Lead Project Controller

Full Time
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Post Date: May 2, 2024
  • Apply Before: September 28, 2029
Job Description

In Project Controls, our goal is to ensure the right rigor around schedule and cost management processes to deliver projects on-time and within budget. With focus and rigor around tools, processes, operating rhythm, and people, here you shall have the opportunity to learn, contribute and excel in one of the best Project controls functions in the industry. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Ensure compliance to Global Standards for planning and cost control
  • Lead Project Controls team in large projects including both Schedule and Cost Control functions
  • Manage project portfolio and identify and mitigate transactional and systemic risks to cost and schedule
  • Manage workload of team to ensure there is requisite resources and skills available to meet project needs
  • Collaborate and align with other local function leaders
  • Overall supervision of team


  • Builds tender integrated schedules using the established tools and processes and challenges the team to ensure schedule risk is managed with a balance of competitive offering aligned to historical performance
  • Builds and maintain the single project schedule representing the entire project by integrating inputs from all functions, units and third parties contributing to the project
  • Ensure proper linkages in schedule to show all interdependencies between contributing parties
  • Ensure functional owners sign off on commitments and are made accountable for their date
  • Works collaboratively with other overall project planning team to ensure optimal alignment of schedule with overall schedule
  • Delivers a high quality schedule aligned with global standards to ensure project is accurately represented
  • Maintains schedule thru the entire project obtaining inputs from all project contributors
  • Drives regular operating rhythm with project team to review schedule status and operating rhythm
  • Challenges functional owners on forecast completion dates to ensure dates are realistic
  • Provides schedule analysis to forecast schedule risk and opportunities using available tools and experience
  • Provides look ahead, backlog and future late reporting with prioritizations to clearly communicate potential and real risk and drive the project priorities
  • Generates what if” scenarios to optimize execution and works with project teams to evaluate feasibility
  • Provides strategies to mitigate risks
  • Drives functional owners to mitigate risks and follows up with functional owners on risk mitigation actions
  • Collaborate with 3rd parties on project schedules and cost
  • Provides and communicate regular status reporting

Cost Controlling

  • Ensure the project cost are managed with global standard tools and processes
  • Reviews project schedule and progress to identify cost risks and opportunities
  • Reviews project scope evolution to identify cost risk and opportunities
  • Reviews functional execution and events to identify cost risks and opportunities
  • Provides cost analytics using project information and analysing cost and productivity trends
  • Support PM to align project budgets to as sold in appropriate systems
  • Own and drive the Budget Deviation Process with tools
  • Drives a regular cost operating rhythm to discussion risk and opportunities
  • Develops cost forecasts based on functional input and analytics, challenges functional estimates where needed
  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast.  Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates
  • Communicates cost status/forecasts/risk to functional cost owners and drives/supports risk mitigation
  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status and actions
  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.
  • Provide time based cost forecasts to support revenue recognition
  • Analyze all the risks and opportunities communicate clearly priorities and potential impacts
  • Support change order analysis
  • Support claim preparations
  • Lead the team of Project Cost Control analysts on larger projects
  • Ensure quality of the project controlling reporting
  • Ensure accuracy of cost budgets, actuals, and forecasting
  • Ensure collaboration with functional cost owners to find strategies to reduce cost
  • Ensure Alignment to established standards (WBS, process, procedures, tools usage)

Quality & Lean

  • Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes at GSI level and Project Controls Function
  • Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner
  • Identify areas of opportunity for standardization / optimization and where possible participate in a Kaizen or similar lean event to implement any identified improvements


  • Demonstrate commitment to safety through participation in formal and informal discussions
  • Adhere to all safe working procedures in accordance with instructions
  • Ensure safety work instructions are complied
  • Participate in the resolution of safety issues.
  • Initiate actions to improve health and safety where needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (with financial training preferably)
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory and French speaking skill will be a plus
  • Strong working experience for High Voltage Substation Projects and/or EPC Projects environment, as Lead Project Planner and/or Lead Cost Controller
  • Proficiency in using Primavera P6
  • Knowledge of forensic analysis on large complex turnkey projects
  • Experience in team management responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Strong cost management, forecasting and scheduling

Desired Characteristics

  • Able to drive project teams to control the project.
  • Analytical skills to use data to forecast outcomes.
  • Clear communicator with strong communication and influencing skills.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No