• Cork

R.T. Lane Recruitment

Projects Controls Specialist ~ Construction . Initial 12-month contract role. Onsite role.

 DEPARTMENT: Project Management Office


The Project Controls Construction Specialist will be responsible for the planning and execution of project-related workshops and events.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Working directly for the client (Quantity Surveying/Cost Management process) and working closely with the appointed Construction Management (CM) partner to ensure full alignment to the company Project Controls policy.

  • Managing the CM procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection, and contract preparation are performed effectively. This will extend to all cost and associated subcontract packages.
  • Managing estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan.
  • Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively.
  • Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client.
  • Value engineering.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed according to protocol.
  • Interface with Design and other consultants at all project stages.
  • Approving procurement and other such reports delivered by the CM.
  • Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project.
  • Approval of all changes.
  • Cashflow Management.
  • Historical costs.

Key competencies required:

  • Strong people-orientation and proven reputation of collaborative work relationships.
  • Exceptional executive presence and ability to cultivate positive relationships with cross-functional partners and executive leaders.
  • Strong attention-to-detail, self-directed initiative, resourcefulness, and drive for innovation.
  • Exceptional time, resource management, and organizational skills.
  • Operational project management skills and experience creating work plans, meeting agendas and other collaboration tools.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and act with appropriate urgency.
  • Demonstrated proactive commitment in evolving event management based on feedback and guidance.
  • Effective, independent decision-making ability.

 Qualifications & Experience


  • Level 8 degree in Quantity Surveying or Cost Management.
  • 5+ years of quantity surveying or cost management experience.
  • Ability to interact extremely well with many different client types.
  • Preference for experience in all areas on Construction, ie CSA, M&E
  • Excellent PC skills, strong attention to detail.


  • Extensive knowledge managing vendors and partnering with internal business cohorts in supporting operative events.
  • Demonstrated planning and execution of large-scale events virtually, internally and at external venues.
  • Experience leading a diversity of events, from small or medium-sized to large events/celebrations in the firm or at external venues.
  • Strong commitments to making the organization feel like a great place to work for other employees.

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