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Project Controller - London Stansted

Date: 14-May-2022

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Project Controller
  • Permanent Role
  • Based at London Stansted Airport
  • Competitive salary plus 11% pension
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • This role offers the opportunity to work for the largest Airport Group in the country, on unique projects, transforming the future of our airports


About us:


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major Airport Services business based out of Chicago. Pre-Covid, we were enjoying year on year growth with FY20 seeing MAG generate £893 million (+3.7%) in revenue, driven by passenger numbers along with non-aero yield improvements and increased cargo operations, contributing more than £3bn to the UK economy. We see the post Covid world creating even more opportunities for our staff and some very exciting projects to get involved in.


The Role:


In this role you will be part of a team of subject matter experts, to provide Primavera P6 EPPM & you will also be responsible for contributing to a large number of projects within MAG’s Capital Plan, where the outputs of this work will be aggregated to provide programme level plans, budgets, schedules, forecasts and reports.


Principle Accountabilities include:


  • Provide Monthly status reporting on key business projects within any Financial Year to the Project Controls Manager and Head of Project Controls for consumption by the Capital Delivery Director & Group Asset Management Directors.
  • Carry out monthly project updates on both cost & programme information providing a live overview of MAG’s Capital Plan.
  • Liaison with Senior Leaders & business level approvers of both Capital Expenditure & MAG’s Gateway process to track progress & unlock any approval issues or blockages within the system.
  • Produce near term (3 month look ahead week by week) capital projects cash-flow forecasts for MAG Finance.
  • Produce up to date medium term (12 month rolling) forecast of capital projects cash-flow for capital programme Outturn.
  • Produce longer term project and programme information to inform and update long term plans.
  • Assist in the development, planning and control of the overall Capital Expenditure plan for MAG covering one-year, five-year and ten-year business planning periods.
  • Assist in payment tracking and cash-flow forecasting for accrual purposes.
  • Assist in retentions management.
  • Work in conjunction with the MAG Supply Chain team and Strategic Programme Management supplier to develop capital expenditure efficiencies from standardisation and work bundling opportunities.
  • Auditing commercial management services and Contractors commercial management to ensure consistent high standards for MAG.
  • Involvement in any future recruitment within the Project Controls team.




To be successful in this role, you will need a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM enterprise tool, other necessary experience and skills include:


  • Technical ability to proficiently update & manipulate the system in order to shape bespoke reports as necessary, whilst maintaining control & governance in line with a robust project delivery system. Must have the technical skills to ensure a smooth deployment and to achieve the planned business goals.
  • Be able to specify the technical environment required for implementation, provide installation support, and integrate with other in-house systems.
  • Ability to advise on & carry out the following tasks: Integrating Primavera P6 with other enterprise systems, System Customizations, Primavera P6 custom report writing, Ability to transfer data from previous Primavera P6 versions & Data migrations from other systems (MS Project etc).
  • Knowledge & experience of working with the latest industry scheduling, profile & cost tools, including Primavera & SAP. Demonstrate significant experience in providing both near term & medium-term project cash-flow forecasts (12 month rolling). Ability to shape & provide bespoke reports from Primavera.
  • A Project Controls or Project Management foundation qualification as recognised by RICS, ICE, IMechE or IEE. Primavera P6 user capability to an advanced / administrator level & working towards an RICS accredited qualification.
  • Experience in delivering complex multi-stakeholder projects & programmes of work to tight regulatory deadlines.




At MAG we value and celebrate difference; colleagues feel like they belong and are valued in a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment with fair access to opportunities. Our benefits include:


  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus potential
  • 11% company contribution pension
  • Free parking and subsidised public transport
  • Discounts on company products
  • Career development opportunities
  • 25 days Holiday entitlement (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Opportunity for progression 
  • Great work culture within a focused and professional and friendly team
  • Access to our employee rewards portal with discounts and savings


How to apply:


Please submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter, outlining relevant experience that makes you the ideal candidate for this role.


This advert will close on 4th April 2022 


Equal Opportunities


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing


For more information on our equal opportunities and diversity policy please view our Equal Opportunities page on our careers site.