Project Controls Specialist

Greenville, South Carolina
14 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities while growing a competitive skill set and resume in Consumer Products. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

The Jacobs team in our Greenville, SC office is seeking a Project Controls Specialist. The position will report directly to the Director of Services or Project Controls Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support Local Management, Project Executives and Project Managers with Operational Project Reviews (OPRs)
  • Develop, monitor, track, analyze, forecast, and report on project budgets, estimates to complete, commitments, expenditures, project progress and productivity, work plans and schedules, projects cost at completion, WBS cost coding, subcontracts, and change management
  • Provide Earned Value Support
  • Provide support for project pricing
  • Perform risk analysis on cost and schedule and recommend usage of contingency
  • Assure change management systems and processes are implemented and followed
  • Identify potential project problems early, report issues and problems to operations leadership, and work with project teams to address and implement recovery plans
  • Coordinate activities and services with corporate support groups including human resources, accounting, legal, contracts management, procurement and safety

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years related experience is required
  • BS or BA in Cost Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, Industrial Management, Construction Science, Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Proficient computer skills using MS Office tools and the most current project management software programs
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills are a must
  • Good verbal and written communications skills and a desire to work with details
  • Relationship skills that include adaptability, diplomacy and fortitude to resolve complex issues and address differences of opinions
  • The ability to build consensus amongst peers
  • Experience in engineering/design and construction of publicly and privately funded projects
  • Experience with Primavera's Expedition, Contract Manager or P6 is a plus
  • Travel may be required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.