Project Control Assistant - #28780

Mott MacDonald


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

Project Control Assistant

Country: Saudi Arabia Position Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabi Contract Type: Contract Work Pattern: Full Time Sector: Corporate services Discipline: Administration Job Ref: 1581 Recruiter Contact: Salem alnahdi About the Role:
Mott MacDonald is looking to recruit a Project Controls Assistant to support our Project Controls Lead with driving forward efficient ways of working as well as improving the accuracy of our reporting. You will be assisting us in continually improving the way data drives our decision-making processes
You will be working within a team and undertaking financial, commercial and reporting responsibilities across a range of projects
You will assist the Project Controls Lead with financial and commercial reporting using both internal and client systems as well as work with project teams to ensure that the right financial information is delivered effectively and efficiently. You will additionally be assisting the cross-sector project teams in managing project risks and controlling project time and progress, focusing on improving client satisfaction and effective project delivery. You will also adopt the use of new tools such as PowerBI or other analytical software to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our reporting. Additionally, you will provide project level administration and account commercials support when required
Responsibilities will involve:
Supporting cross-sector project management teams in financial management of projects and accounts Compiling and updating complex Excel spreadsheets to support financial control of projects Assist projects in structuring their data to drive insights for performance management Preparing invoices and applications for payment and forecasts Use in-house accountancy/reporting software as well as Excel, PowerBI and other enterprise systems Liaise with clients and assist in project performance reporting
Candidates Specifications: You are highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and its advanced features and have used these features to deliver financial reporting in your career. You have ideally previously worked within a project controls team or have worked within an accounts team to provide support in financial and commercial reporting. You are a keen problem solver with the ability to pick up and learn new skills and technologies. You are self-motivated, able to prioritise and work under pressure to deliver various reports and provide strong attention to detail. Additionally, you can demonstrate administration accuracy as well as a high degree of numerate literacy
You will also be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, experience and competencies:
A higher academic qualification, preferably a degree in accounting, finance or STEM subjects Use of advanced Excel features including pivot table creation & manipulation, look-ups, graphs and conditional formatting Experience in adding value to project support work through various analytical tools A systematic approach to work using processes to achieve consistent results Ability to communicate findings clearly Although not essential any experience using enterprise financial management software and PowerBI or other data analytics software will be desirable and any experience in developing Macros using VBA or experience handling databases would be an advantage Although not essential any experience using scheduling software such as MS Project or P6 Primavera will be desirable
We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking
Our Purpose
At Mott MacDonald, our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do; relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of our organisation. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate, rather take positive steps towards creating a diverse and inclusive working environment

Flexible Working
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage

We can offer:
  • 90 calendar days’ paid maternity leave
  • Competitive annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance

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