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Power Engineers Project Control Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Project Control Specialist



Department:Power Delivery Project Services V Dept


Project Control Specialist – Schedule and/or Cost

POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a Project Control Specialist for our Power Delivery Project Services department. This position reports to Portland, OR office with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location. The Project Control Specialist will interact productively with key members of a project team, under the direction of a Project Manager. Minimal travel is required for this position.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Project Controls Specialist works closely with the team, project managers, and engineers to develop Transmission project schedules

  • Has an understanding of complex projects and how they work

  • Possess an understanding of scheduling and cost knowledge, is able to interact with key project team members from a variety of backgrounds

  • Understands CPM scheduling, Earned Value Management and Schedule Risk Analysis

  • Experience with scheduling engineering and construction projects

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

  • Develop, maintain, and support project schedule development

  • Work with management to assure the schedule represents the execution plan

  • Effectively communicate with various project teams and internal workgroups

  • Report project status to project manager and engineer and provide visibility to critical deliverables through phone calls, emails, and/or meetings

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

  • Prepare cost performance and cash flow projections utilizing budget and cost loaded schedules

  • Update tasks and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as indicated on progress updates

  • Attend meetings as required (internal and with the client)

  • The ideal candidate should be a self-starter and work independently

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or client

Required Education/Experience

  • BS/BA in Business, Engineering, or Construction Management and/or related field experience

  • Candidate must have 5+ years of professional Project Controls experience

  • Proficient in Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Desired Education/Experience

  • Electrical utilities and power distribution experience

  • Experience working on various sized projects/programs

  • Knowledge of Oracle, SAP, SmartSheet, and Power BI

  • Certification from AACE or PMI

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on 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 benefit 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!