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Power Engineers Project Control Specialist - Cost Controls in Charleston, West Virginia

Project Control Specialist - Cost Controls

Location: Southeast


Department: Power Delivery Project Services II Dept


Project Controls Specialist - Cost Controls

POWER Engineers, Inc., one of the nation’s strongest energy-related engineering and environmental consultants, is currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist - Cost Controls.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Project Controls Specialist works closely with the Project Manager in the overall management of the project. This individual must have an intermediate understanding of complex projects and how they work, high levels of cost knowledge, and the ability to interact productively with key members of a project team with a variety of backgrounds. An intermediate level of understanding of Earned Value Management is also a must. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Identify work scope, technical sequencing, and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Communicate with various project teams and internal work groups

  • Work with engineering managers to ensure the schedule represents the execution plan

  • Report project progress to project managers leads and provide visibility to critical deliverables through regular meetings

  • Utilize look-ahead schedules to help manage the work with internal teams

  • Prepare cost performance and cash flow projections utilizing budget

  • Manage changes and keep teams aware of changes to the budget and schedule

  • Update individual tasks and Project Performance Indicators as indicated on progress updates

  • Review and reconcile contractor invoices for accuracy

  • Review and report on project accruals and expenditures.

  • Ideal candidate should be a self-starter and able to work independently

Required Education/Experience

  • BA in Business, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Candidate must have 4 years of professional experience

Desired Education/Experience

  • Electrical utilities and power distribution experience is desirable

  • Business Objects experience

  • Certification from AACE or PMI is desirable

  • Oracle, P6, and MS Project knowledge is desirable

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple:Have fun, do good, and build success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to positively impact society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefits package:

• Medical/Dental/Vision

• Maternity Leave

• Parental Leave

• Paid Holidays

• Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

• Voluntary Life Insurance

• 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!


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