Duke Energy Senior Project Controls Specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for developing the reporting systems for project controls assignments. It performs complex aspects of individual project estimating, scheduling, change documentation and cost control while reporting up to program or portfolio level. The Senior Project Controls Specialist (SrPCS) is a critical position as the expert of at least one of the project controls core competency areas: Scheduling, Estimating, Cost Engineering. The SrPCS is a critical position as a lead of the project controls team as well as a member of multiple project or program teams. This position supports Project Managers and Project Directors on projects and programs of varying size and complexity. SrPCS will be expected to lead / direct the set up and reviews of the project controls status (cost, contract, WBS, schedule, resource, etc.). This position is critical to the mentoring of PCS I/PCS II positions.

Using prescribed methods and tools, the position is responsible for performing primary aspects of project control assignments. The position is considered a technical, SME, support position and requires college level reasoning via formal education or work experience. It requires understanding and application of basic project controls principles. This position must be proficient with various computer applications with analytics that relate to schedule, cost, and risk. This position requires proficient to expert use, understanding and application of project controls principles and associated project controls software tools.


Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following

Lead Development / Generation of Periodic Project Controls Reporting.

Provide leadership in development and generation of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly project controls reports. Responsible for gathering, verifying, validating and analyzing data in support of project controls reporting. Responsible for distributing and archiving project controls reports as appropriate. Ina addition, provide presentation quality report and be available to present if needed to project team/management team.

Lead and Perform Change Control.

Track and manage changes to the project scope, schedule and cost baseline. Identify, assess, gain approval for, and distribute change requests, change notices and/or change orders in a manner compliant with internal governance standards and terms and conditions of relevant contracts (as appropriate). Lead team through audit reviews and reporting.

Oversee Project Controls Benchmarking and Self Assessment Initiatives.

Assist in scheduling and carrying out benchmarking and self assessment initiatives relevant to project controls and the types of projects typically managed by the project controls group. Identify and communicate improvement opportunities, adoption of best practices and counter measures to address gaps in performance.

Expertise in Project Controls Methodologies.

Leads development and maintenance of WBS, project schedules, cost estimates, track and trend cash flow reports, change control documentation (scope, cost or schedule) and/or any reports associated with project controls. Tracks and reports project status performs variance, earned value and critical path analyses at a level appropriate for the project.

Create and Maintain Project Estimate. Work with Estimator(s) to create or create project cost estimate in order to establish effective cost controls management. Assure that project estimate includes all necessary raw materials, resource / labor rates, manufactured materials / equipment as well as current industry data relative to project scope. Manage the estimate according to PMCoE Estimating Standard and review cycle.

Effective Team Leadership. The SrPCS is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with customers, supports the resolution of quality issues and complete assignments (proposals, project tasks, reports, etc.) within negotiated budgets and schedules.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree – business, finance, project management, engineering, technical, or equivalent and 5+ Years of prior work related experience OR 9+ Years related experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency/Expertise with project management / project controls concepts / computer applications / analytics

  • Strong collaborative team member

  • Masters – business, finance, project management, or equivalent

  • PMI or AACE certification (the following or equivalent are acceptable - PMP, CAPM, PMI-SP, AACE-CCC, AACE-PSP, AACE-CEP, AACE-EVP)

  • Software such as MS Project/MS Office Suite, Primavera, Business Objects, Prolog, Passport, Visio, Powerplant, Emax, Peoplesoft

  • Risk management tools / Monte Carlo analysis

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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