Project Controls Officer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
08 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
Job Function
Other, Project Controller
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Controls Officer- Milton Keynes- 6 month contract- £200 a day
My Client has released an exciting opportunity to join their team in Milton Keynes as a Project Support Officer. This is a varied role which is essential to allow the Project Manager's to fully concentrate on the delivery of projects whilst knowing that the support involved is being carried out effectively.
The right candidate must be able to cope, in what at times, can be a stressful job with time scales that may be extremely tight. The candidates must have strong communications skills, both oral and written and be able to communicate at all levels.
Key responsibilities:
To provide a comprehensive project support service directly supporting Programme Managers and Project Managers 
Act as point of contact in the team for internal and external customers, responding promptly to queries
Organise and manage dates and documentation for programme and project meetings
Organise and attend relevant internal IT meetings, including formulating and circulating agendas and action lists
Oversee Risks and Issues management
Ensuring compliance to commercial gate review process including where necessary preparation of documentation.
To play a key role in the development and monitoring of projects, checking quality of output and compliance with business requirements, including commitments in proposals
Monitor the delivery of work streams against plans, chasing and challenging progress as appropriate.
Represent the Project Manager at meetings as requested.
Administer, monitor and report on projects budgets in accordance with FCO Service processes and timetables.
Responsible for tracking actual project costs against allocated budgets and producing monthly reports
Create or maintain project plans using MS Project
Skills/Experience Required
Previous knowledge of, or experience within FCO Services or central government departments would be useful although not mandatory.
Mandatory Experience Required:
Good interpersonal and team player skills, working well with others and delivering results.
Good drafting skills such as minute taking.
Good numerical and project financial skills
Good organisational skills.
Managing and prioritising workload and time effectively and being able to respond to changing priorities. 
Must be experienced with core applications such as MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
Must have MS Project 2007
Working in a project environment, ideally supporting either large projects or multiple smaller projects
Prince 2 Foundation or Practitioner qualification and experience
To apply for this position please send a up to date CV 
Closing date is Thursday 8th @ 5pm

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