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Senior Project Controller - Risk and Cost


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Swindon, GB, SN13 9NR

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Project Controller - Risk and Cost
Location:              Bristol or Corsham + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    Competitive salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF57870


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Project Controller at either of our Bristol or Corsham sites.


The role

As a Senior Project Controller, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll play a crucial role in managing the project controls aspects within major defence programmes, from initiation to completion. This includes the development and implementation of effective project control measures, such as schedule updates, cost forecasting and cost variance analysis and performance evaluation, to ensure that the project remains on track financially against the approved budget and schedule.


Day-to-day, you’ll collaborate closely with programme teams to develop cost and schedule estimates and forecasts, identifying potential risks and variance that may impact the Estimate to Complete (ETC). The role will also be responsible for assessing and managing the financial and schedule impact of changes in project scope, requirements or objectives, and updating the forecasts accordingly.


  • Prepare and deliver all necessary internal and external project control reports and documentation
  • Maintain the integrated master schedule and advised on critical paths and advise on schedule issues.
  • Provide key input into the production and management of Control Account Plans, including establishing basis of estimates and cost related assumptions and dependencies
  • Collate, organise, and present the necessary data to enable Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting
  • Provide the necessary input to enable Cost Risk Analysis (CRA)
  • Coordinate and develop project/programme spend projections, cost reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Coordinate and develop project work-in-progress (WIP), commitment and estimate at complete (EAC) forecasts


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and includes hybrid working arrangements. 


Essential experience of the Senior Project Controller

  • This role will suit candidates with a background in, project management and project controls; looking for a change in direction and a strong desire to develop themselves, as well as people with existing project experience as a project controller.
  • Considerable experience in the advanced application of Project Management techniques in a relevant technical project environment across the full project lifecycle
  • Previous experience on complex defence and/or engineering projects/programmes desirable, but not essential)
  • Experience in the application of SRA/CRA and EVM

Qualifications for the Senior Project Controller

We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 

For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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