Specialist areas of expertise:
Programme and project management, programme/project controls, project governance, assurance

Steve Elliott BSc (Hons) CEng FIMechE FAPM is a highly experienced programme management, project management and project controls professional with an impressive track record of successfully leading the development, delivery and control of large, complex programmes and megaprojects in challenging political and stakeholder environments. His extensive knowledge spans buildings, defence, infrastructure, heavy engineering, pharmaceutical, refinery and petrochemical, transportation and water sectors.

Steve’s project portfolio includes many of the UK’s most high-profile infrastructure developments, embracing High Speed 2 (HS2); Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line; Tideway, London’s new super sewer; and Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 and Terminal 3 Redevelopments.

As Programme Controls Director for the entire Crossrail Programme, he served as a member of the Executive Team reporting directly to the Programme Director. Steve’s role encompassed all the traditional controls functions – scope, cost, schedule, change, risk management, reporting and contract administration. His leadership of Crossrail’s programme management and controls was described as best practice by the UK Public Accounts Committee, a select committee of the House of Commons responsible for overseeing government expenditure.

During his 40-year career to date, he has advised and worked for major blue-chip organisations that include BAA, BAE Systems, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline and WSP (incorporating Parsons Brinckerhoff), as well as major contractors Balfour Beatty and Kværner.

Steve was a member of the executive project management team at GlaxoSmithKline that delivered the firm’s flagship US$900m (£700m) Pharmaceutical Research and Development Campus at Stevenage on schedule and 5% below budget, setting new standards for safety and project management in the UK.

Steve holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield University. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management.


To contact Steve about programme and project controls, please email

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