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Working As A Project Controls Specialist

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $89,835

    Average Salary

What Does A Project Controls Specialist Do At Tetra Tech

* Develop an efficient and flexible approach to managing cost and schedule across a diverse portfolio of environmental projects.
* Create and maintain project schedules in Microsoft Project.
* Manage interfaces between projects.
* Collaborate with program management team to ensure compliance with client schedule expectations.
* Recommend potential corrective actions when variances arise.
* Summarize schedule status to both management and client.
* Maintain cost forecasts for all projects.
* Ensure compliance with both project budgets and business financial metrics.
* Analyze revenue generation and profitability.
* Coordinating with management team, submit regular financial updates.
* Develop corrective action plans if projects are at risk of not meeting financial expectations.
* Manage intercompany contracts by ensuring budget compliance, providing sufficient scope detail to intercompany subcontractors, and avoiding interruptions to work.
* Respond to client and resolve queries regarding project controls.
* Closely monitor cost and schedule performance for the largest construction projects in the portfolio, including bi-weekly status of detailed Gantt chart, estimate to completion, and Earned Value reporting.
* Support the development of new proposals with a focus on cost estimate and schedule development.
* Coordinate inputs from a large base of project managers.
* Develop standard formats to improve efficiency of the proposal process.
* Leverage project controls and business process improvement experience, collaborating with other key Tetra Tech managers, to expand new business in this area

What Does A Project Controls Specialist Do At Duke Energy

* Lead Development / Generation of Periodic Project Controls Reporting.
* Provide leadership in development and generation of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly project controls reports.
* Responsible for gathering, verifying, validating and analyzing data in support of project controls reporting.
* Responsible for distributing and archiving project controls reports as appropriate.
* Ina addition, provide presentation quality reports and be available to present if needed to project team/management team.
* Lead and Perform Change Control.
* Track and manage changes to the project scope, schedule and cost baseline.
* Identify, assess, gain approval for, and distribute change requests, change notices and/or change orders in a manner compliant with internal governance standards and terms and conditions of relevant contracts (as appropriate).
* Lead team through audit reviews and reporting.
* Oversee Project Controls Benchmarking and Self
* Assessment Initiatives.
* Assist in scheduling and carrying out benchmarking and self assessment initiatives relevant to project controls and the types of projects typically managed by the project controls group.
* Identify and communicate improvement opportunities, adoption of best practices and counter measures to address gaps in performance.
* Expertise in Project Controls Methodologies.
* Leads development and maintenance of WBS, project schedules, cost estimates, track and trend cash flow reports, change control documentation (scope, cost or schedule) and/or any reports associated with project controls.
* Tracks and reports project status performs variance, earned value and critical path analyses at a level appropriate for the project.
* Create and Maintain Project Estimate.
* Work as/with Estimator(s) to create or create project cost estimate in order to establish effective cost controls management.
* Assure that project estimate includes all necessary raw materials, resource / labor rates, manufactured materials / equipment as well as current industry data relative to project scope.
* Manage the estimate according to PMCoE Estimating Standard and review cycle.
* Effective Team Leadership.
* The Principal PCS is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with customers, supports the resolution of quality issues and complete assignments (proposals, project tasks, reports, etc.) within negotiated budgets and schedules

What Does A Project Controls Specialist Do At Jacobs

* The duties of a Project Controls Specialist are set out below, but also include any other reasonable activity as directed from time to time.
* Develop, monitor, track, analyze, forecast, and report on project budgets, estimates to complete, commitments, expenditures, project progress and productivity, work plans and schedules, projects cost at completion, WBS cost coding, subcontracts, and change management.
* Support Project Managers with Operational Project Reviews (OPRs).
* Support Project Managers with quarterly forecast on projects
* Involvement in the development of the schedule for mainly engineering activities, but may also need to incorporate other activities associated with procurement, construction, etc
* Review of expenditure details, identifying incorrect charges, and commencement of the charge correction process
* Review, process and track sub consultant invoices on various projects
* Input or update activity data, logic, resource, progress, expenditure information and review of activity durations and logic sequences
* Perform risk analysis on cost and schedule and recommend usage of contingency.
* Provide support for project pricing
* Coordinate activities and services with corporate support groups including human resources, accounting, legal, contracts management, procurement and safety
* Assure change management systems and processes are implemented and followed.
* Identify potential project problems early, report issues and problems to operations leadership, and work with project teams to address and implement recovery plans.
* Preparation of spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analyses, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations
* Set-up, monitor & report earned value progress measurement systems for projects, including analysis based on input from project leads
* Produce various planning and scheduling reports and analysis
* Printing and distribution of technical and administrative reports, assembly of monthly report packages
* Other project controls duties as assigned

What Does A Project Controls Specialist Do At Stantec

* Implement established project control processes and procedures for project execution, including, but not limited to, earned value management, and management of change
* Support development of the Project Execution Plan, Construction Execution Plan and the Project Control Plan, and liaising with the Project Management Team and Client to establish an approved project control and reporting methodology at the beginning of a project
* Support the preparation of baseline and controls budgets and resource load schedule in conjunction with both Engineering and Construction Management Team Members when required
* Ensure cost and schedule alignment
* Liaising with clients, if required, to clarify cost and schedule related issues while ensuring adherence to recommended best practices
* Support the development of WBSwith project team
* Understand critical path
* Understand schedule slippages and help propose mitigation strategies if required
* Understand resource management
* Monitor and control by measuring against schedule baseline and control budget through progressing and forecasting
* Understand Cost and Schedule variances
* Understand Cost and Schedule Trend (CPI/SPI)
* Be accountable and drive quality by providing accurate reports within the timelinesset out for the project
* Assist with establishing and applingRules of Credit with the Project Team that will determine progress, calculate earned value, cost and schedule performanceindicesand forecast to complete
* Ensure accurate and timely issuance of invoices
* Your Capabilities and Credentials
* The successful candidate will possess:
* years of experience in performing cost management and other project controls functions.
* Knowledge in project control fundamentals with analytical skills and understanding in financial analysis, schedule analysis, modeling and budgeting methodologies.
* Advanced MS Office skills, proficient in Excel.
* Experience with ERP and other Financial/Cost systems (Oracle, Prolog, etc.) an asset.
* Experience with Primavera an asset
* AACE designation an asset.
* PMP designation an asset

What Does A Project Controls Specialist Do At Barrick

* Work closely with Barrick PMO group to ensure all project management standards are complied with during the process of project planning and execution
* Prepare, issue, track and report against project cost forecasts
* Ensure all Vendor Onboarding process requirements are in place for all contracts to be executed
* Directs and coordinates all project control related administration activities
* The ability and experience to collaborate with key stakeholders to identify and mitigate risks and maximize opportunities is essential
* Support operational project management requirements as needed

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Project Controls Specialist Career Paths

Project Controls Specialist
Scheduler Project Scheduler Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Scheduler Projects Controller
Controls Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Marketing Consultant Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager Project Manager Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Operations Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Contractor/Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Project Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Projects Controller Controls Manager Controller
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Controls Manager Operations Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Controls Manager Controller General Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Projects Controller Senior Project Manager
Senior Program Manager, PMO
13 Yearsyrs
Project Scheduler Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Service Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager General Manager Site Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Transition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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  • Occidental

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  • Tagalog

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  • Korean

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Real Project Controls Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Project Controls Specialist The Louis Berger Group Morristown, NJ Sep 02, 2015 $147,493
Senior Project Controls Specialist Wood Group PSN, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 11, 2015 $138,986
Project Controls Specialist II Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Oct 13, 2015 $133,765
Project Controls Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. New York, NY Aug 17, 2016 $128,960
Project Controls Specialist IV Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Jan 25, 2016 $125,445
Project Controls Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. New York, NY Feb 05, 2016 $124,800
Senior Project Controls Specialist Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Jan 07, 2015 $124,000
Senior Project Controls Specialist Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Apr 04, 2013 $124,000
SR. Project Controls Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. King of Prussia, PA Jun 16, 2016 $122,866
Project Control Chief Specialist Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 23, 2014 $121,317
Principal Project Controls Specialist Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 23, 2014 $121,317
Principal Project Controls Specialist Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 05, 2013 $120,524
Senior Project Controls Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 05, 2015 $120,000
Senior Project Controls Specialist Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. Portland, ME Oct 03, 2016 $95,389
Project Controls Specialist IV Bayer Business & Technology Services, LLC Berkeley, CA Aug 04, 2014 $95,000
Project Controls Specialist Remedial Construction Services, L.P. Houston, TX May 01, 2015 $95,000
Project Controls Specialist Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Greenville, SC Sep 09, 2016 $94,869
Project Controls Specialist-Cost Engineer Samsung E&C America, Inc. Long Beach, CA Aug 27, 2013 $93,500
Associate Project Controls Specialist III Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Feb 19, 2016 $92,872
Project Controls Specialist II Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Nov 23, 2015 $92,000
Project Controls Specialist II Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Oct 05, 2014 $92,000
Project Controls Specialist 2 Arcadis U.S., Inc. Los Angeles, CA Dec 26, 2016 $79,955
Project Controls Specialist III Fermi Research Alliance, LLC Batavia, IL Jan 05, 2015 $79,789 -
Project Control Specialist Saulsbury Industries Inc. Odessa, TX Mar 26, 2016 $79,664
Project Control Specialist JCMS, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $79,060
Project Controls Specialist Louis Berger Water Services, Inc. Baltimore, MD Aug 02, 2013 $77,896 -
Staff Project Controls Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. King of Prussia, PA Sep 03, 2013 $77,272
Project Controls Specialist STV Incorporated New York, NY Aug 28, 2014 $77,126

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Top Project Controls Specialist Skills

  1. Project Controls
  2. Status Reports
  3. Project Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project Controls Specialist - Assigned as the project planner/scheduler for the design of a DOD biochemical weapon deactivation plant.
  • Prepared and submitted weekly and monthly status reports, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Developed training programs to support change management efforts related to project controls and project management.
  • Develop proposed project control program for estimating, schedule and resource planning.
  • Managed project schedules for Transmission and Emergent projects under Project Managers.

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