Project Controller Industry & Buildings

Finance Staff & Support Corporate
  • Amersfoort
  • Rotterdam
  • Nijmegen

In this role you make impact as a financial business partner. You work closely with Project Managers and Department Directors. By working intensively together in both the Proposal phase and the Execution phases of projects, you are able to add value to the successful execution of projects. Are you looking to kick start your career? Or are you looking for the next challenge? Then this position is meant for you!


What you will do as a Project Controller Industry & Buildings

As a Project Controller you work alongside project managers to contribute, influence, and mitigate risks of projects. You are also indispensable for our line management. You support them with financial analyses for the advisory group on a wide range of topics, such as: project results, working capital, portfolio analysis, services & clients, review the P&L on actual versus budgeted cost, future workload versus capacity etc.


You will use the company’s Project Health Check application, which generates project performance information. This will help you to look backwards and more often forward, to provide analysis for decision making and project performance improvement purposes.


Furthermore, you will:

  • Support the Business Unit Controller in delivering both regular and limited ad-hoc reporting and analyses
  • Cultivate effective relationship with all relevant business customers such as project managers, line management and other stakeholders
  • Challenge the proposal manager during the proposal phase of non-routine tenders on financial and risk related topics like strategic fit, risk/reward balance, pricing, invoicing, cash flow, (international) tax, currency risks and pre-financing
  • Pro-actively signal areas of improvement and challenge project managers on non-resolved project issues with a potential impact on the financial results (e.g. on forecasted results)
  • Discuss identified areas of improvement with project managers and flag potential areas of concern that project managers need to communicate to line management
  • Carry other relevant duties the Finance line manager requests, such as participating in improvement teams/cooperation within Finance team

You will work mostly independently and determine your own priorities. We expect and stimulate you to be self-steering. This does not mean that you are on your own. You work in a great team with professionals and will receive on the job training, coaching and support from our Business Unit Controller and your Project Control colleagues. 


Where you will work

Within Finance at Royal HaskoningDHV, we have more than 200 Finance professionals active in different countries, divided over business and financial control. We support the organization on everything that is financial. You will join a team of 15 colleagues in Business Control of the Business line Industry & Buildings. The team works in a buddy system and has a mix of junior, medior, and senior members, working together on the most amazing projects.  Our team definitely has an informal and a good atmosphere!


The Business Line Industry & Buildings has more than 1700 committed professionals who put in their skills, drive, ambition and time to meet the needs of our clients and impact society in a positive way.


What you bring

With your understanding of the finance & management control discipline and underlying principles, you have the capability to apply these in daily practice. You are capable of assessing the impact of relevant project issues on financial result (cash flow and profit) and because of your holistic view, you understand the key drivers behind a profitable project. Besides that, you have:

  • Relevant HBO/BSc/MSc Economics or Management accounting degree
  • 0 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Basic knowledge of related disciplines (data analytics, IT, and risk management)
  • Native verbal & written communication skills in Dutch; English is a plus

Additionally, you are:

  • Strong business partner and commercially aware
  • Strong analytical, influencing, and forward-looking skills
  • Accurate and efficient
  • Self-starter/pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Independent and critical thinker combined with excellent team player skills, confident and forceful personality


What we offer you

You will work together with smart, like-minded colleagues on challenging projects. It is a diverse and growing team of enthusiast colleagues that want to make a positive impact. Besides that, we also offer you:

  • A good work-life balance, including the flexibility to work partly from home
  • A laptop and company cell phone
  • 28 vacation days based on a 40-hour work week
  • We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits
  • A workplace in our offices in Amersfoort, Rotterdam or Nijmegen and travel allowance or a NS-Business Card
  • An opportunity to develop as a (project) Controller/Financial expert in a large international company. We are an attractive employer with a good national and international market position that offers lots of opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Young Royal HaskoningDHV that organises inspiring events, workshops, and excursions with colleagues inside and outside the Netherlands. Do you also have up to 1 year of experience? Then you will also be invited to our Young Professionals Program!

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Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Please apply with you CV and motivation letter via de application button. If you have any questions regarding this position, feel free to send them to [email protected]


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.

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