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Project Controls Manager


At Arup We're dedicated to shaping a better world. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe, from the Sydney Opera House to the 2nd Avenue Subway. We believe that great design comes out of a commitment to quality, creativity, and intensive cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our 16,000-person strong team of designers, engineers, planners and consultants regularly come together to create solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also the world. We believe in continuous learning; providing a culture that is naturally curious and always stimulating. One that promotes self-discovery and allows people time and space to be creative. Arup’s culture looks a lot like the future: globally-linked, locally-focused, and radically creative. We'd like to find those rare individuals who are as curious and visionary as they are bold. If this sounds like you read on.

We're looking for a Senior Project Controls/Project Commercial Manager to join our team to work on various design and construction projects in the New York office. The position may also involve supporting other projects across the Americas region.

The focus of this role is to provide strong commercial support to project managers, directors and business leaders. In particular, the areas of earned value management, financial management, general commercial support, contract administration, sub consultant management and bid support. May involve management of team members.

Carries responsibilities for delivery of project controls work under the direction of the Project Manager. Responsibility will vary by project but where assigned:

•Partner with the Project Manager in implementation of project specific cost control processes to ensure project profitability and other commercial goals are met; using financial systems to review and monitor financial performance.
•Earned value management; Monitoring resource costs against budgets; updating project and job forecasts to ensure current and accurate reporting of performance; developing and maintaining deliverable progress tracking tools and measures; developing and maintaining project Work Breakdown Structures and integrating Budget and Schedule into an organized Earned Value Management system.
•Collaborate with the Project Manager to monitor scope or schedule changes, maintaining change and risk registers, preparing fee proposals and contract change orders
•Contract review and assessment; Manage financial aspects of project contracts to protect Arup’s interests and simultaneously maintain good relationships with our clients.
•Preparation of financial reports and provision of financial data for responding to queries on performance issues. Advising the Project Manager of potential problems that could detrimentally affect the outcome of the project
•Assisting with management of Sub-contractors including preparation of subconsultant agreements, tracking costs and actual progress, reviewing invoices and monitoring payments.
•Manage project cash flow and oversee the monthly client invoice.
•Assist in preparation and submission of documents in accordance with bid guideline procedures for bid reviews
•Represent Arup in project meetings. Participate in program activities including the identification of proposal preparation, presentations, contract negotiations, amendments, change notices, and contract claims. Understand and possess ability to communicate commercial concepts to other staff and client.


Qualified professionals will have a Bachelors' Degree in related field; 7+ years relevant experience. Must be a team player and able to perform independently. Must have experience in the areas of budgeting, financial reporting, cost tracking or scheduling. Must have an advanced knowledge of Excel.

PMP certification or equivalent is a plus.

Arup offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, 401k match of 10%, Paid Time Off (PTO) and bonus compensation in the form of Profit Share.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow.

Job Number: NEW0000MB
Category: Project Management
Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: None