Project Control Specialist - Electric Utilities

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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 Charlotte, NC.

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 Staff Augmentation 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.

Project Controls Specialist Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor project metrics, develop dashboards and reports
  • Assist with project/program schedule monitoring and budget status communication to project/program management teams and senior management
  • Track and examine the project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals, and forecasts
  • Perform the analysis, review, and forecast, on project cost performance, including the status of committed costs against approved budgets
  • Attend project management meetings and provide input related to project costs, commitments, and forecasts, as required
  • Prepare written, tabular, and graphic reports that communicate project cost status periodically and as required
  • Monitor and report cash flow analysis and revenue generation points
  • Work with scheduling staff to develop, manage, revise, and update integrated detailed project schedules including all phases of project execution
  • Provide input for proposals and RFPs
  • Participate in review of proposals, RFPs and bids

Project Controls Specialist Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Construction Management, Business, Accounting 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.
  • Knowledge of Primavera software
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Excel
  • Proven ability to support project managers and senior management with the use and maintenance of project controls systems and outputs
  • Experience with Project Controls/ Project Management processes, as applied on engineering and construction projects, including but not limited to risk management, financial management, work breakdown structures, change management, cost estimating, configuration management and procurement
  • Project Controls/Project Management certification(s) are desired
  • Experience in large capital construction projects desired
  • Experience with document management software desired
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands for your time in a fast-paced environment
  • PMP certificate preferred

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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