Lead Specialist, Project Controls - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom


Lead Specialist, Project Controls

Position Description

KBR’s global business comprises two main segments – Government Solutions (GS) and Sustainable Technology Solutions (STS). This role sits within STS in the Integrated Solutions business unit. Integrated Solutions is the engineering and project delivery group providing services which include front-end and detailed engineering, procurement, construction services, and program management primarily in the hydrocarbons and energy transition industries.

As Lead Specialist, Project Controls a you will be responsible for the co-ordinating and supporting the development of the project baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality for a development or delivery area of the KBR Programme, providing strategic insight and analysis of performance against the baseline and highlighting any trends or risks to support decision making. The role will also co-ordinate and support controls governance and change management to ensure all impacts to the baseline are assessed and managed.

About The Role

  • To be responsible for developing and maintaining an integrated baseline across scope, time, cost, risk and quality and track performance for project and contract.
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating project controls activities within the supply chain, for projects or contract to assure the accuracy and quality of cost, risk and schedule information being captured.
  • To be accountable for analysing the data and reports submitted and providing insights & trends on performance and risks to support decision making.
  • To be responsible for managing the periodic correlation of schedule, cost, quality and risk to drive expedient programme delivery and manage performance whilst capturing and analysing cost data, including inputting cost data into KBR data capture systems.
  • To be responsible for reviewing supply chain programme submissions and updating client schedules.
  • To be accountable for managing risks for a development or delivery area of the KBR Programme, leveraging SME advice and technical knowledge from specialists to respond to project delays, issues and other challenges throughout the project.
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the change management process, ensuring impacts to the baseline are effectively assessed and managed.
  • To be responsible for managing the co-ordination and communication of the Period reporting cycle ensuring compliance with the reporting life cycle, and undertaking self-assessment of procedural compliance, sharing lessons and best practice within the Project Controls community.
  • To be responsible for managing the assurance of Project Controls Data and for ensuring adherence with Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Controls policies, processes and standards for a development or delivery area of the KBR Programme.
  • To be responsible for providing functional line management, performance management and objective setting support to direct reports.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About You:


  • Clear Direction - Ability to give clear direction. Defining and prioritising objectives, analysing inputs, assessing and challenging data, defining strategies and supporting rationales.
  • Stakeholder management - Ability to manage stakeholders; building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills - Ability to present at Portfolio level; communicate on project controls updates and processes to project and supply chain teams, citing a wide range of examples of application.
  • Influencing & Negotiating Skills – including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitation - Ability to manage workshops to solve critical problems and provide clear direction to team members on the actions needed to manage and mitigate any critical issues.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to identify multifaceted problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis and Presentation - Ability to analyse and interpret data and produce accurate timely and informative reports in multiple formats targeted to the needs of the audience.


  • Knowledge of the core Project Controls disciplines, including; Schedule Management, Cost Management, Change Management and Risk Management.
  • Knowledge of baseline development and maintenance of baselines on a programme.
  • Knowledge of the Project and Commercial Management principles including understanding of cost delivery, schedule targets.
  • Understanding of NEC contracts, amendments, early warning notices and the work flows of communications between contractor and client.

Type Of Experience

  • Experience in project controls on major projects/programmes including the management of multi-discipline project controls teams.
  • Experience in the core project controls functions, including; baseline maintenance, schedule management, cost performance, change management, risk management and performance reporting.
  • Experienced in the management and control of key Project Controls systems (e.g. Primavera P6).
  • Experience of managing and/or influencing governance forums including project change and investment boards with delegated decision-making powers of multi-millions of pounds.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the KBR values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. Through collaboration with our customers, we’re defining tomorrow’s challenges, then providing the solutions and services to overcome those challenges, always maintaining our commitment to total safety and reliability.

At KBR, we partner with government and industry clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, our employees are ready to handle projects and missions throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance.

Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions and services.

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