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Principal Consultant – Project Controls (Defence) 

Job brief 

This is a key position within our business; we are looking for the right individual to help build our Project Controls capability and offering across our Defence business. We will expect the successful candidate to lead and mentor our staff on the various Project Controls assignments and to help develop new routes to market and actively engage in business development activities as and when required. To be part of the defence management team and to input to the strategic direction of the business and help meet our ambitious growth targets. 

Responsibilities 

  • To lead and influence the development and delivery of Project Controls Consultancy within the business 

  • To ensure the successful delivery of client facing assignments 

  • Support work winning and oversee the assembly of high-quality tenders and/or submissions 

  • Implementation of best practice methodologies 

  • Have authority on all aspects of Project Controls (Planning, Scheduling, Risk Management, Cost Control) 

  • Implementation of requirements for project planning, cost recording, reporting, and analysis 

  • Lead on governance and provide direction to ensure contractual obligations are met 

  • Identify, evaluate and drive key innovative and creative opportunities 

  • Market the organisation’s capabilities and win work with clients to support growth 

  • Maintain and develop highest standards of client relations including major client account management 

  • Maintain and report upon a Consultancy sales pipeline focused on delivery of project controls based consultancy offerings 

 

Requirements 

  • Experience in defining, managing and delivering within complex projects/programmes/portfolios 

  • Programme / Portfolio office organisation 

  • Lead assurance reviews on projects of increasing size and complexity and in the delivery of major business and change management solutions 

  • Fully conversant with continuous improvement and benchmarking methodologies 

  • Expertise in multiple planning management and control disciplines 

  • Fully conversant with risk and opportunity management including associated methodologies 

  • Ability to work on own initiative 

  • Demonstrable effective communication, negotiation and influencing skills 

  • Ability to bid manage complex proposals and provide technical assurance of bid costings and scope, leading bid teams and opportunity pursuit teams 

  • Ability to identify key areas for the department to develop capability 

  • Experience in a sales target, account focussed, new business environment 

  • Ability to lead development of new capabilities and be accountable for sales resulting from their development 

  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary programme teams; managing performance and delivery 

  • The suitable candidate will be expected to achieve Security Clearance 

 

Desirable 

  • Circa 15yrs relevant experience 

  • Recent experience of working within the Defence industry  

  • Full Member of APM or similar, possibly working towards Fellowship/Chartership 

  • APMP/APMQ Practitioner 

  • PRINCE2 - Practitioner 

  • Project Planning & Controls (PP&C)  Practitioner 

  • Management of Risk (MoR) - Practitioner 

 

Our People 

Our people define and shape our business; we continue to attract talented people to our business at all levels – we passionately believe in creating the right environment that allows our people to grow to their full potential and develop into the consummate professionals that our clients demand. By choosing i3Works, you will be electing to join a high performing organisation that routinely delivers beyond our client’s expectations. 

About i3Works 

i3Works is a dynamic and fast-growing Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M), Project Controls, Transformation and Agile consultancy that prides itself on efficient and effective delivery on behalf of our Clients. We work within the defence, nuclear, public sector, IT and infrastructure sectors across the South West & Increasingly Nationwide. Founded in 2014 we’re a fresh, vibrantagile organisation, where our staff have a direct influence on how we develop and shape our growing business. 

Our work is varied, exciting and challenging with a broad range of clients. Our head office is based in Bristol City Centre 

Job Type: Full-time 

Salary: £55,000.00 to £80,000.00 /year 

Our People

Our people define our business; we continue to attract talented people to our business at all levels – we passionately believe in creating the right environment that allows our people to grow and develop into the consummate professionals that our clients demand. By choosing i3Works, you will be electing to join a high performing organisation that routinely delivers beyond our client’s expectations.

About i3Works

i3Works is a dynamic and fast growing Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M), Project Controls, Transformation and Agile consultancy that prides itself on efficient and effective delivery. We work within the defence, nuclear, public sector, IT and infrastructure sectors across the South West and increasingly nationwide. Founded in 2014 we’re a fresh, vibrant agile organisation where our staff have a direct influence on how we develop and grow our growing business.

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