Staff Project Controls Specialist

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Project Control Team's primary objective is to support the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) group in the design, planning, and execution of company infrastructure by providing management with critical, decision-making information that ensures projects deliver on time and on budget. The Team does this by closely collaborating with other functional teams throughout the project lifecycle to: 1) ensure adequate definition of scope, cost, and schedule; 2) establish reasonable baselines; 3) identify and manage risk; and 4) track, monitor, and report project performance. The Team can then make valuable recommendations that drive project performance.

Tesla is seeking a seasoned Staff Project Controls Specialist with relevant construction experience to support the buildout of Tesla's global facilities and infrastructure. This position will be directly responsible for supporting the execution team by managing project cost and scheduling activities from the design phase to project close out. This role will reside in Fremont, California.

  • Program Planning Support: Develop and implement the cost and schedule management programs for global projects. Support site facilities and infrastructure planning efforts at various stages, develop cost estimates and budgets, and establish reasonable cost and schedule baselines.
  • Change Management / Forecasting: Implement solid change management practices and appropriately capture associated cost and schedule activities.
  • Reporting: Lead the development dashboards to communicate cost and schedule performance to teams in real time. Develop a standardized suite of cost and schedule reports that enable senior management to make data driven decisions.
  • Analysis and Tracking: Perform trend analysis and actively evaluate project cost and schedule performance to identify potential risk areas, validate forecasts, and communicate those quickly to key stakeholders.
  • Funding Requests: Lead project controls team's efforts in development of project funding requests.
  • Risk Assessment: Work with key stakeholders to identify project risks, and lead the cost and schedule contingency management process
  • Quality Reviews: Perform quality reviews over work prepared by the project controls team to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Process Development: Assist in developing project controls processes for current and future Gigafactory projects, including change management, planning and scheduling, cost estimating, forecasting, risk Management, earned value, etc.
  • Studies: Lead ad-hoc cost and schedule studies that enable rapid decision-making based on payback, rate of return, etc.
  • Other work as needed in support of successful project delivery.

  • BS in Engineering, Construction, Construction Management, or other relevant areas (with equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years of experience in construction project management, including cost management, contract management, change management: preferably in industrial, manufacturing and/or high-tech industries
  • Comprehensive understanding of construction means and methods in the civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines
  • Comprehensive understanding of cost and schedule management process and procedures for multi-billion dollar facilities
  • Comprehensive understanding of Work Breakdown Structure and Project coding structures
  • Comprehensive understanding of construction schedules
  • Comprehensive understanding of construction estimating methodologies
  • Comprehensive understanding of risk management
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability in cross-functional environment
  • Capable of analyzing and root causing cost and schedule variances against the plan
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Software systems and packages including Aconex, Oracle Unifer, P6, Bluebeam, CAD, and other construction packages
  • Ability to work within a high-performance, cross-functional organization with extremely tight timelines and aggressive goals
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Open-minded, collaborative, proactive, and team oriented attitude
  • Strong work ethic

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