Project Controller

Location UK-Bristol
Requisition ID
Business Area
Accounting, Finance & Controlling
Location Details
Bristol, UK
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

As Project Controller you support and advise the project manager on planning and control of the projects to secure a reliable insight into the financial status of the various projects.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Act as financial conscience of the project managers.
  • Responsible for all project administration and mapping of the project risks that could impact the project budget.
  • Responsible for raising sales invoices and job modifications in the system in timely manner.
  • Monitoring of expenditure on projects, producing adhoc financial project reports and project KPIs (next to standard system reports) and reporting them to the Heads of Departments and Heads of Section.
  • Ensure that at all times a reliable insight into the financial status of projects can be obtained by a correct and timely processing of all accounting principles, in compliance with company guidelines.
  • Providing a reliable insight into the financial status of projects via conducting periodic reviews with the project manager for revenue recognition via obtaining the estimate-to-complete (ETC) for at least lump sum projects and time & material projects (with a cap); analyze and challenge the input of the project manager where necessary if the ETC is justifiable via trend analysis and current status.
  • Regular communication with project managers and dealing with ad hoc queries.

Internal Relationships:

  • Department Managers
  • BU/Regional Controller
  • Project Managers


  • The individuals will work closely with the project manager to ensure Projects are managed and monitor correctly and the financial status of projects are appropriately and accurately recorded in the financial performance of departments.
  • Projects are to be updated on a regularly basis to reflect the correct status.
  • Invoices are raised in timely manner with very few credit notes being required.
  • Key that accurate WIP is reflected by each month end
  • Part of the measures will be to ensure that there are:
    • no major write offs at the end of the project,
    • WIP is realistic and low as possible,
    • changes in projects are tracked i.e. no surprises
    • Invoices are billed according to billing schedule; accurate and timely
    • Responsive to PM.

Position Qualifications

Technical / Professional Expertise Required:

  • You have at demonstrable and relevant work experience.
  • You have excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Clear aptitude and understanding of how projects are managed, including the financial principles associated with managing projects..
  • Strong organisational and prioritising skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Preferably, some knowledge of Oracle
  • Flexible and adaptable to work and time
  • The ability to act on initiative and to stay calm under pressure

You will be proactive, motivated, result oriented and have excellent attention to detail.


Competency Requirements: 


Technical/Professional Competence:

  • Takes responsibility for own competence and career development
  • Understands and follows relevant DNV GL systems, tools, work processes and methodology
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and skills in the work
  • Shares information and professional knowledge with colleagues
  • Able to perform independent problem solving

Communication and Behaviour:

  • Communicates in a clear, open, active and honest manner (verbal and written) and seeks understanding of other views
  • Actively contributes to the success of the team and collaborates to create results
  • Builds good personal and professional relationships
  • Is creative and takes initiatives
  • Recognizes the need for and adapts well to change

Customer Focus:

  • Cares for customer and provide solutions that improve their business
  • Proactively seeks to identify real customer needs and manages customer expectations accordingly
  • Receives positive feedback from customers and acts on feedback
  • Able to help customers identify own challenges and support needs
  • Able to handle customers professionally

Delivery and Results:

  • Plans and executes work with required quality and within agreed schedule and budget
  • Works efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrates continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates independent judgement based on procedures and analysis of each case.
  • Can work as PM for smaller projects based on clearly defined framework.  Executes such projects according to relevant processes and procedures.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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