Project Controls Specialist
We are currently seeking qualified applicants to provide Project Control services related to transmission line, substation and distribution line construction projects within our client facilities in the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas regions.
At Leidos, we take care of our employees. We seek the best and the brightest, and in return, we invest in you, with an eye on your future, through career advancement, growth opportunities and continuous improvement via mentoring, formal and informal project management training and assistance with obtaining pertinent certifications. We challenge you to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and reward you with a welcoming culture that recognizes the importance of a strong work/life balance, as well as competitive compensation and benefits. We believe that diversity and inclusion make us all better and offer the chance to have fun and make a difference.
As a Project Controls Specialist within Leidos’ Power Delivery Services organization, you will work alongside project managers, construction managers and lead engineers for various clients supported by the Power Delivery Services (PDS) division, supporting Transmission & Distribution electric utility projects. The position will be client facing and responsible for creating, maintaining and driving resource and cost loaded schedules using Primavera P6 Scheduling Software.
We are specifically looking for SProject Controls candidates in the following locations:
Little Rock, Arkansas
New Orleans, LA (South LA)
Monroe, LA (North LA)
Greater Houston area, TX
Baton Rouge, LA
This position is 100% remote.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is for a future need, and because of it's status, it may result in delayed responses on your application.
Project Controls Specialist
Developing, maintaining and driving engineering and construction schedules for various sized transmission & distribution projects for public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities located throughout the United States
Work with Project Management using earned value management techniques to ensure that schedule and costs are aligned, including the development of recovery plans, to stay within approved limits
Provide analysis of schedule data to identify key project issues
Verify progress and reviews performance trends
Investigate causes of variances between planned and earned/actual progress and document discoveries
Identify, analyze and document project schedule variances and conclude on possible impacts
Support on the development of plans and schedules for front end work
Lead/Assist in the development and maintenance of Issue and Risk register
Actively participate in the development of project Work Breakdown Structure
Provide analysis of cost variances between budget, actual costs, and support development of cost forecasts
Develop and produce schedule weekly/monthly project control reports for client and internal management review: which includes resource loading analysis and schedules, critical path items and risk analysis
Interfacing directly with the client and internal management to report progress, schedule and risks across a portfolio of electrical distribution projects
Assist the project manager with the creation and maintenance of comprehensive project dashboard reports and KPI tracking
To be considered for the following levels:
Base Level: Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Finance required with a minimum of two (2) + years of relevant Project Controls experience
Mid Level: Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Finance required with a minimum of four (4) + years of relevant Project Controls experience
Senior Level: Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Finance required with a minimum of eight (8) + years of relevant Project Controls experience
SME Level: Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Finance required with a minimum of twelve (12) + years of relevant Project Controls experience
Project Controls Specialist
Minimum understand of Primavera or scheduling technology concepts
Must demonstrate recent and in-depth expertise in electric power infrastructure projects within transmission or distribution design
Must have the capability for planning, organizing, directing and tracking technical efforts on assigned tasks
Should be capable of tracking cost and schedule status of assigned tasks
Must be able to interact with customer representatives in an effective manner
Must have demonstrated success with a team approach to the consulting business
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Leidos Engineering is a trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions.
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Covid Guidance for the US
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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