City Rail Link Programme Controls
Service: Project Controls
Client: Auckland Transport
Dates: 2014 – Present
Project Location: Auckland
Frequency provides a comprehensive Programme Controls service to Auckland Transport for the City Rail Link. This encompasses all elements of schedule management, financial forecasting, procurement and centralised reporting for the Project Controls Group, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive.
The Frequency engagement sits at the centre point for all ‘source of truth’ project status information, as well as presenting consolidated and accurate schedule and financial status management. This also includes arbitration of ‘soft’ reporting activities to ensure a considered, consistent message is issued across all workstreams.
This role requires continuous, detailed and clear interaction with numerous internal and external stakeholders on a highly complex $3bn project, that includes live construction, design, consenting and property acquisition workstreams. The role also requires an ability to live and breathe across the entire programme, to spot emerging risks and issues arising between workstreams, dispel false assumptions and generally facilitate communication across a large project delivery organisation.
The Frequency engagement also serves as a clearing house for ‘special’ issues, where no single person can be identified as being responsible for an issue, the client routinely delegates duties to the Frequency project controls service for investigation and resolution.
The nature of the engagement is as an immersed consultant, carrying a client side identity, and fulfilling a trusted internal role, as well as representing the project externally under the AT umbrella.