Leading the Field in Construction and Project Management
The Spear Group enables companies to navigate business challenges by providing highly qualified personnel on demand.
- Long-term assignments with The Spear Group, a recognized leader in Project Control & Project Management of large capital projects.
- Career development positions available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina.
Project Controls Professional
Entry/Novice: 0 -3 years + Degree. Internships or prior experience is desired
Degree: BS / BA Construction Management or related
The Project Controls professional will support the engineering operations team in planning and implementing projects with cost estimating and scheduling.
Prepares specific budgets, plans, schedules and forecasts in accordance with prescribed standards and procedures.
Assists in developing the requirements for budgeting, planning, scheduling, and forecasting standards
Performs assigned tasks related to establishing and/or implementing project control standards for recording, reporting, and analyzing performance data. Performs performance monitoring and control functions for specific applications.
Prepares cost (man-hours, dollars, and quantities), schedule, and performance/productivity reports and variance analysis as required to explain differences between budget, actual and forecasted expenditures and baseline schedule and current schedule.
Assist in developing variance analysis as required.
Assists in developing Work Breakdown Structures as directed
Performs routine data analysis and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as directed.
Maintains continuous records of project cost or schedule status based upon input from the project team
Monitors and evaluates the effects of project changes including but not limited to trends, scope changes, and delays.
Alerts the Project Team and Cost/Schedule Engineer of cost or schedule impacts.
Participates in any estimating, scheduling, planning or cost related activities as required to support the project team.
Suggests remedial action or “work around” to the members of the Project Team so that they can maintain the Project baseline estimate or schedule.
Assists in Project close-out requirements both Financial and Documentation
Assists in developing requirements and standards for cost recording, monitoring, reporting, and analyzing; cost/scheduling reporting performance measurement; productivity reporting; and variance reporting. Performs performance monitoring and control functions
Effective Time-Management as deadlines are crucial in project management, making sure that everything is on time and moving smoothly is a critical part of the job.
Reports to and receives technical and administrative supervision from designated supervisory personnel.
Supervises project control activities when delegated.
Experience and Skills
Education and/or training in the management of large amounts of information. Strong analytical skills with the ability to review data and convert that to project-related knowledge. Understanding of planning/scheduling and cost engineering and/or estimating. Requires well developed verbal and written communication skills.
Technical Skills Sought
Good computer skills are mandatory. Experience in commercially available software packages used for project management such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Office, is highly desired. Familiarity with phone and tablet mobile applications. Expert level skills with Power Pivots, Visual Basic and Cube data management is highly desired.
The Spear Group is pleased to offer our eligible employees competitive salary offerings and comprehensive benefits designed to meet the needs of both individuals and families.
Paid Leave, 401-K, Group Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D etc.