Project Control Lead ( PCO Lead )

Esterline   •  

Saint-laurent, QC

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 371 days ago


Reporting to the Worldwide Director, Program Management and Contracts - Esterline Advanced Displays, the Project Control Lead (PCO Lead) provides support to the Program Manager, Project Engineer, Manager, colleagues and leads to ensure they maintain their project objectives.


  • Liaison with Engineering Managers, Project Engineers and Program Managers.
  • Provide coaching, education and support to Project Managers, Project Engineers.
  • Proposes and adapts project management processes to customer needs in line with best practices. Revises and develops standards, templates etc., where applicable.
  • Technical and quality reviews of documents (plans, schedules) submitted by Program Managers/Project engineers (schedule, status reports, etc.).
  • Communicate, explain and assist in effective deployment of processes.
  • Facilitation of Project Reviews.
  • Senior management reporting and analysis.
  • Organization and documentation of meetings, including as required with external customers.
  • Provides on going support to project team as well as recommendations  to ensure that  the project technical, financial and delivery dates are being met.
  • Supports organizational resource management process.
  • Manages the project plan (update Primavera, RACI, WBS, work-plans, etc.).
    • Project status reporting (participates and in occasion chair team status meetings, draft status reports, etc.).
    • Project administration (Issues/action items log, manage change requests, agenda preparation and minutes, etc.).
  • Supports work authorization & delivery management activities.
  • Other duties as required by the Project Manager to ensure the success of the project.


  • Bachelordegree in Engineering, Administration, Operation Management or another related field.
  • Project Management training or equivalent, PMP certification or MBA is an asset.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry is an asset.
  • Planning and organization skills to work on a complex and/or multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Expertise in project controls & project management processes.
  • Technical knowledge and analytical skills to identify gaps and deficiencies and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent knowledge of Primavera, MS Project and project portfolio management systems.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective team skills to work collaboratively toward business unit goals.
  • Financial analysis.
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint knowledge.
  • French/English bilingualism.