Assistant Project Controller - Newcastle upon Tyne

Location Newcastle
Region EMEA
Flexibility Hybrid

RED is a market-leading engineering design consultancy specialising in the Built Environment, Data Centres, ICT and Sustainability. Our innovative solutions and unparalleled expertise push the boundaries of complexity and sustainability

Part of the ENGIE Group, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services, our parent company, Tractebel, is a global engineering and consulting company delivering integrated solutions for sustainable energy and built environment projects.

At RED Engineering Design, we are architects of transformation, partnering with the world's leading organisations to forge next-generation built environments. Our purpose is to drive progress, creating sustainable spaces that harmonise with our planet, while seamlessly integrating ICT innovations that connect humanity. We are dedicated to attracting and nurturing the brightest professionals and graduates, empowering them to collaboratively shape the future. By elevating engineering design innovation, we build legacies that inspire generations to come.

We are seeking an Assistant Project Controller to join our Finance team in the Newcastle office to support project managers in tracking the financial performance of their projects, relaying key messages about its evolution, ongoing risks and opportunities. You will be based in the Newcastle Office with occasional travel to the London/Oxford offices.

Role Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of EMEA Data Centre Business Controller, you will support the project controlling team with the projects’ financial performance management:
  • Assist with project related planning, forecasting & reporting, managing a subset of EMEA Data Centre projects.
  • Support the project controllers with the preparation of the Sector Dashboard
  • Work in collaboration with the offshore project accounting team (based in the Philippines) to ensure project transactional finance activities including billing and purchasing cycles are up to date
  • Prepare timesheet man loaders for time and material recharge projects
  • Prepare subcontractors and subconsultants accruals on a monthly basis as per the accounting rules
  • Working with intercompany partners to reflect project specific interco transactions correctly in group systems
  • Support EMEA Data Centre sector with transactional finance queries driving to resolve problems in a timely manner
    Record Business Booked in company systems on a monthly basis
  • Assist project controllers in updating projects master data in company systems
  • Assist EMEA Data Centre Admin team in the creation of new projects, when necessary

Role Requirements

  • Studying for a professional qualification
  • 2 years’ experience with a minimum of 1 year in an equivalent role
  • Good understanding of basic project accounting
  • Previous experience working within the consulting or construction industry ideal but not essential
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines of the Group
  • Dynamic and resourceful, with strong initiative mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral
  • Easily fit into multidisciplinary and cultural teams
  • Ability to prioritize own workload, and work to strict deadlines
  • Defends points of view and does not hesitate to support own opinions with detailed and clear arguments when challenged
  • Excellent knowledge in office automation applications (Office 365, mainly Excel), with knowledge of SAP (ideally SAP 4/HANA).
  • Knowledge of IFRS 15 revenue recognition


RED offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • 23 days annual leave rising to 28 days annual leave over 5 years’ service
  • Holiday purchase and buy back scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme via salary sacrifice (Company funded cover is dependant on level)
  • Non-contractual bonus awards
  • Training sponsorship
  • Charity volunteering leave
  • Wellness days/ initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

*This role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK without restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

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