Parsons Corporation Project Control Engineer/Specialist in Paradise, California
Project Control Engineer/Specialist
Paradise, California, United States
Do you want to be part of a great team working on some of the world’s greatest engineering and construction projects with the latest software? Parsons is currently seeking a Project Analyst to contribute expertise in project controls, scheduling, and earned value management. This full time role would be located in Pleasanton / Chico area of California
This is a Journey level Project Management Analyst who works with the direction of more senior PM Analysts, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Business Planners and a supervisor. The position provides project oversight, control and analysis for capital and expense improvement projects and/or FERC relicensing and license compliance projects for hydro power and/or fossil fired and infrastructure facilities. Multiple projects are supported simultaneously. The position requires a thorough understanding of project cost and schedule controls and project management methodologies, strong computer skills, and enhanced verbal and written communication skills. Employee works independently with general direction and applies judgment to set priorities and complete tasks. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.
Position responsibilities include assisting project leads (Project Managers and Project Engineers) with management and successful completion of projects, on time and within budget, and assisting supervisors and managers through analysis and reporting on projects and programs. Job duties may vary by assignment but demand more in depth skill and knowledge, involve more complex projects and analysis and greater autonomy as skill and experience develop. Duties for Journey level PM Analysts are completed under general direction from project leads and supervisors; complexity and autonomy of assignments increase as an employee gains more experience and expertise. In addition, job duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist project leads as needed to obtain management approval of projects and budgets, including independently drafting and developing project authorization requests, cost estimates, economic analyses, project justification, and other supporting documents some direction from project lead and other team members.
Efficiently and accurately perform monitoring and analysis functions for the various projects. Work in collaboration with project leads and project teams to develop and maintain project schedules and monitor cost status and forecasts. Analyze schedule start and duration variances. Perform targeted SAP queries to extract financial performance data.
Maintains written and electronic project documentation and records for required aspects of the project in accordance with established guidelines and requirements.
Maintains order groups by managing orders from inception through completion and closure.
Analyze and trend cost and schedule variances against authorized and budgeted cost plans. Alert team when corrective actions are needed, including anticipating future problems based on trends. Analyze actual charges to validate their correctness and appropriateness, and take corrective measures when appropriate. Provide project leads and project team members with status information and milestones that will ensure timely decisions that will take advantage of changing circumstances and resource availability.
Independently prepare and maintain project status reports, programmatic spreadsheets, project database updates and various management communication reports (in coordination with project lead). Recommends and implements improvements to these systems.
Assist project leads with procurement and contracting activities including but not limited to drafting of contract documents under direction of project lead; work directly with contractors to resolve errors and questions concerning invoices.
Recommend improvements to assist in maintaining and updating Project Management Guidelines, including recommending process improvements.
Assist in updating Project Management website.
Assist project leads with coordination and documentation of project kickoff meetings, walk downs, lessons learned meetings, and design review meetings. Occasionally stand in for project lead when he or she is not available.
Mentor newer employees and assist in training and developmental functions.
Will support management on analyst related job duties as needed.
Supports multiple projects by providing cost and schedule reporting and analysis and other project documentation. Assignments typically require proficiency with company systems and analysis techniques and require some direction from project leads and supervisor. Work progress is reviewed occasionally for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion. Represents project lead when he or she is not available. May provide guidance and/or review of work of less experienced team members. May partner with internal or external stakeholders to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.
External contacts primarily include project-related work and support contract administration with contractors and vendors. May include some interaction with agencies or non-governmental organizations. Internal contacts are primarily with Power Gen personnel, including OM clients, business planners, project team members, and PGE internal services organizations and typically include supporting project-related work, documenting and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, documenting meetings and providing appropriate documentation.
0-2 years of construction scheduling experience.
Experience with developing schedules using Primavera software.
4-year degree in construction management, engineering, or related field from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of technical training and/or experience.
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