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Project Controls Specialist

Posted 22 days ago

Position: Project Controls Specialist
Location: Olean, NY 14760
Term: 12 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Critical Path Schedule Ownership and Management: Working with the project management team, will take full ownership of project schedule. Includes but is not limited to developing, monitoring, and maintaining relevant schedules.
  • Schedule reporting, KPIs, and Corrective Action / Recovery Plans.: Responsible for all internal and external schedule reporting, including development, tracking, and reporting of required KPIs. As the situations warrant, candidate will work with various project teams to identify, develop and implement corrective action / recovery plans.
  • Progress Tracking and Reporting: Prepare and maintain progress S-curves, manpower histograms, and overall percent complete / earned value as required. Specific projects may require field installed quantities and site action progress tracking as well.
  • Customer interface: Interact with customers as needed. To include, but not limited to, project status; schedule updates and issues; contract or claims issues, etc.
  • Project Deliverables: Assist PM team in tracking and management of applicable project deliverables. Support project audits as required.
  • Contract Requirement Management: Assist project team in producing, managing and tracking relevant contractual deliverables (i.e., monthly reports; percent complete metrics; S-Curves, etc.)
  • Change Management Support: Support the change management process as it relates to each project. Incorporate said changes into the project plan and articulate the overall schedule impact of said changes. Work with CPM to develop cost value of each change.
  • Claim Management Support: Assist the Contract and Claims Manager by assessing and documenting the impact of late deliverables, materials, etc. from customers, vendors, internal sub-suppliers, etc. Leverage use of factual historic Project Controls data as support to claim management process. Provide feedback and guidance on overall claim management strategies.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management: Provide inputs to project risk and opportunity register thru out entire life cycle of project. Proactively identify potential risks and work with project team in developing and implementing mitigating actions plans. Search for opportunities and assist with developing said opportunities.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Coach, develop and assist project management teams on the topic of project controls, to ensure compliance to company requirements and achieve best-in-class results.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Business field.
  • 5+ year’s relevant working experience, including experience in the large, Global oil and gas projects, and working with EPCs. Relevant site experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project controls concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value Management Techniques.
  • Advanced Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience, specifically the ability to develop, maintain, and update detailed schedules; resource loading; ensuring adherence to quality standards; creating reports along with a detailed and accurate analysis highlighting areas of concern, to include possible recovery actions as needed.
  • ERP experience (i.e. SAP, Oracle).
  • Strategic thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Deep appreciation for project controls processes and toolsets and ability to identify, develop, and drive improvements.
  • Ability to effectively lead and work under pressure.
  • Ability to successfully work in team environment.
Even better if you have:
  • Knowledge of project controls concepts, practices and procedures, and schedule management tools such as Primavera and MS Project.
    Strong communications skills are essential. (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of PM@Siemens.
    Ability to process complex and linear thinking.
  • Be proactive, self-motivated, and flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and also to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure.
  • Ability to work constructively with all stakeholders, building both internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including ability to prioritize (80/20) activities for biggest impact.
  • Strong sense of time urgency for critical-path project items, milestones, and key project deliverables.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.
  • Client relationship management through client interaction, reporting, meetings, presentations (external & internal).
  • Understanding the basics of the Business Systems such as Oracle/SAP and how it is used in the order capture, order entry, and order execution processes.
  • Experience dealing directly with typical suppliers & customers (EX: Internal Siemens entities, EPCs and oil & gas OEMs).
  • Experience working in typical industry verticals (EX: power generation, oil & gas, refining, heavy machinery manufacturing).