Project Control Specialist


Job Description:

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 North East region (Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island).

Note - this work is contingent upon contract award, expected in late summer/early fall 2021.

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.

You will also be:
  • 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

What you will bring to the table:
  • Bachelor's degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Finance required with 2-4 years' of relevant Project Controls experience with related field Minimum understand of Primavera or scheduling technology concepts. MBA preferred with 2 years of relevant experience.
  • 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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Yes, 10% of the time

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Program Financial Control

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