Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States

Project Controls Engineer (Contract to Hire)

Our Client is seeking a Project Controls Engineer with CAPEX project responsibility. This role is responsible for planning and scheduling various project workloads. Gathers and analyzes information to prepare status report, ensures that assignments and scheduling of work follow company policy, and evaluates current procedures and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling projects. Additionally, tracks costs using work orders and invoices. Documents work orders and projects and closes them out. Monitors schedule compliance levels and identifies reasons for completion shortfalls. The position will report to a project manager.   


  • Oversee, identify plan deviations, and recommend resolution for project manager.
  • Monitor performance and determine improvement areas by developing key performance indicators for critical department metrics.
  • Complete ad hoc assignments to support capital transmission project delivery.
  • Create and execute internal controls and offer Internal Auditor services to assure controls.
  • Maintain current and forecasted Cash Flow data when compared to projected Cash Flow.
  • Manage project accounting databases to ensure timely security and control.
  • Offer direct financial communication with project team, internal financing department, sub-contractors, and Joint Venture owners.
  • Ensure financial information accuracy between program-level and subproject reporting.
  • Support Project Management Office Supervisor in project financial management and divisional reporting.
  • Administer and coordinate routine contract work using prescribed and standardized methods.
  • Coordinate with Fleet administrative staff to correct income entry and equipment cost errors.
  • Conduct cost variance analysis and schedule against baseline values through PMI Earned Value Measurement technique.
  • Enforce actual project data collection and weekly accurate estimates.
  • Recommend and execute corrective actions to handle project compliance.
  • Plan for high-risk project strategic initiatives and ensure correct duration estimated tasks.
  • Create a high-level master schedule that incorporates the initial CPM schedule and the contractors' schedule.
  • Track critical activities and changes to the critical path impacting the project.
  • Keep an eye on program milestones and interdependencies.
  • Utilize industry accepted methodologies to analyze delays.
  • Provide information on items impacting the project schedule.
  • Responsible for spotting the critical path, as well as proffering alternatives to regain slippage to the schedule.
  • Strategize ways to negotiate claims, including office overhead, labor, and equipment costs.
  • Document changes integrated into the project schedule.
  • Provide a summary and report on project progress.
  • Spot project risks and include impact analysis for review by project team.
  • Responsible for maintaining current and standardized job files.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of construction project management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using MS Project or Primavera P3 or P6 and MS Excel
  • Subject matter expertise using MS Project to manage an integrated master schedule and the supporting detailed schedules/
  • Extremely proficient in MS Office.
  • Superior interpersonal and demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and be able to foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment
  • Creative and innovative with assignments. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in work style to better respond to multiple requests/tasks and handle sudden changes in priorities. Able to embrace and participate in change initiatives.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and writing skills, to include solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree/experience combination in construction and/or engineering.
  • Formal project management training or certification is a plus - PMP Certification preferred.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.