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Project Controls Lead II

Houston, Texas, United States



Posted: 9/19/2023

Ref: BH-246473

Project Controls Lead (PCL) implements overall project controls direction through application of systems and methods for estimate development, cost control, progress measurement, schedule development / control and management of change.

• Provide timely and accurate data and deliverables in support of benchmarking and tool building
• Provide overall project cost, schedule, progress measurement, and change management leadership and expertise
• Provide support to Project Team and Stewards with cost and schedule analysis, reporting, forecasting and budgeting
• Development of Project Controls Plan and Management of Change (MOC) Plan
• Ensure that the Stewardship process is established and implemented, leading to monthly cost and schedule stewardship reviews
• Coordinates and communicates priorities for new and ongoing estimating, planning and cost control activities
• Leads preparation and maintenance of the Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS), the Original Control Budget (OCB), Current Control Budget (CCB) and Project Master Schedule, and Budget (Planning & Budgeting (P&B) ), and the overall cost and progress control system
• Coordinate the collecting, analyzing, and reporting of project cost and schedule control information, to ensure overall project status is assessed and potential problem areas identified; prepares overall cost and schedule forecasts
• Administer and facilitates the Management of Change process
• Facilitate Capital Efficiency / Opportunities and Vulnerabilities process
• Interface with Controllers regarding AFEs/budgets and invoices and development of Work-In-Place
• Participate in bid evaluation process (as required)
• Participate in developing Contract Price Budgets and Contract Control Schedules and Milestones
• Ensure familiarity of Project Controls team with Contractor payment terms and contract coordination procedures applicable to their scope
• Leads preparation for Gates Reviews, Advance Commitment, Full Funding or Supplement activities
- Coordinates development of cost and schedule estimates in preparation of Gate and Check Point/Advance Commitment reviews
- Coordinate development of Estimate Confidence Packages and Estimate Development Plans
• Respond to ad hoc requests from Project Management Team (PMT) related to Controls/Reporting
• Consortium / Affiliate / Joint Venture presentations
• Supports preparation of Close-out Reporting / CA$HD Input
• Perform quality assurance at the project level by monitoring and appraising the performance of Contractors in the areas of cost control, progress measurement and schedule control
• Responsible for ensuring that proper and effective project control measures are executed by the Contractor; including the Contractor’s cost and schedule control organization, plans and procedures
• Review and, where appropriate, endorse schedule, progress and cost baselines and forecast prepared by contractors
• Review progress measures reported by the Contractor
• Review cost and schedule bases of Contractor’s Change Proposals / Orders; including progress trends developed by Contractor
• Assist site management in developing/reviewing cost and schedule corrective actions and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are implemented
• Manage the Cost and Schedule organization including the Contractor sites and serve as the central link from the Project to the organization
• Maintain close liaison with other members of the organization on the Project and the function
• Coordinates development of Project Controls Implementation Plan tailored to the specific project
• Provide feedback and mentor to project controls engineers and planners in the project
• Ensure Functional alignment for support and approval of key deliverables (i.e. Estimate Confidence Package, Estimate Development Plan, etc.)
• Drives and promotes capital efficiency on projects being stewarded by the department

• Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Construction Management
• Experience in project controls focused on cost control and schedule control achievements
• Supervisory experience required
• Certification(s) in the project management discipline from a recognized organization (Primavera, PMI, AACE etc.) preferred
• Willing to work overseas in a team environment
• Willing to relocate to required project site
• Knowledgeable with company project management best practices framework and key work processes
• Demonstrated ability to drive creativity, innovation and continuous improvement.
• Strong Influencing, Consulting, Mentoring, Analytical, and Computing skills
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Adaptability to changing priorities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to multitask and respond quickly to urgent analysis requests

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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