Project Controls Lead - Cork


DPS has an excellent opportunity for a Project Controls Lead in Cork

Project Controls & Procurement
Years of Experience Req.:
10+ years' professional experience.
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Permanent full-time

DPS Group is a global engineering, consulting and project management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. DPS delivers services for clients across the complete engineering and construction value chain including feasibility studies, concepts, consulting, architecture, engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation; as well as contingent staffing solutions.


DPS applies its extensive process engineering expertise built over 46 years, as well as significant Lean Construction experience to assist clients in high-end process sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech, and semiconductors to deliver manufacturing facilities speedily, safely and cost-effectively. What sets the firm apart is the partnerships it builds with clients through a fundamental understanding of their businesses and its own agility, flexibility, original thinking and high-caliber people.


DPS has grown substantially in recent years and now employs more than 2,000 people in 16 offices and on client sites in Ireland, U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switz588950.800851erland, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. For more information, visit


About this Opportunity

The Project Controls Lead will lead a Project Controls Team at DPS Cork. He/she will carry out all cost control functions as a lead on various projects during the design, procurement, construction and C&Q phases. The Project Control Lead will continuously monitor variances from the cost and schedule baseline and will take effective corrective action to achieve minimum cost and time overruns. He/she will ensure that procedures are applied to monitor expenditures and performance against the progress of a project. All changes to the cost and schedule baseline need to be recorded and the expected final outcomes are continuously forecasted. The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of their teams’ deliverables within an agreed schedule, within an agreed set of hours and to an acceptable quality.


Summary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in establishing the contract price budget and submit monthly cost reports
  • Provide all necessary information requested to manage projects in relation to the cost and estimate
  • Establish rules and methodology according to with the client requirements on cost reporting and forecasting
  • Effectively support the finaliz588950.800851ation of estimates into the contract price budget
  • Manage key communications with key stakeholders across the duration of projects and take the lead on strategic cost control efforts within a project acting as the cost control SME when required
  • Lead Cost Control efficiency initiatives within the department and on client projects
  • Although the role is primarily office-based some site-based work will be required. Occasional in-country and overseas travel may also be necessary for short periods
  • Other reasonable work as requested by the Operations Director Cork


Candidate Requirements

  • Candidates should have a third level qualification in the relevant discipline and typically 10+ years’ procurement/cost controls experience
  • Ideally a member of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland or an equivalent body.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design office or equivalent client engineering team
  • Experience managing a team of personnel in a similar environment
  • Knowledge of auditing, budgeting, estimating, and forecasting
  • Knowledge of lean working practices
  • Ability to work in a in fast-paced working environment and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, multitasking and communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills • Self-starter capable of working on own with minimal supervision and capable of supervising direct reports
  • Strong attention to detail and reporting skills
  • Computer literate
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