Construction Project Controls Specialist

Beaumont, TX
Full Time

The Project Control Specialist (PCA) has the primary duty of collecting and compiling scheduling and cost data from contractors and internal teams for weekly and monthly reporting to project stakeholders and senior management. This includes all data for engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up/commissioning of company assets and infrastructure. This role serves as the Project Controls Team Leader on projects being performed in the Beaumont, TX Regional Office.

The PCA will analyze and report on the Projects’ Critical Path Schedules, Earned Value, monthly accruals and cost forecasts, labor productivity, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that support decision-making on a real-time basis. The PCA provides comprehensive reporting of critical information to support the successful project delivery with respect to time and budget.  The PCA engages in close collaboration with our client’s managers and personnel, and all contractors to consolidate and report pertinent data throughout the project’s lifecycle. Even though this position will be assigned to the Beaumont office, this position will support the Project Controls effort at other locations depending on the project and overall department needs.


  • Own established Project Controls Procedures and enforce them with contractors.
  • Implement Work Breakdown and Project Coding Structures for control and integrity of the work defined by each contract.
  • Execute the schedule and cost management program for company infrastructure projects. Support the coordination of infrastructure planning efforts at applicable stages of the project lifecycle, contribute to the development, validation, monitoring and controlling of schedules and budgets.
  • Support implementation of appropriate change management procedures and effectively obtain pertinent cost and schedule events at their inception.
  • Maintain established dashboards and reporting to communicate KPIs, cost and schedule performance relative to applicable project baselines.  Provide cost and schedule reports to stakeholders which facilitate the ability to make timely and informed decisions with respect to project execution.
  • Analyze trends and changes to forecast and identify potential risk areas such as schedule delays and or cost overruns.
  • Recommend solutions or recovery plans for schedule or cost impacts and/or delays.
  • Assist with impromptu cost and schedule investigations that facilitate and give support to rapid decision-making based on time, risk, or cost benefit analysis.
  • Review contractor invoices, labor reports, and change orders for numerical errors, correct coding, and compliance to contract terms and conditions.
  • Other work as needed in support of successful project delivery.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to execute project controls efforts within an operational area of the business to meet organizational objectives.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Work Breakdown Structure and Project Coding Structures (schedule and cost) and ability to effectively implement schedule and cost management work processes on projects.
  • Knowledge in planning and scheduling methodologies and functions including development of CPM schedules, updating of schedules, schedule analysis, and reporting of this information. This knowledge is customarily acquired over time and through education or practical experience on similar projects.
  • Knowledge in cost engineering methodologies and functions including cost estimating, cost control, financial and cost reporting, cost forecasting, cost variance analysis, Earned Value, change control, and reporting of cost information. This knowledge is customarily acquired over time and through education or practical experience on similar projects.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability in multi-discipline and cross-functional environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include, but are not limited to upper management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to work within a high-performance, multi-discipline, cross-functional organization with rigid timelines and aggressive goals.
  • A high degree of personal organization and document management skills.
  • Strong results orientation and a tireless work ethic with a resolve to meet objectives of the organization without compromising integrity or quality.
  • Demonstrated capability to support change and implement process improvements, leading to greater effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Positive, driven, and energetic; able to roll up sleeves to get the job done.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related discipline.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, AACE International certification, Certified Construction Manager (CMA) or other professional society certification related to the Construction Industry.
  • Ten plus (10+) years of experience in construction or manufacturing project controls, including planning/scheduling, cost management and reporting, contract management, and change management preferably in industrial, manufacturing, and/or process related industries.
  • Three plus (3+) years of experience working on a construction site or in a manufacturing/fabrication facility in a supervisory role
  • 3+ years of expertise using Primavera Project Management (P6); experience with Microsoft Project a plus.
  • 5+ years expertise in Microsoft Excel, Access, or other database programs.  Experience should include extensive data analysis and reporting including the use of formulas, programming, or advanced analytical features.  Able to effectively digest a high volume of multi-sourced data while organizing and distilling the noise into usable and pertinent data and trends.
  • Use of Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) such as Procore, Proliance, ProjectSight, SharePoint, etc. a plus.
  • Ability to occasionally travel in support of business and/or project related matters.





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