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Project Controls Specialist  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 1/15/2024
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist for our client, a leading engineering, architectural and management firm.
Position Overview:
As a Project Controls Specialist, you will provide services related to planning, scheduling, cost, engineering and earned value analysis on assigned projects. This position will provide guidance to a scheduler and project manager/engineer on larger projects. Services include preparing schedules and performance monitoring of status and management reports which identify variances in work execution strategy. The Project Controls Specialists are required to provide timely feedback and recommend solutions to management to improve or mitigate problems affecting cost, schedule or estimating issues throughout the life cycle of a project, program, or other related work activity.
  • Work with Lead Engineers and/or Construction Team to refine service/construction labor estimates into P6 Level 4 execution schedules and Earned Value (EV) management suite, to track progress and issue reports.
  • Lead in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and development of schedules with budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements.
  • Analyze unit rates and performance metrics to provide the Management Team with guidance on performance to-date and estimate to completion.
  • Compile schedule and cost data inputs into the project controls database and interpret output results to guide decision making.
  • Analyze schedule progress, performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Advise management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Support the Project Management team in maintaining timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
  • Take the lead in the development and maintenance of any periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) status reports to keep management and/or owner informed on the project progress.
  • Participate in the development of the Project Close Out process including the evaluation of all subcontractors and major vendors.
  • Set the priority of Safety as paramount in all planning and execution.
  • Prepare one 'lunch and learn' workshop per year on a topic relevant to project execution or procedural improvement.

Job Requirements


Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Business.
  • Project Controls experience on engineering and construction projects.
  • Hands-on experience with Primavera Project Planner P6 (highly preferred) and/or MS Project.
  • Ten (10) + years of experience setting up construction schedules working with resource loading and earned value management systems (highly preferred).
  • Ability to problem solve and/or use data analysis to make business driven decisions.
  • Knowledge of cost engineering concepts as they relate to budgeting, monitoring and tracking actual costs, change orders and forecasting.
  • Experience with Word, Access, Excel, VBA (highly preferred), PowerPoint and MS Project Software.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent multitasking and organizational abilities for project efficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
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