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Turner & Townsend Project Director - Project Controls Lead in Seattle, Washington

Company Description

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

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Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend is looking for a Director of Project Controls to lead our team on a large, new-build healthcare construction project.


Leadership Scope

  • Responsible for establishing and executing the high-level strategic direction of project controls including cost management, risk management and schedule management.

  • Responsible for project budget approval process.

  • Leads risk workshops with the project team to identify risks, establish likelihood/severity, mitigation actions and Owners.

  • Take the lead for project controls deliverables that require cross-functional input.

  • Motivate the team by providing clear direction and goals.

  • Assist with weekly team meetings to discuss progress on initiatives and to drive performance.

  • Lead the development and production of regular reporting.

  • Leads the Project Controls Team and assures deliverables with quality control and assurance.

Project Scope

The main roles within the project delivery for the role includes:

  • Prepares documentation for project gateway and approval processes.

  • Develop overall guidelines for project level chartering and partnering.

  • Review the Project Master Schedule sequencing, interface milestones and critical path elements (developed by others).

  • Develop and recommend the project budget, cash flow and financial plan.

  • Oversee and lead the risk management process for the project.

  • Develop the work plan that forms the Project Execution Plan (PEP) for the project.

  • Review, critique and submit for approval the Project implementation plans as developed by the project supporting PMCM teams.

  • Manage Project Estimating and life cycle (total cost of ownership) asset costing, including contingency methodology and estimate evolution through the project lifecycle.

  • Develop and submit for approval change management and impact mitigation strategies throughout the life of the project. This includes, but is not limited to scope, cost, schedule control, and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Develop the set of controls to assure team performance against the Project baseline metrics.

  • Develop protocols and guidelines for Diversity Compliance, Monitoring and Reporting.

  • Establish the metrics and basis for progress reporting against the Project, Projects, and Contracts. Reporting shall include Performance Measurement, Forecasting, Trending, Issues, Actions, Progress and Overall Status.

  • Develop project guidelines and protocols for cost reduction initiatives. Review project level cost reduction recommendations.

  • Review project level diversity recommendations.

  • Review construction progress and approve recovery plans.

  • Review the claims resolutions recommendations.

  • Collaborate with appropriate internal and external stakeholders to achieve consent.

Continuous Improvement

The Project Controls Lead will look at ways to improve the project’s delivery overall. This should include:

  • Establishes ongoing risk process and coordinates regular Monte Carlo analyses.

  • Project intake: Consider expansion of deliverables to ensure more robust business cases/estimates/schedules are developed.

  • Consider the development of an end-to-end process that captures the project controls information from intake through to closeout. Including incorporating a feedback loop for intake/cost/scheduling closeout information.

  • Consider the integration of intake/cost/scheduling reporting to provide a holistic approach to project controls.


  • Proven track record of leading controls on new-build projects of $1 billion or larger.

  • Knowledge of multiple contract delivery methods and the merits of each.

  • Displays track record of proven success with schedules, cost control, estimating and risk-management.

  • Proven and demonstrated experience in implementing and managing a project controls system, including financial and scheduling controls, for a major capital project.

  • Knowledge of web-based project management systems.

  • Demonstrated excellent written/verbal communications.

  • Experience in establishing and monitoring project baselines and performance metrics.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction related disciplines.

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience in management of complex, multi-phase, capital projects or programs.

Additional Information

The salary range for this full-time role is $180K-$225 per year. Ranges are determined by role and level and represent a good faith effort to provide a fair and equitable salary. This range is a reflection of base salary only, not of a total compensation package.  Please note Turner & Townsend reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range, depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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