Project Controls Manager


About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: VANCOUVER

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor

About this role: Project Controls Manager

Brunel is seeking a Project Controls Manager for our mining client in Vancouver, BC to lead and develop project controls staff, as well as provide guidance and coaching to consultants and contractors.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Maintain and demonstrate commitment to safety and environmental protection as a core value.
  • Develop appropriate RFP criteria, define bid evaluation criteria, and conduct bid reviews of consultants and contractors in the function of Project Controls.
  • evaluate service provider and/or contractor project controls systems and capabilities in advance of contract awards.
  • Ensure the project controls management plans are prepared and executed in a manner that provides accurate and timely control of project cost, schedule and scope.
  • Responsible for the set-up and implementation of the project controls management systems, processes and workflows, and staffing of the project controls team.
  • Ensure PDG Project Controls Overviews and Standards are properly applied and followed on the project.
  • Responsible for preparation and application of the project specific procedures and guidelines for project controls in alignment with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM).
  • Integrate the cost, schedule, change management and contract/procurement plans and activities to ensure alignment in monitoring and reporting cost, schedule and progress
  • Perform project control audits on service providers, as appropriate.
  • Provide timely, accurate, and in-depth analysis of project health with respect to trends and variances; provide root cause analysis and recommend corrective actions.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly internal project reports.
  • Prepare monthly project presentations, as appropriate.
  • Arrange and facilitate the weekly Project Controls review meetings, change management meetings, project services meetings, or any other regularly occurring meeting, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for validation of service provider/contractor data and reporting.
  • Analysis of project cost impact and delays, and review of periodic project cost updates
  • Evaluate and rebuttal of project time and cost claims.
  • Responsible for the completion and gathering of all project stage information for inclusion in the Project Database.
  • Mentoring and coach project controls staff on the project, both internal and external.



  • Degree or diploma in engineering, accounting, finance or business, or diploma in a trade is required.
  • 15+ years of project controls experience, with preference to mining/industrial projects, is required.
  • 10+ years of project controls experience in an Owner’s role is required.
  • 7+ years of field experience is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management and project controls techniques and principles is required.
  • Strong knowledge of the engineering and construction industry is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are required.
  • Experience leading and developing teams is required.
  • Experience using cost control software such as PRISM or Cleopatra is considered an asset.
  • Experience using a scheduling tool like MS Project or Primavera 6 is considered an asset.
  • PEng or AScT registration considered an asset.
  • CCP, CEP, PMP or other similar designations preferred.


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Brunel Canada - Calgary

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