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Senior Controls Specialist in Smithfield, NC at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Controls Specialist for a contract opportunity in Smithfield NC, with one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience with an industry leader currently operating the nation's largest natural gas storage system.

As a Controls Specialist within in this group, you will be responsible for supporting cost and performance metrics and controls on a large pipeline construction project planned for West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

As part of this role you will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Aggregate spread level reports and provide root cause and variance analysis/reporting to home office on project financial and performance information.
  • Conduct value added analysis on the cost and schedule impact of construction challenges in real-time to support effective decision making by project management.
  • Develop and maintain regional/spread level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), execution schedules, budget and cost forecasts, risk metrics, and earned value metrics to accurately track and report project performance.
  • Direct spread level project controls staff
  • Ability to identify and elevate trends and other construction related challenges that have the potential to drive change orders
  • Provide support to invoice processing team on regional/spread level progress.
  • Perform other ad-hoc tasks as required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Minimum of 3 years controls experience in utility and or natural gas industry, preferably on large natural gas infrastructure projects.
  • Prior experience supporting capital construction projects required
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication
  • Requires ability to work under limited supervision and direction
  • Demonstrates experience in financial planning and analysis, project financial analysis, due diligence process.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze construction progress, risks, and perform root cause analysis
  • Working understanding and knowledge of Primavera
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Aptitude for continuous learning

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Preferred Disciplines- Construction Management, Business, Finance, Engineering

Additional Requirements:
  • Previous experience as Cost Engineer/Analyst
  • Experience in Primavera highly desirable

Travel Requirements:
  • Up to 75% travel required
  • The Controls Specialist positions will be field located positions during construction.

Comments/Special Instructions:
  • Per Diem will be $144/day for 7 days/week.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for at least 8-10 hours a day
  • Must be able to bend, squat, and kneel.

  • Mon - Fri
  • 8 am - 5:00 pm
  • 8 month contract

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.