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Project Controls Engineer


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Newark, NJ, US ParkRidge, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 167055 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern District 

Department: Project Controls Scheduling 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Controls Engineer, 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 Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil & electrical construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction, in addition to a large amount of work in the energy/power sector. We specialize in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.  

As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with over 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 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 numerous 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 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. 


Woodcliff Lake, NJ


•    Understand project scope and contract
•    Managing quantity take-offs, incorporating 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 the creation of and updates to an integrated EPC schedule in Primavera P6
•    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
•    Analyze, evaluate, and forecast current status against an established baseline schedule
•    Assess the impacts of design or construction changes and schedule delays
•    Prepare, review, and update weekly and monthly progress reports, graphs, and charts that include earned-value schedule progress, schedule forecasting, and executive Management Summaries
•    Coordination with project teams to assess reporting, identify risk, and create accurate forecasts
•    Manage a project controls team, including schedulers and cost analysts


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or other related degree
•    3-5+ years of experience on construction projects, including planning, estimating, forecasting, scheduling, cost control, schedule control, and/or project reports
•    Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
•    Ability to manage, analyze, and manipulate large data sets
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible
•    Able to direct and mange a team to achieve project goals, sometimes from a remote site
•    Knowledge of reporting tools such as Power BI, Excel etc.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)
•    Working knowledge of Primavera P6 with a strong understanding of scheduling fundamentals
•    Strong decision-making skills
•    Demonstrated work ethic and working on large teams with multiple moving parts
•    The ability to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done
•    Occasional travel to project sites and offices is required

Preferred Qualifications
•    Construction or Design Project Engineering experience
•    Certifications (one or more): PE, PSP/PMI-SP, PMP, CST

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.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $92,179 - $138,268 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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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