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Project Controls Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/06/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/06/12)
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The Company:
They are a major operator in the oil and gas industry.

The Role:
The Project Controls Specialist will be assigned on multiple projects to coordinate overall project schedule integration.

•Appraisal of project cost and schedule performance, respond to any requests related to cost, schedule and progress on assigned projects
•Assist Project Management in developing/reviewing cost and schedule corrective action and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are implemented
•Prepare and review with Project Manager routine stewardship project reports
•Develop/administer/report owner’s integrated project schedule addressing engineering, procurement, fabrication/construction, installation and startup/commissioning phases
•Status, update and report all owner’s project activities
•Integrate (but not electronically merge) with contractor’s schedules
•Report and analyze schedule variances against baselines
•Raise flags, take recovery actions and follow up when adverse schedule trends are identified
•Review the Contractor schedule for usefulness, logic, level of detail, input sources, timing, and consistency with the Current Estimate, WBS, and PEP
•Appraise Contactors’ progress relative to the schedule
•Review, upgrade as necessary, and approve the Contractor’s schedule control plan
•Review and, where appropriate, endorse schedule baselines and forecasts prepared by contractors
•Ensure the Contractor’s schedule and cost forecast are in alignment
•Establish and maintain project progress measurement systems for assigned projects
•Develop/update various Project Controls Progress indicators to assist the Project Manager in evaluation of project health and focus areas
•Track and analyze progress variances against baselines
•Raise flags, take recovery actions and follow up when adverse progress trends are identified
•Review and endorse progress reported by the contractor
•Develop/administer/report cost tracking/forecasting for assigned project
•Track committed and actuals, reconcile actuals with estimated cost, develop cost forecast, analyze variations against baselines
•Raise flags, take recovery actions and follow up when adverse cost trends are identified
•Investigate cost inconsistencies and booked charges as required
•Review and integrate with contractor’s cost reports and expenditures
•Assist with blocked invoices

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
•High level of competency with minimum 10 years demonstrated Project Controls experience
•Oil and gas experience, owner experience with the client or other major operator is preferred
•Equally skilled in Planning Scheduling and Cost Control
•Experienced in Primavera P6, P5, P3 and Microsoft Project
•Microsoft Office including Advanced Excel user
•Thorough knowledge of Project Controls principles, theories, concepts, practices, processes, and expectations with respect to project controls
•Experience with CPM scheduling, resource loading and project planning including progress measurement systems, S-curves, and earned value systems.
•Strong initiative, team player, ability to work independently with minimal supervision to achieve results
•Availability to travel to domestic project sites
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