Project Control EngineerA Project Control Engineer is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Preston.This is a 12-month contract with a leading UK defence business. Overview of the Project Control Engineer contract roleReporting to the Project Lead the job holder will provide project management support, including but not limited to:Support to the quarterly CSR process, ensuring the contracts are within relevant LCM guidelines and reporting and management of programmes. In addition to this they will have the opportunity to project manage some of the operational aspects of the contractsKey Responsibility AreasLCMEnsure the contracts are compliant with LCMReflect status in LCMSMaintain project management planSchedule and manage the relevant phase reviews/launches, liaising with the chair, assessors and plan owners to ensure a successful outcomeSupport IBR activityReportingSupport contract owner in the development of the monthly 21 packs, gathering, reviewing and challenging inputs from key stakeholdersEnsure payment milestones are claimed in a timely manner and monitor/report progress against budgetHold a monthly business review with the CENTURION project control team to analyse spend and report issues that could impact contract performanceHold monthly risk reviewsHelp set up and support the monthly CENTURION ReviewProgrammeDevelop and maintain a CENTURION Master ScheduleWork with stakeholders in core teams to understand progress on development programmes for CORE and National ProductsProvide updates to UK CustomerCSRManage CAM submission to CSRsChallenge CAM returnsManage contractual risk position and ensure all risk freeze dates etc. are adhered toComplete detailed CSR commentary each quarter, clearly articulating any reasons for varianceLiaising with Finance and Commercial to understand their inputsReview bought our commitment and spendWork with Procurement to ensure all bought out is captured on contract to remove ROM uncertaintyThe role is based in Preston, Lancashire - commutable from Blackpool, Lancaster, Morecambe, Chorley, Leyland, Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Skipton, Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham with excellent access from Liverpool and LeedsIf you are a Project Control Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or please contact Kris Foston on (see below)Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.Outsource. Our People. Your Success.Outsource UK is one of the country's largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors.We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client's and candidate's needs.Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a "one-stop shop" to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement/Purchasing/Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support).