Senior Project Controls Manager

4 days ago
Job Description

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:

This is an opportunity to be involved in the delivery of major sports stadiums and associated projects in Saudi Arabia. Mace is currently delivering the programme which will require high-calibre and experienced people to lead teams throughout each phase of the project.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey:

  • Safety first - Going home safe and well:

You will be a leading advocate of Mace's value of Safety First, and be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability, and project compliance standards.

You will champion a diverse and inclusive working environment and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people you manage.

  • Client focus - Deliver on our promise:

You will lead the delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.

You will be responsible for best-in-class service delivery and effective engagement with wider industry and professional bodies to promote Mace.

You will be a recognised expert in PMO and Project Controls, with a strong internal and external network (e.g. clients, contractors, consultancies, and other stakeholders)

  • Integrity - Always do the right thing:

You will lead and direct Project teams in the administration of the PMO and Project Controls process, particularly with respect to the cost, schedule, change, risk, and reporting.

You will directly influence long term development of strategy for a function or Business Unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.

You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.

  • Create opportunity for our people to excel:

You will mentor, coach, and develop your project team and provide an environment to share knowledge and experience.

You will actively network, innovate, and seek understanding of best practice, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace Group, the Centres of Excellence, Mace Way Control Centre, and Knowledge Hub.

You will use your network to identify talent, lead recruitment, and manage the development, retention, and mobility of people, and support our people to achieve their highest potential.

Job Summary:

Leads the implementation and delivery of a comprehensive range of PMO and Project Controls Services to support commissions and provide line management leadership and guidance for others disciplines within the PMO and Planning Centre of Excellence and the wider business (e.g. other Hubs, international business, and other Centres of Excellence) as required.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Accountable for the PMO and Project Controls Services performance on assigned commission/s.

  • Creates/designs effective PMO and Project Controls framework/strategy/s.

  • Manages and directs Clients, consultants, contractors, project team on all PMO and Project Controls management matters.

  • Is a trusted advisor to and builds strong professional relationships with Client organisations.

  • Acts as the PMO and Project Controls Subject Matter Expert on assigned project/s,/programme/portfolio/s.

  • Leads and directs the Project team in the administration of the PMO and Project Controls process, particularly with respect to the cost, schedule, change, risk and reporting to achieve key objectives and the escalation of performance and management issues.

  • Leads and directs periodic reporting and structured governance and performance meetings.

  • Leads and directs the developing and managing the Baseline (scope, time, cost, risk, assumptions) and the subsequent delivery performance, change and contingency monitoring including the delivery of Quantitative Risk Analysis (cost and time).

  • Ensures all activities/operations are carried out in line with Mace Control Centre, Client requirements and prevailing legislation.

  • Provides line management to more junior PMO and Project Controls resources and other Project/Programme staff as required.

  • Utilises expertise to mentor and assist the personal and career development of junior members of the PMO and Project Control team.

  • Innovates and aligns with industry best practice to ensure continued service excellence.

  • Leads the delivery of a high performing PMO and Project Control team on the assigned commission.

  • Supports the Hub PMO and Project Control Director with resourcing and recruitment for the assigned commission.

  • Works collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition and share responsibility for the proactive identification and management of the associated carbon emissions and reductions during the delivery of work.

You'll need to have:

  • Necessary visa criteria for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and have relevant work experience working on high valued projects/ programmes for a project management consultancy business, which are required for immigration and client approval.

  • Relevant university degree (e.g. construction, engineering) or equivalent.

  • PMO and Project Controls experience delivering a range of project management services on major construction programmes /portfolios.

Please note: Obtaining a visa in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is subject to a criminal record check, qualifications and mayencounter age restrictions.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of


Job Source:

Since day one, we have relentlessly pursued a better way. Our purpose - to redefine the boundaries of ambition - is the reason we do it. We are global experts in shaping and making the built environment. We support clients at every stage of the property lifecycle, from development and consultancy to construction and operations. You can see our impact everywhere: from skylines that form cities around the world to the infrastructure that communities depend on to live, work and play. Together, it all works towards our vision: leading the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. Today, we remain a privately owned business that has grown organically across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific. The driving force behind our success is our people who, with their collective expertise, push us to think differently and bravely lead the way. Our culture respects equality, values diversity and encourages individuality - accepting and appreciating all views and beliefs and providing an environment for ideas to come alive. We welcome everyone who shares the Mace values, regardless of background, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. Drawing on a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and expertise to challenge convention is our strength. It's the reason why we continue to grow and it's the secret to how we've built some of the world's most renowned buildings. Should you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require guidance about our recruitment process, please contact to speak to a member of our team.You can read our diversity and inclusion strategy here .

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