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Project Controls Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/05/2012
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The Company:
Our major oil & gas client is seeking a Project Controls Technician for a position based in Houston.

The Role:
The Project Controls Technician supports all aspects of project control and reporting, including project change management, estimate development, cost control, progress measurement, schedule development and schedule control as assigned by the Project Controls Lead.

• Provide project cost, schedule, estimating, progress measurement, and change management support
– Participate in kick-off meetings with the EPC contractor and PMT to ensure common understanding of cost, schedule, estimating, progress measurement, and change management requirements
– Develop briefing sessions for project team members with respect to project control requirements and processes
– Cooperate with IPR teams and post audit activities with respect to project services functions
– Participate in gathering and recording lessons learned for the project

• Supporting PMT and Cost Stewards with ongoing project cost and schedule analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and Change Management.
– Develop and document Control Estimates, Schedules and Budgets (annual and multi-year), and ensuring that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope
– Analyze cost and schedule trends, develop and review cost and schedule forecasts
– Prepare monthly cost reports (budgets, forecasts, expenditures, commitments)
– Maintain ongoing cost vulnerability/cost reduction opportunities database
– Review Controller's monthly Stewardship Report for actual invoice bookings
– Develop monthly estimates of Work-In-Place (WIP)
– Administers the project change control process for their Stewardship area
– Develop monthly expenditure and commitment forecasts
– Monitor and report on cost and schedule implications of changes
– Participate in contract commercial bid evaluations (as required)
– Participate in developing Contract Price Budgets and Contract Control Schedules and Milestones
– Support preparation of Advance Commitment or Full Funding estimates and budgets
– Interface with Controllers regarding AFEs/budgets and invoices

• Monitoring and appraising the performance of Contractor's Site in the areas of cost, progress and schedule control.
– Examine and evaluate the Contractor’s cost and schedule control organization, plans, performance and procedures
– Review and, where appropriate, endorse schedule, progress and cost Baselines and forecast prepared by contractors
– Review and endorse progress measures reported by the contractor
– Review cost and schedule bases of contractor's Change Proposals - review and endorse Change Orders - monitor, analyze and report contractor invoices
– Assist site management in developing/reviewing cost and schedule corrective actions and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are implemented.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business Administration with relevant
• 3 – 5 years prior oil and gas industry experience preferred
• Willing to work overseas in a team environment
• Willing to relocate to required project site
• Strong Influencing, Consulting, Mentoring, Analytical, and Computing skills
• Adaptability to changing priorities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to multitask and respond quickly to urgent analysis requests
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