Project Controls Specialist - Heavy Civil Construction


Westlake, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US Irving, TX, US Grapevine, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171496 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: South Central District 

Department: Project Controls 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Controls Specialist for Kiewit, you will be part of a project controls team responsible for planning, scheduling, quantity management, budget cost controls, change management, and reporting. This hands-on role will give you the opportunity to directly interface with the estimating, design, and construction teams to ensure the accurate life cycle of quantity and cost management from original estimate through project completion.

District Overview

Kiewit's South-Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more. Although most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  


Westlake, TX – DFW metroplex. 


  • Develop an understanding of project scopes and contracts.
  • Manage quantity take-offs and incorporate any changes from the original estimate into all quantity, cost, and schedule reporting to support earned value claiming and material purchasing.
  • Ensure work is being quantified and tracked in appropriate units of measure and cost items/codes.
  • Oversee creation and updates to an integrated EPC schedule in Primavera P6.
  • Assist efforts for tracking budgets, project costs, labor hours, schedule updates, installed quantities, and progress measurements for work to include direct hire and subcontracted work.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and forecast current status against an established baseline schedule.
  • Assess the impacts of design or construction changes and/or schedule delays.
  • Assist in the preparation, review, and updates of weekly and monthly progress reports, graphs, and charts that include earned-value schedule progress, schedule forecasting, and executive Management Summaries.
  • Coordinate with project teams to assess reporting, identify risk, and create accurate forecasts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related field.
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years of experience supporting project controls for construction projects, including planning, estimating, forecasting, scheduling, cost control, schedule control, and/or project reports.
  • Knowledge of reporting tools such as Power BI, Excel etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Primavera P6 and understanding of scheduling fundamentals.
  • Ability to manage, analyze, and manipulate large data sets.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated work ethic while working both independently and with teams to complete tasks under a deadline.
  • Occasional travel to project sites and/or offices.


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.


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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