FCT Combustion is the world leader in optimising high-temperature processing plants to realise new levels of performance for productivity, emission control, fuel efficiency and flexibility to meet ever-changing requirements. Our company provides turn-key combustion systems, led by a range of burners which deliver optimal pyro-processing performance.
FCT Combustion Adelaide is seeking Project Controller.
Head of Projects
To contribute Project Management expertise and services to ensure quality projects are delivered on time and on budget that meet customer expectations.
Accountable for providing Project Management services to Project Team Leaders (PTLs) such as scheduling, cost control, document control, logistics and procurement to support the planning, monitoring and finalisation of projects.
Project Management (Planning):
Establish and manage the master project schedule Project Schedules in line with customer expectations and timelines offered in the Contract and FCT Proposal for a project.
Assist PTLs in the creation and maintenance of Work Breakdown Structures, Cost Breakdown Structures and Risk and Opportunity Registers
Project Management (Monitoring) :
Assist PTLs to manage projects by updating the progress of project tasks by project team and contractors.
Assist PTLs to manage project progress claims and payment schedules
Assist PTLs to prepare Progress Reports to the BU CEO or Head of Projects at an agreed frequency, agreed on key KPIs including project work phase progress, budget status (procurement and labour), schedule and key issues.
Assist PTLs in the conduct of regular project meetings to manage budget tracking, monthly forecasts and accruals.
Manage project cost accounts (project cost templates) to ensure that project objectives are delivered on time, budget and to the required quality in accordance with the FCT policies, procedures and values. Capture key issues and lesson learned over the course of a project.
Assist PTLs to update and manage the Project Documentation Register.
Assist PTLs with document control for incoming or released files and maintaining the Project Files in electronic and paper forms.
Assist the Head of Projects to maintain FCTs procurement approach, as part of the FCT Project System including sourcing opportunities for new vendors and suppliers to improve pricing and quality of delivery.
Assist PTLs to update and manage the Procurement Register, for tracking all Project expenditure.
Assist PTLs by collecting contractor quotations and preparing the quotation evaluation.
Gain approval to raise purchase orders in line with project budgets and in accordance with FCT procurement standards.
Raise approved purchase orders and record purchase orders according to Master Purchase Order Index
Manage manufacturing of equipment to FCT drawings and standards and procurement requirements
Expedite inspections and FAT documentation to include in the project MDR.
Installation, commissioning and site surveys:
Assist PTLs with the schedule update of project installation and commission of FCT equipment as well as the conduct of site surveys and client training - scheduling
Assist in preparing equipment for shipping, including packing and packaging
Expedite the preparation of documents for shipping
Project Management (Finalisation):
Assist PTLs to prepare for Close Out Meetings for projects, and capture finalisation of project performance.
BEHAVIOURS AND COMPETENCIES
Analytical & evaluation skills:
Excellent planning, organisational skills and attention to details
Strong problem-solving skills
Practices sound and timely decision making, considering available information
Sound understanding of project management methodologies and the application of project management principals to planning, cost and schedule management
Commercially astute, with extensive experience in project risk mitigation strategies and project execution improvements that results in favourable cost and schedule metrics
Customer and project focused
Project budget driven to achieve project outcomes
Maintains clarity and focus on project result outcomes at every project scenario
Fosters and contributes to a culture that supports the growth and continuous improvement of the individuals and the organisation
Willingness to travel as/when required
Professional, courteous and honest communications with the client and contractors to develop constructive and long-term relationships and assist in meeting and exceeding the needs of the project and the expectations of the customer
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Multicultural experience and understanding of different communication approaches in different cultures
Maintains confidentiality on client information, as required
Ability to motivate, inspire and empower others to drive the Project Team and any contractors to meet the quality, budget and delivery timelines of a project
Ensures compliance with FCT policies/procedures and guidelines
Fosters a culture of openness and flexibility
Planning & Organisation:
Works safely at all times for themselves and for everyone
Manages their own time
Ability to handle and prioritise multiple tasks and projects
Organised, calm and methodical in approach
Relevant qualifications in Accounting/Business Administration
Project Management/procurement post-graduate studies and a Degree in Mechanical Engineering is desirable.
Extensive experience in Project / Procurement Controls within the Mining & Minerals, Energy, Cement or Plant Engineering industries
Skills, attributes and experience:
Trained in FCTs Project System, as described in PRO-MN301 Project System Framework and Guidelines
Highly proficient in MS Office suite, particularly Excel and Word
Solid industrial process engineering skills and experience
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: (specific measures subject to annual review)
A measure of internal client satisfaction on projects support
A measure of response times to internal client requests
A measure of recognised achievements / successes contributing to business success
A measure of being the custodian of the company`s procurement database
Procurement/Project Control output:
% of required project tasks (e.g. reports, calculations) delivered to budget with strong focus on keeping a positive project cash flow
Delivery of project/procurement tasks against project delivery and project schedule with focus on commercial budget milestones
Zero Non-conformance (in calculations, design etc) at 1-month post project completion
Innovation and continuous improvement
Percentage of planned deliverables achieved through new initiatives or improvements
Teamwork A measure of feedback from team on coaching and advice provided to the projects
Number of recognised contributions to fostering team spirit
A measure of compliance with FCT policies and procedures