Project Controls Manager

  • $165000 - $190000 per annum, Benefits: Annual bonus, medical, dental, 401K, etc.
  • United States North Carolina Charlotte
  • Permanent
  • Petrochemical
Job Title: Project Controls Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Hybrid
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 

Project Controls Manager

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the energy industry. Our client, a global specialty chemicals producer, has a permanent opportunity for a Project Controls Manager to be based in Charlotte, NC.

Job Summary 
Our client is seeking a Project Controls Manager to establish and maintain the capital project cost and schedule monitoring across its capital portfolio.  Candidate must be experienced with handling capital project(s) varying from small continuity capital at a site to $500 million in total installed cost (TIC) on pace of approximately $200 million per year of overall spending.  The successful candidate must have experience with templates, tools, and Owner team staffing for implementation in this environment and work with internal resources to manage the continuity capital and global EPC/CM firms. Candidate must be well-versed in how to calculate risks and risk management. 

  • Collaboratively work with project resources through implementation of project control deliverables, utilizing Client standards specific to the project stage.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, subject matter advice, and guidance to project teams for project controls activities.
  • Accountable for developing predictable cost estimate along with realistic plan and schedule, validated within internal and industry benchmarks to ensure project competitiveness.
  • Coordinates development of a quality schedule consisting of agreed scope, forecasting activities to project completion (including owner’s and contractor(s) overall activities).
  • Support ongoing planning definition process, specifically though establishing milestone targets, effective deadline management and resource allocations.
  • Continuous review and assessment of project progress to preserve cost & schedule delivery and provide accurate updates to Client Management.
  • In coordination with senior management, reviewing financial data for projects on a regular basis to identify trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Maintain liaison with local and corporate internal procurement, contracts, financial and leadership teams to ensure alignment on corporate strategy and goals.
  • Support internal and 3rd party project assurance and governance activities.
  • Assist and contribute to definition of project scope and goals associated with company Project Process deliverables.
  • Develop, review, and maintain a Change Management program ensuring project changes (i.e. design, construction, etc.) are controlled in accordance with corporate policies and practices.
  • Identify and manage potential project risks and liabilities.
  • Support Lessons Learned program based on industry experience and best practices.
  • Ensure adherence to Client’s safety culture and Core Values.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Sciences, Mechanical, Chemical or related field.
  • 15+ years of experience of project controls experience on large projects (>$200M) in the Chemical or Petrochemical industry.
  • Experience with risk management, calulating risk contingencies, and tracking in a project. 
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of cost engineering during FEED and detail engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning.
  • Ability to lead a global and diversified professional team within an Owner’s organization.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization to influence and achieve desired results.
  • Capacity to work independently with minimal direction and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability understanding technical information and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders (i.e. technical and management).
  • Strong organizational skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in project controls tools and work processes – MS Office, MS Project, Power BI, SAP, Primavera, Icarus, etc.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a leading specialty chemicals producer. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package, annual bonus, strong medical benefits, PTO, holidays, and more. Relocation assistance is also available. On top of receiving competitive compensation, the candidate will have the ability to work hybrid. For more information on this opportunity or others, please contact Mishu Ventura. 

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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