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Project Controller

Project Controller

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Project Controller - £35 per hour inside ir35 - 6 months (extensions highly likely) - Stevenage - Hybrid (3 days onsite after initial training) - one stage interview - Sector: Aerospace

Yolk recruiting is recruiting for a Project Controller to work with a global leader in aerospace technology.

Role Overview

  • To actively manage the financial situation of spacecraft supply projects.
  • To ensure all deliverables are met with regard to monthly reporting to Primes or to ensure accurate and timely reporting to the local Controlling Business Partners or to the Work Package Managers (WPM), Project Managers (PM), Business Unit Leaders.
  • To be the review point of all financially relevant contractual matters i.e. Supply Contracts, Works Orders, Change Notices or Direct Contract with an external customer.
  • To be empowered to engage fully in all financial topics and to summarize points in a way that supports rapid decision making - collect background information on possible scenarios and share findings with the Business Unit Business Partner to ensure all alternatives are covered and to share experience before finalising on a recommendation.
  • To oversee and ensure that currency coverage for the projects under your control are comprehensive and respond to the reporting requirements of Treasury.
  • To manage the allocation of cost to work package and provide high quality variance analysis with inputs from Work Package Managers (WPMs) and Project Managers (PMs).


  • Produce monthly financial reporting on project Key Performance Indicators comparing Actuals against Budget and Forecast [Sales, Margin, Cost, & Cash].
  • Hold regular cost reviews with Work Package Managers to capture Cost To Complete (CTC) encompassing labour costs, materials and equipment costs.
  • Work alongside your projects to ensure on time financial milestone achievement & ensure the necessary process is followed.
  • Analysis of project actual costs and correction of mis-bookings.
  • Quarterly amendments to the CDP Pool to reflect the latest project status after agreement with the UK Financial Controller / Prime Controllers and Business Unit Leaders.
  • Forecasting of project resourcing/manpower requirements by work package.
  • Quarterly tracking of major project non-quality events for communication to senior Management.
  • Forecasting and management of project foreign currency requirements [EUR, USD, CAD].
  • Ensure that the impacts of any project changes e.g. scope, schedule, etc. [on Sales, Margin, Cost, & Cash] are properly controlled and assist the Project Manager with creating Contract Change Notes / Change Proposals.

Core Skills:

  • High MS Excel literacy.
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Financially aware with high business partnering acumen.
  • Critical thinking & ability to constructively challenge the operational business.
  • Project Based environment.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience from management accounting role within a project-based environment, CIMA or ACCA qualified or trainee.
  • Another European Language (French / German) would be advantageous.
  • Experience in a large, multi-national environment
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