Project Controls Director


Australia (NSW or VIC)







Systech offers responsive, high quality managed services to support the delivery of complex and challenging projects, globally. We are the leading provider of project controls, commercial management, claims, expert witness, dispute resolution and legal services on construction, infrastructure, and energy projects.

Throughout our 30 year history, our team of professionals has been providing services over the full lifespan of projects – from bid to handover – across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas, and our appointments include project controls on government infrastructure programmes.

Our fee income is equally derived from owner and contractor organisations, giving us a unique understanding of the drivers and requirements for each party. Our experience with contractors enables us to offer a “poacher turns gamekeeper” approach when advising clients on how to best protect their interests.

We adopt a creative approach and embrace the use of new technology through the development of innovative apps, delay analysis software and visual communications tools to support the management of projects and the avoidance/resolution of claims and disputes.

The role

We are seeking a Project Controls Director to develop and lead our project controls function. The individual will be based in Australia (NSW or VIC), which is where our initial focus for the role will be. If successful, the individual will travel internationally to develop the service in Canada and then globally.

You will maintain, manage and enhance our integrated project controls service, a best-in-class cost engineering, cost management, planning/scheduling, risk management, contract administration and information management delivery offering.

You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient alignment of people/process/technology, work winning, staff upskilling, as well as overseeing and leading assignment delivery.

You will support our cross-regional and coordinated services delivery philosophy, working closely with senior management and service specialists on the implementation of initiatives for expanding joint assignments and training.

This is a key new role in the business and the individual will help establish our future strategy for project controls and be responsible for the delivery of the associated objectives with regular reporting to the Board.

Who are you

You are an experienced Project Controls Director/Lead with a minimum of 15 years of post-graduate experience, seeking a global role with a leading consultancy.

It is important that you have previous leadership experience working directly for client organisations or via a consultancy on major infrastructure schemes (USD10bn+), implementing systems, managing teams, and delivering training and seminars.

We are looking for someone who is experienced, hardworking, consultative, ambitious, and prepared to travel.

Job description

  • Promote Systech’s brand within the project controls arena
  • Deliver presentations and training at seminars around the world
  • Audit and consult on complex and distressed multi-billion dollar projects
  • Spearhead Systech’s project controls work winning efforts
  • Take responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new Systech clients
  • Play an active role in bid / RFP responses and proposal delivery
  • Manage and build project controls teams including recruitment of new staff members
  • Develop and promote project controls related software that will benefit Systech’s clients
  • Establish and implement project controls process and systems
  • Establish up-to-date reporting standards and processes
  • Lead the development of cost management, planning and progress monitoring procedures
  • Identify, implement and maintain the complete controls structure, tools and procedures on major infrastructure projects
  • Provide strategic guidance to the project teams consistent with the project’s execution strategy
  • Review of compliance with the agreed project controls processes
  • Produce monthly reporting and progress statements
  • Report directly to the owner-managers of the business

What is required

  • Engineering / Quantity Surveying / Project Management degree
  • Minimum 15 years industry experience in project controls
  • Tier-one main contractor background
  • Client-side project controls experience on major infrastructure projects in Australia and Canada
  • Based out of Australia but prepared to travel regionally and internationally

What Systech can offer

  • Competitive remuneration linked to work won, fee earning, and business unit profitability
  • Reporting directly to the co-founders and manager shareholders of the business
  • Supportive and collaborative business
  • Transparent and open communication style
  • Involvement in interesting and high-value infrastructure projects
  • Opportunities to travel in a role with international scope
  • An opportunity to work with passionate and knowledgeable experts

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