Principal Controller

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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  • Contact:

    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3+ Months

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Principal Controller

3 Months


Job description/Person specification:

  • The role will specifically control Bid projects, in close conjunction with the Sales Team. The role will work under the PMO.
  • The role is responsible for the delivery of project controls within an assigned team, under the leadership of a Senior Project or Programme Manager or Senior Principal Project Controller.

Key Accountabilities

  • The setup, implementation and improvement of the new bidding cost management process.
  • The forecasting of all MLW bid revenue, cash invoices, demand in PPM.
  • The setup and management of all MLW bidding WBS in SAP.
  • Performance reporting of all bidding forecasts and actuals.
  • Ensures all bidding costs are under control and that accountable Sales leads are taking the necessary actions.
  • Supports the Heads of Sales in bidding performance analysis, specifically ROI for competed bids.
  • Ensure the effective hand over from bidding to delivery project control.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of project management principles and how project control activities underpin them.
  • Sharing knowledge, skills and best practice across the client.
  • Demonstrable competence in SAP, MS Excel (including add-ins), Word, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Good organisational and record keeping skills.
  • Awareness of the project lifecycle and sales processes.
  • Intermediate process management skills.
  • Recognised expert in a number of project support activities and tools.
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload and multi-task.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with individuals at varying levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and well as unsupervised.


  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE level (to included English and Mathematics). 2. Competence against the agreed Project controls Competency Framework at a level of Foundation or APMP Introductory Certificate desirable

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.