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Project Controls Manager - Oil, Gas, & Chemical


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 160239 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy US District 

Department: Project Controls Scheduling 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Project Controls Manager will be required to perform many of the activities noted below for ongoing project controls support and also for system and tools development.

District Overview

Kiewit Energy was established to better serve the diverse and expanding energy market. Kiewit Energy provides cohesive engineering, procurement and construction services to the oil, gas, refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, biofuels, and other process industries. Early Contract Involvement presence offering clients long-term relationships, providing integrated schedules, realistic construction estimates, and construction driven execution planning.  


This position will be based at our Energy Corridor office. One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


• Assists in developing and preparing cost and schedule information for proposals or projects.  
• Assists with the development of engineering and construction project controls procedures, work instructions, tools, reports, standards, etc.
• Provides and coordinates data, documents, etc. necessary for the project historical reports. 
• Develops, implements, and maintains metrics to report cost/schedule health for projects. 
• Provides cost/schedule input for any on or off project standards, weekly, monthly reports, etc.
• Assists in the development of estimate turnover package for project execution as it relates to cost engineering, planning, and scheduling.
• Reports to the Manager of Project Controls and/or (On-Project) Project Controls Manager
• Assists with Advance work packaging, material tracking, and subcontract tracking 
• Prepares weekly and monthly reports with detail analysis of areas of risk, opportunities and concerns based on current project data and historical benchmarks. 

Cost Engineering/ Estimating:
• Coordinates, develops and implements the cost budget preparation and control for project execution, which includes cost breakdown structure, account code (code of account) mapping, loading the estimate into the cost tracking software, assisting in earned value set-up, and reconciling the budgets between cost control system and earned value management system.
• Responsible for monitoring, controlling, forecasting, reporting and providing any recommendations and analysis regarding project cost performance and projections. 
• Develops, implements and maintains job hour reporting/labor corrections.
• Responsible for reviewing billing details for invoicing purposes. 
• Develops and maintains on-project staffing plans and forecasts with integration from the schedules and earned value systems. 
• Implements and maintains the Change Management Program during project execution and assists and/or develops estimates and analysis for scope and non-scope changes/trends.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of on-project cash flow/revenue projections and provides cash flow/revenue assistance to the business manager as necessary.  
• Assists in implementation and maintenance of a project quantity tracking program, with engineering management.

Planning and Scheduling:
• Responsible for developing, maintaining and controlling the project schedules during proposal and project executions for engineering and procurement/subcontract scopes of work. Works with construction on the integration of the CPM schedules.  
• Responsible for preparing schedule narratives and basis/assumption documentation. 
• Responsible for the reviewing of schedule information as it relates to discipline logic ties and interfaces between other disciplines and functions through initial development and during look ahead meetings and discussions, etc. 
• Responsible for the loading and leveling of job hours/other resources in the P6 schedule and maintaining during project execution. 
• Monitors any schedule deviations and provides a time-impact analysis and recommendations for corrective action. Also provides schedule analysis for changes as a result of the change management/trend program. 
• Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the earned value system and ensuring the integration and integrity between the schedules and budgets. 
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of job hours, progress, man-power and quantity progress graphs and charts.


• Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering / engineering technology, or business administration/finance. 
• Working knowledge of the application of AACEI, CII and PMI’s Best / Recommended Practices and Concepts. 
• Basic to Intermediate knowledge in the understanding and comprehension of the technical and practicable methods and techniques for engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up.
• Intermediate knowledge in the understanding of project controls concepts and tools (as they relate to cost engineering, estimating, planning/scheduling engineering, earned value management and systems).
• Basic knowledge in the understanding of cost/schedule risk analysis as it relates to the risk management program, contingency development and analysis. 
• Skilled demonstration in effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills in presenting information from colleagues to management. 
• Working Knowledge of Primavera P6.
• Intermediate knowledge in the use of MS Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Working Knowledge of PowerBi and SAP software a plus.
• Basic to intermediate knowledge in the use of VBA/Macros, SQL, and Oracle language a plus.  
• Basic to Intermediate knowledge of statistical analysis in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, regression, hypothesis testing, etc.
• Strong work ethic and interpersonal, organization and leadership skills 
• Results oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and work independently or on a team.
• Experience with standard office computer software.

Cost Engineering Specific:
• AACEI Certified Cost Technician (CCT) or Certified Cost Professional (CCP) certification a plus.
• At least 5-10 years Project controls/cost engineering experience in Oil Gas and Chemical market.
• Knowledge of the application of financial reporting systems and controller account codes and functions, etc.

Planning and Scheduling Specific:
• AACEI Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) or Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and/or Earned Value Professional (EVP) certification a plus.
• At least 5-10 years planning, scheduling and earned value experience in the Oil Gas and Chemical market.
• Knowledge of the application of planning, scheduling and earned value systems, etc.
• Intermediate knowledge of CPM and Primavera 6.0 or higher software. 
• Knowledge of the application of financial reporting systems and controller account codes and functions, etc.


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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