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Project Controls Specialist


Idaho Falls, ID, US

Requisition ID: 168482 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Project Controls 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Controls Manager, you will manage an on-site project controls team responsible for planning, scheduling, budget cost controls, change management, and reporting. This hands-on role will give you the opportunity to directly interface with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning teams to ensure the path of construction is supported.   

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 

Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available. 

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, industrial, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship. 


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction. 


This position is based in Idaho Falls, ID.


•    Integrate cost and schedule data/baseline with the company’s enterprise system, to facilitate Project's financial goals, or oversee this effort.
•    Lead effort for tracking budget, project costs, labor hours, schedule updates, installed quantities, and progress measurements for work to include direct hire and subcontracted work.
•    Maintain the planning/scheduling updates, applying engineering, procurement, and construction terminology, concepts, and relationships. Develop and maintain critical path logic networks and bar charts.
•    Analyze, evaluate, and forecast current status against an established baseline schedule. Assess the impacts of design or construction changes and schedule delays. Report schedule status to all levels of project and company management as well as to the Client.
•    Prepare reports, graphs, and charts, to communicate project status.
•    Support the Project team, with the change control management process. Support project with pricing and determining schedule impact of change orders.
•    Perform critical path and time impact analysis to document current conditions and change management on the project.
•    Lead a team focused on work packaging. Ensure all work packages support construction sequence.
•    Analyze work progress and craft productivity reports, use this analyze to update project forecast. 
•    Responsible for managing design quantities, and incorporating any changes from estimate into all quantity, cost, and schedule reporting. 
•    Manage a project controls team, including schedulers, cost analysts, and discipline focused Advanced Work Packaging Planning team.


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, accounting, finance, or other associated degree.
•    Relevant work experience in lieu of degree considered
•    4+ years of experience
•    This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S Citizenship to obtain.
•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, perform, review, and present planning and scheduling products. This includes the development of the products independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to engineering, procurement, and construction practices. 
•    Previous Earned Value Management System experience 
•    Previous Nuclear or DOE experience
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible. 
•    Be able to direct and mange a team to achieve project goals. 
•    Working Knowledge of Primavera P6 with a strong understanding of scheduling fundamentals
•    Knowledge of reporting tools such as Power BI, Excel etc.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)

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.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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