Our Identity

Our culture focuses on our people – together we help clients overcome their most complex challenges.

Our Story

Cooper Moss Rutland is a progressive, dynamic and independent consultancy offering tailored Project Controls solutions across a multitude of industries. With a wealth of diverse experience in hand and a clear vision in mind, CMR intends to change the way Project Controls is provided.

The aim of Project Controls is to provide clarity and direction to projects of all sizes, yet we have seen first-hand that poorly executed Project Controls can result in quite the opposite effect. Whether it be the wrong solution to a problem, a lack of formal tools and techniques or disjointed teams pulling in different directions, CMR has been created to address each of these issues, and more.

Decades of practical and varied controls knowledge form CMR’s foundation. We work closely with our clients and make their objectives our passion. We love nothing more than a challenge and truly believe that integrated Project Controls shouldn’t be a dream but a realistic expectation.

Why Us

Good Project Controls should be accessible to projects and companies of all sizes, but assembling a controls team can be a daunting and costly prospect. The right support doesn’t always come in the form of a full-time standing army. CMR envisages an industry more agile in the way we all demand and supply our services.

We work with both small companies and megaprojects and always design the appropriate solution. Our clients’ goals become our own and we can offer a range of tried and tested templates, tools and how-to guides which can be tailored to any project.

Our experience in working on large programmes has taught us what good project controls should look like, while our time spent working with small companies has taught us to prioritise our efforts to best suit their needs. We have transformed the controls capability for a number of small companies, enabling them to focus on their strengths and successfully deliver their projects.

We are lucky to have a great team of specialists with varying levels of experience and skill sets. We put a lot of effort into handpicking energetic and dedicated people to support your projects. Project Controls is all we do.

Leadership

Our leadership team is collectively responsible for setting and delivering our vision and strategy. They use their extensive experience to ensure we are at the forefront of our industry to provide the optimum project controls solutions for our clients.

  • Kevin Cooper
    Kevin Cooper Co-Founder

    Kevin is a Planning and Project Controls Manager, who has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has expertise in project controls, planning, forensic analysis, cost, risk, reporting, resource, and contract management; having worked on major complex infrastructure projects. Whilst studying, Kevin represented Britain at numerous international events as part of the British Sailing Team at pre-Olympic level. Since retraining as a planner, he has worked on multiple projects for the Ministry of Defence, as well as major infrastructure works such as the £40bn Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C Nuclear Power Stations, the Tideway, the Lower Thames Crossing and Crossrail. Kevin’s focus is on ensuring integration between project controls and commercial, helping the client to make informed decisions for the best outcome for their project.

  • Danny Moss
    Danny Moss Co-Founder

    Danny is an experienced Planning Manager and Project Controls specialist, with a Masters in Science & Engineering. He has worked as an engineer, planning manager and PMO specialist on large and complex infrastructure construction projects. His expertise is in project controls integration, planning, cost, risk, reporting, NEC contract management and forensic analysis. After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Chemistry and Materials Science, Danny’s career began as an engineer for EDF Energy on the Hunterston B gas reactor and Sizewell B water reactors. He then moved into Project Controls as the Reporting Lead, and then Planner, on the £40bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station mega Programme. Danny was selected to be a Senior Planner and Risk Manager on the £6bn Thames Tideway Programme, a Senior PMO Analyst on the £6bn Lower Thames Crossing and a Lead Planner for a Tier 2 contractor on Crossrail Projects. His focus is on providing clarity, communication and fit-for-purpose solutions to a complex industry that is often lacking in each of these aspects.

  • Neill Rutland
    Neill Rutland Co-Founder

    Neill is a planning and project controls manager with more than 22 years’ experience of working on large and complex programmes in rail, infrastructure, water, power, software engineering and construction. Starting his career on London Underground’s Northern Line Upgrade Programme, Neill has worked on a number of rail programmes including the Victoria Line Upgrade, the Deep Tube, Crossrail and The Prestige (Oyster Card) ticketing system Programmes. More recent projects include Thames Tideway (Water), Lower Thames Crossing (Highways) and The Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal. Expertise in Project Controls, Planning, Reporting, Cost Management, Risk, Change Control, Document Control and in establishing the associated processes. Experience supervising integrated programme rebaselines, setting up and running earned value, bid schedule preparation, schedule tender evaluation & recommendation, overseeing quantitative schedule risk analysis and the implementation of project management systems methodology. He places a strong emphasis on building relationships with stakeholders and developing a controls approach aligned with the Client’s goals.