Project Controls Lead

Indianapolis, Indiana
14 Oct 2016
23 Dec 2016
LS 00007R
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. 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.


The Project Controls Lead is accountable for timely and accurate input of data, thorough and accurate review and analysis of defined cost and schedule elements, and timely and accurate document production.

Primary Responsibilities:

The duties of a Project Controls Lead are set out below, but also include any other reasonable activity as directed from time to time.

  • 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.
  • Support Project Managers with monthly Operational Project Reviews (OPRs).
  • Support Project Managers with weekly/monthly forecast on projects
  • Involvement in the development of the schedule for mainly engineering activities, but may also need to incorporate other activities associated with procurement, construction, etc
  • Review of expenditure details, identifying incorrect charges, and commencement of the charge correction process
  • Review, process and track sub consultant invoices on various projects
  • Input or update activity data, logic, resource, progress, expenditure information and review of activity durations and logic sequences
  • Perform risk analysis on cost and schedule and recommend usage of contingency.
  • Provide support for project pricing
  • Coordinate activities and services with corporate support groups including human resources, accounting, legal, contracts management, procurement and safety
  • 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
  • Preparation of spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analyses, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations
  • Set-up, monitor & report earned value progress measurement systems for projects, including analysis based on input from project leads
  • Produce various planning and scheduling reports and analysis
  • Other project controls duties as assigned

  • Must have Oracle-Primavera P6 experience and proficiency, MS Project a plus
  • BS/BA in construction management or business preferred
  • At least 10+ years experience in a project controls or related function is required
  • Previous experience working in Pharma and Life Sciences is preferred
  • Proficient computer skills using MS Office tools. Proficient Excel skills are a must.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and writing and ability to supervise team members.

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.