Project Controller ( Power Sector ) (Project Controller) Bahrain

We are currently looking for a Project Controller for one of our clients ( Power Sector )


Following are Terms & Conditions for the role:

Type of Job : Contract Hire (contracted through MPH to work for the company)
Work Location : Bahrain
Duration : 12 months ( subject for extension )
Working hours and number of days per week : 8 hours / day for 6 days ( Friday is off )


Purpose of the Job

  • This role is to provide Project Controls which includes schedule and cost controlling on projects.
  • This role is for Project Controllers who are responsible for both cost and schedule on projects


Responsible for Project Controls (Planning and Cost):

  • Build project schedule and project budgeting in schedule and cost tools
  • Ensures compliance to the Global Standard process for Project Controls
  • Support PM to align project budgets to as sold in appropriate systems
  • Analyse schedule and cost trends and provide forecasted cost and schedules to project team
  • In close contact with the PM: drives schedule review meetings to ensure coordination of the works, appropriate assignment of available resource, pre-emption of any slippage and catch-up on any delays so as to keep float on the project until completion.
  • Maintain project schedule and cost forecast throughout project with periodic updates
  • Maintain a register of potential schedule and cost risks
  • Maintain actual and committed costs in the tools in liaison with finance team who provide the input
  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of CTC, using early warning/BDR and EVM
  • Communicates schedule and cost status/forecasts/risk to functional owners and drives/supports risk mitigation
  • Provides internal and external periodic project reporting of project status
  • Collaborate with 3rd parties on project schedules and costs
  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way and in coordination with finance team, attends project and management review to present cost status
  • Updates changes in appropriate systems to ensure costs are aligned to the current situation
  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.
  • Provide support to tenders


  • Quality of the project controlling reporting.
  • Accuracy of schedule and cost updates (actuals and forecast)
  • Collaboration with functional owners to find strategies to stay on track / improve the target
  • Alignment to established standards (WBS, CBS, processes, procedures, tools usage)
  • Efficiency and effectives of the project cost control team where applicable.


Experience : Power Sector Project experience 

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science, preferably in Engineering or project management (+ financial/accounting basic knowledge).

Experience and Knowledge

  • 3-5 years managing planning on P6 or managing cost controls on large turnkey projects
  • Techno-commercial experience with detailed cost forecasting, if possible, in substation business, is a plus

Technical skills / competencies:

  • Scheduling
  • Cost estimating and forecasting
  • Data handling skills (Excel, SAP…)
  • Commercial awareness
  • Project Accounting & Controlling basics