Project Controls Lead


Salary & Benefits(4b): £41,495 - £51,868 + up to 15% pension with 5% contribution + annual bonus + retail savings schemes + online GP access + life assurance cover + free on-site parking + 25 days holiday + 1 wellbeing day + bank holidays 


Location: Buttershaw, Bradford, hybrid working (two office days per week


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday 


We have an exciting opportunity for an Project Controls Lead to join the Asset Delivery PMO at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you? 


What we do: 
Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this. 
We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.  
New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. The Alliance PMO within the Storm Overflows Alliance function are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.   


In AMP8, Asset Delivery PMO will support a multi-billion-pound programme of capital investment across YW’s clean and wastewater assets. The Capital Programme is growing by over 50% as we move into AMP8. and the delivery of it is being split into two distinct delivery areas one of which is our Storm Overflows Alliance. The Project Control Leads are integral members of the Asset Delivery PMO and will play a critical role in the successful delivery of this programme through the coordination of project and programme control activity for the programme of work that they are assigned to.


Where you fit in: 
As our Project Controls Lead you will; 

  • Drive the application of proportionate project control processes across the programme of work to which they are assigned.
  • Facilitate regular sessions with the Project team to discuss project health, providing appropriate challenge and support in generating solutions to improve performance.
  • Work with the projects to ensure they are following the agreed upon project control processes including financial forecasting, Change control, RAID management and provide additional support in the adherence of these processes when required.
  • Coordinate Programme status reports and measure progress of key metrics, ensuring that the data is accurate.
  • Work closely with the project planner to provide a fully integrated performance approach and ensure that financial forecasts and schedules are aligned. 
  • Working closely with the other Project Control Leads to ensure consistency and best practice.
  • Carry out assurance activities including Project Assurance Reviews.
  • Facilitate the successful completion of Post Project Reviews.
  • Have a proactive approach to identifying potential threats to project/programme performance and work with project teams to reduce this risk.
  • Understand and develop best practice and innovation supported with measuring and monitoring the implementation of these new ideas in support of successful project delivery.   



What skills & qualifications you will need: 

  • Experience of working in a PMO environment
  • The ability to analyse and articulate key messages from project performance data
  • Experience of report preparation and communicating key messages clearly
  • Experience implementing Risk management and/or Change management processes
  • Experience of tracking and reporting project cost profiles and knowledge of financial reporting principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to challenge undesired behaviours appropriately
  • Good IT skills and the ability to use multiple systems
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships across the wider teams.



You will also benefit from having:

  • Experience of working within an Alliance or using Project 13 methodologies
  • Previous experience gained within the water industry or within the broader utilities or construction industry
  • Experience of working with complex commercial and contractual challengesKnowledge of Project planning tools and principles

We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 2 days  in the office per week. This could be slightly more when collaborative efforts, training or meeting deadlines demand it. For those who prefer to work on-site, our office is open Monday-Friday during working hours.



If you’re an experienced Project Controls professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you. 


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance. 


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Project Contols Lead