Project Controller

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Date: 29-Jun-2022

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:216171 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Join us as a Project Controller (m/f) and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Derby, England.

Purpose of the Job:


As a Project Controller, you will  lead finances for projects rated in Medium Criticality, in order to improve the project overall performance. You will participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager. As a key member of the project,you will provide financial analysis, advices and guidance to support the project team in making the best business decisions for the project. You are the main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project, contributing in negotiation processes to secure project success. You will support PM in risks and opportunities process and sign-off contingencies/committed savings. Be part of the Finance organization and covers the entire project lifecycle, i.e. acquisition, bidding and execution.


Your responsibilities will include:


•    Participate in overall Project Management process jointly with Project Manager.
•    Main partner for the Financial Strategy success of the project.
-Optimize financial aspects on the project Org. Tax, Hedging, Financing.
•    Business Partnering:
-provide finance advise and tutoring to the project team.
-set up technical expertise within the real and current concerns of the business to create value.
-enrich integration within the organization (functional intermediation).
-ensure compliance of finance rules in project review preparation and throughout project execution.
-contribute on business agility and awareness.
•    Supervision, analysis and support for overall finance topics of the project.
•    Control the financial performance of the project and propose action plans to improve contract margin and cash profile as well as corrective action plans to mitigate identified risks.
•    Raised "Early Warnings" when necessary to increase management attention.


Main activities:
•    Contribute effectively with the project initial set up.
•    Liaise with the Finance Tender Manager to understand and implement the global financial strategy set for the project at tender stage (forex and firming strategy, tax guidance, cash profile, etc.), ensuring a smooth transition from Tender to Project.
•    Communicate effectively with Project Stakeholders and provide reliable financial analysis to assist in the decision-making (Explain, justify and keep record in detail).
•    Prepare jointly with the project team, the project reviews content and reassess each semester the profitability.
•    Explain, justify and keep record in detail of the estimates.
•    FPM is permanently focused on adding value through:
•    Interpreting and implementing the global financial strategy set at tender stage.
•    Participating and influencing negotiations (Price review, financial T&C, VO´s, Claims, etc.).
•    Challenging financial information throughout project process (consistent “Early Warning” for financial impacts of projects operational performances and risk mitigation).
•    Monitoring compliance with all governance and reporting rules & regulations in project.
•    Corroborating the permanent compliance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
•    Understanding the forex and firming strategy considered at tender stage, and ensuring it is implemented at CPR0 and alert management in case of any deviation.
•    Understanding the tax guidance provided at tender stage and ensuring it is implemented at CPR0 and alert the Tax & Customs Department in case of any deviations.
•    Understanding the Project Organization (PxO) focused on Financial Flows.
•    Understanding the contractual terms and conditions and advising about all financial matters in contract, focusing on guiding on competitiveness improvement.
•    Supporting Claim Management (jointly with Project Manager & and Contract Manager), focus on finance topics, risks profile (support amendments wording).
•    Managing and analyzing costs, revenue and profitability.
•    Preparing timely forecasts for sales, costs, margin and cash.
•    Transforming data analysis into real insights focusing on profit improvement.
•    Permanently looking for liquidity flows and working capital optimization and promote cash culture in the project. 
•    Ensuring billing process (external or internal) is made on a timely manne.
•    Ensuring, managing and monitoring foreign exchange exposures and Contract Price Adjustment (CPA) indexes evolution (help to define indexes to be used).
•    Warning on any deviation that may affect the tax structure (Tax guidance) proposed at tender stage.
•    Supporting the finance teams in the monthly closing process and reporting Project financials in a suitable manner. 
•    Supporting requests made of Performance Management Group.
•    Challenge eligibility and relevance Capex & R&D analyzing impacts and optimizing how to implement and informing Operations Finance about the amounts considered at tender stage.
•    Reconciling project data and General Ledger on regular basis.
•    Ensuring project contractual bonds and guarantees are issued on due time and request release "as soon as possible", avoiding unnecessary expenses.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.



Posting date: 09/12/2021
Closing date: 09/01/2022
Competitive salary range
Number working hours: 37


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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