Project Controls Specialist

Position Description:   The Project Controls Specialist provides services related to planning, scheduling, cost engineering and trend engineering on assigned projects. He / she nay provide leadership to a scheduler and / or project cost engineer on larger projects. Services include preparing schedules and performance monitoring status and management reports which identify variances in work execution strategy, provide timely feedback and recommend solutions to management to improve or mitigate problems affecting cost, schedule or estimating issues throughout the life cycle of a project, program or other related work activity.   Essential Functions:     Develops the scope, schedule, budget and estimates to complete data for assigned tasks. Leads in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and development of schedules and budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements. Analyzes unit rates to the extent the estimate to complete unit rates are well understood and defendable to peer review. Assembles and compiles schedules and cost data and inputs into the project control database and provide output to the project team. Analyzes schedules progress and performance and identifies developing problem areas. Participates in claims analysis and negotiation. Assists in managing and maximizing project margins. Advises management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules and client relations. Supports the Project Management team in maintaining timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems. Takes the lead in the development and maintenance of any periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) status reports to keep management and/or owner informed on the project progress. Participates in the development of the Project Close Out process including the evaluation of all subcontractors and major vendors. Sets the priority of Safety as paramount in all planning and execution. Uses Middough Advance Project Procedures (MAPP) as a tool for project implementation and complies with procedural requirements. Prepares one lunch & learn workshop per year on a topic relevant to project execution or procedural improvement.  Skills and Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Hands-on experience with Primavera Project Planner P6 and Contract Manager 5+ years' experience setting up constructionschedules working with resource loading and earned value management systems Project Controls experience on engineering and construction projects Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and concepts of cost engineering as they relate to budgeting, monitoring and tracking actual costs, change orders and forecasting Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project Software   Physical Demands: The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee will:  frequently be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls; frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.   In addition:  Overtime may be necessary as workload's dictate. This may include weekdays, weekends and/or holidays. The job will generally be performed in a Middough office location but could occur at the Client's production facility or industrial/construction job site and could last for extended periods of time. May require occasional overnight travel to another client location/facility or the home office. Conditions will vary at each location, but the conditions listed above will generally apply. When working outside Middough's office, appropriate safety training and safety equipment will be provided by Middough and/or Client, as required
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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