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Advanced Project Controls Specialist
Texas City, TX  Posted: 8/26/2019



The position will be based out of COMPANY’s Refinery in Texas City, TX. The role entails leading and advancing Project Controls principles and techniques while supporting a portfolio of major projects ranging from $10MM-$100MM.


Participate in development of project execution plans, schedules and cost control documentation, and maintaining project metrics throughout the duration of the project.
Assembles all cost elements (WBS/CBS) involved in the defined scope of a project to generate an estimated cost. Applies established cost estimating principles to ensure that estimates are accurate and relative.
Provide project controls expertise relating the integration, controls and management of projects; including project planning and scheduling, manpower planning, cost control and risk management.
Develop and monitor, with the project team, project execution strategy and tactical plans to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness for individual projects.
Apply project controls methods and procedures for each project phase from Conceptual through Implementation (including Close-Out and Commissioning)
Apply cost control and other analytical techniques to quantify financial performance and forecast projections via EVM (Earned Value Methodology)
Provide thorough project controls, an accountability/audit trail of major project decisions, to minimize company commercial risk.
Provide project controls input for contractor selection, (i.e. pre-qualification assessment, bid inquiry development, bid evaluation and contract award recommendations).
Develop customized project management systems, applications and tools, as required, to meet specific project needs.
Implement the overall project risk management process including risk identification and mitigation.
Responsible for change management & contingency control
Develop &/or analyze reports to depict current project status and direction to help achieve project goals.
Interface with member of client project teams including project managers, construction, and accounting departments
Align project controls processes and procedure utilized at Galveston Bay with Refining Engineering and Refining Project Management Group in Findlay, OH.


Business Acumen
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the organization’s business challenges. Recognizes and leverages business knowledge to make quality business decisions.
Change Advocacy
Joining with others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
Critical Thinking
Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities. Using data analysis to draw conclusions. Using judgment in choosing a course of action Taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Degree: Bachelors or Technical with substantial experience
Years of Experience: 10+
Major Discipline: Construction Management, Engineering, Accounting, Business or related discipline
Computer Proficiencies: Ideal candidate would possess advanced skills or knowledge of the following systems:
1) SAP / SAP Business Intelligence
2) EcoSys EPC
3) Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (specific to the oil and gas, refining, and chemicals industries)
4) Oracle Primavera Enterprise (P6)
5) Microsoft Office expertise (Advanced Excel/Access skills)

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