Project control management jobs are generally classified as planning or logistics positions. The project control manager is typically responsible for managing projects for an entire department or the whole company.
The main objective of a project control manager is to ensure that projects are completed on time and stay within budget. Most of the time, project control managers work in engineering and construction companies, and they are responsible for all aspects of project scheduling, planning, and cost estimation. Project control managers oversee establish standard operating procedures to help control the risks associated with the projects, as well as monitor key project metrics and perform quality control initiatives and reviews. Additionally, project control managers work with project managers to implement cost controls and ensure projects are cost effective and profitable.
The project control manager is responsible for delegating project tasks and ensuring that those tasks are completed. These managers work with engineers, project managers, purchasing and supply chain agents, and cost accountants. Usually, they report to the head of a department or unit. The day-to-day responsibilities of a project control manager vary based on industry, but typically involve actively scheduling and managing all other employees involved in the project. This position generally requires work during regular business hours in an office, on the production floor, and occasionally at job sites.
Project control management jobs often require a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 10 years' experience. Excellent organizational and multitasking skills are also required. Project control managers are required to have extensive experience in their field and possess the ability to lead and direct the work of other team members. They may be required to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Project Control Manager Tasks
- Review cost estimates with other departments to confirm feasibility and validate timelines.
- Oversee project planning, set staff schedules, and operate policies.
- Write progress and summary reports to document decisions, factors, compliance, and outcomes.
- Lead analysis of costs and budgets, including periodic cost updates.
- Hire and manage project controllers.