally with regulatory reporting experience gained in a commercial or project controls environment.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills and use of Office 365 reporting Packages.
  • A good working knowledge of SAP and awareness of Planning Software (preferably Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project).
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Assure system data integrity and alignment with current governed / change decision correcting where identified.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills in writing and orally.

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining at an exciting time for Capital Delivery as we build on our capability and capacity to deliver a growing portfolio of projects. Which is crucial to improving our operational resilience and performance.

  •  Competitive salary from £35,000 pa to £45,000 pa.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays).
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.